This aircraft was the first to be successfully piloted from England to Australia. Piloted by Ross and Keith Smith with mechanics Bennett and Shiers the aircraft (with the markings G-EAOU "God Elp All Of Us") took 27 days to complete the journey and is still housed at Adelaide Airport South Australia in a static display. I was fascinated by the aircraft as a young boy and still remember the excitement of looking through the big window at it. This flight was recreated in a replica Vimy in 1994
bill, 20.06.2011 06:27
Also, on the strust immed behind the cockpit was a fuel gauge, which Brown c;leared of snow. Do yoy know if there was just one gauge or two
, e-mail, 20.06.2011 06:27
Vickers F.B.27 Vimy 1917
Ian Parker, e-mail, 13.01.2011 14:39
The Vimy was kept on as a bomber in Ireland until 1929, and was also used earlier to run mail between cairo and Bahgdad, as well as other odd routes from time to time.
brendan, e-mail, 17.10.2007 16:02
I am researching a story on Alcock and Brown and their Vimy. Can you tell me what the little propellor is for, which is on the starboard wing? The one on the right, port, wing powered a generator for their wireless - it flew off, shortly after they left St John's. Also, on the strust immed behind the cockpit was a fuel gauge, which Brown c;leared of snow. Do yoy know if there was just one gauge or two? Many thanks, Brendan
the aircraft pictured is not a Vimy, but a later airliner, a Handley Page H.P.42, which was one of Imperial Airways' star airliners during the 1930s. The Vimy Commercial looks like the airplane shown in the 3-view above on this web page.
J. Tewes, e-mail, 26.03.2007 23:23
I have a Poster "Cairo by Air" Which can be viewed on www.allposters.com which depicts a commercial aircraft. Is it a Vimy? Does anyone know?
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