Vickers 667 Valiant

Long-Range Bomber / Tanker / Reconnaissance Aircraft

Vickers Valiant BK1 © Robert Beaver
Photo ©: Robert Beaver (photos at airliners.net)
The Vickers Valiant is a four-engine subsonic long-range strategic bomber aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs. The Valiant was also used as aerial refueling tankers and as reconnaissance aircraft.
The Valiant was one of the three V-Bombers (Vulcan, Valiant und Victor) of the Royal Air Force.
Crew5
Propulsion4 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Avon RA.28 Mk 205
Engine Power (each)44,5 kN10000 lbf
Speed911 km/h492 kts
  566 mph
Service Ceiling16.459 m54.000 ft
Range7.241 km3.910 NM
4.500 mi.
Empty Weight34.419 kg75.880 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight63.503 kg140.000 lbs
Wing Span34,85 m114 ft 4 in
Wing Area219,4 m2362 ft
Length32,99 m108 ft 3 in
Height9,80 m32 ft 2 in
First Flight18.05.1951
Production Statusout of production
Total Production107
Data for (Version)Vickers Valiant B.Mk 1

[Photo-ID: 6652] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Vickers 667 Valiant B.1, Royal Air Force, XD818, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
667 Valiant B.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XD818
 
last surviving Valiant
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6653] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Vickers 667 Valiant B.1, Royal Air Force, XD818, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
667 Valiant B.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XD818
 
last surviving Valiant
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]