Vickers 668 Varsity

Trainer

Vickers 668 Varsity T.1 Royal Air Force WL626 / P © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Vickers Varsity is a twin-engined trainer aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs.
The Varsity is a development of the Vickers VC.1 Viking and Vickers Valetta.
Crew4
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelBristol Hercules 264
Engine Power (each)1454 kW1950 hp
Speed463 km/h250 kts
  288 mph
Service Ceiling8.748 m28.700 ft
Range4.263 km2.302 NM
2.649 mi.
Empty Weight12.265 kg27.040 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight17.010 kg37.500 lbs
Wing Span29,13 m95 ft 7 in
Wing Area90,5 m974 ft
Length20,57 m67 ft 6 in
Height7,29 m23 ft 11 in
First Flight1949
Production Statusout of production
Total Production161
Developed fromVickers VC.1 Viking
Data for (Version)Vickers Varsity T.Mk 1

[Photo-ID: 6895] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Vickers 668 Varsity T.1, Royal Air Force, WF369, c/n 528, Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
668 Varsity T.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WF369
c/n: 528
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 7653] Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
Vickers 668 Varsity T.1, Royal Air Force, WL626, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
668 Varsity T.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL626
 
ex G-BHDD
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 7654] Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
Vickers 668 Varsity T.1, Royal Air Force, WL626, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
668 Varsity T.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL626
 
ex G-BHDD
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 6654] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Vickers 668 Varsity T.1, Royal Air Force, WL679, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
668 Varsity T.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL679
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6655] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Vickers 668 Varsity T.1, Royal Air Force, WL679, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Vickers
668 Varsity T.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WL679
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]