The Vincent was a three-seat general-purpose version of the Vildebeest, designed essentially for tropical service in the Middle East and therefore carrying comprehensive equipment. Fitted with a 484kW Bristol Pegasus IIM3 engine, it (like the Vildebeest) had sufficient fuel as standard for a 1000km flight while cruising at 195km/h; this range could be increased to 2000km by the use of an auxiliary fuel tank attached in the position normally occupied by the torpedo. A number of Vildebeests were converted into Vincents and, with new production aircraft, the RAF operated just under 200 from 1934. The last were withdrawn in 1941.
| ENGINE||1 x 635hp Bristol Pegasus IIM.3|
| Take-off weight||3677 kg||8106 lb|
| Empty weight||1920 kg||4233 lb|
| Wingspan||14.94 m||49 ft 0 in|
| Length||11.18 m||37 ft 8 in|
| Height||5.41 m||18 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||67.63 m2||727.96 sq ft|
| Max. speed||229 km/h||142 mph|
| Ceiling||5791 m||19000 ft|
| Range||1006 km||625 miles|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 8 x 50kg + 8 x 9kg bombs|
|A three-view drawing of Type 266 Vincent (680 x 602)|
|ANN POTTS, 09.06.2015|
Think I did it wrong first time!
Just found a photo taken in Simal Iraq 1938/39 of "55" Squadron Vincents - was delighted as well as surprised to discover more about them here.
|Ann Potts, 09.06.2015|
Now then is the coloured illustration above not a Vildebeest as it is so described elsewhere on this site? I think there is need for a proof reader!
Vildebeests were converted into Vincents and, with new production aircraft, the RAF operated just under 200 from 1934. The last were withdrawn in 1941.
|Laurence Garey, 13.02.2009|
A couple of Vincents were still operated by 244 Sqd at Sharjah in 1942 (K6359, 6363) (see http://l.garey.googlepages.com/tonytubbenhauer)
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?