Vickers Vivid
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Vickers Vivid

One prototype flown on 27 June 1927. No production.

Vickers VividA three-view drawing (800 x 678)

 ENGINE1 x 490hp Napier Lion VA
    Wingspan13.74 m45 ft 1 in
    Length9.75 m32 ft 0 in
    Wing area54.63 m2588.03 sq ft
    Max. speed217 km/h135 mph
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 4 x 50kg bombs

Vickers Vivid

Barry, 07.12.2015

The Vivid was in fact a variation of the Vixen, but I believe the plane that carried the mail with Colonel Russell and flown by Vickers test pilot Joseph "Mutt" Summers was a Vixen VI.

benita, 24.11.2010

I have an old letter that tells of a huge party for Col Russel and mentions the Karlsruhe arriving on 'monday'

John C Symons, 18.10.2009

According to Flight Magazine AUGUST 29, 1929, page 912, a Vickers "Vivid" was used to fly an air mail from Oranmore, Galway, to London, mail which had been transferred from the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer Karlsruhe at Galway. The pilot was Col C Russell of the Irish Free State Air Service.
Is this likely to be so?

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