Vickers Vimy

Bomber Biplane

Vickers Vimy, Replica © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Vickers Vimy is a twin-engined bomber biplane aircraft with a crew of three produced by the British manufacturer Vickers Limited. The military Vimy was not operational in WWI.
The Vickers Vimy was also built for civil operations as the Vimy Commercial. A military transport version was the Vickers Vernon in service with the Royal Air Force. Several Vimy Commercial were exported to China where some of them were later converted to bombers again. Several Vimy aircraft were used for long-range record flights. In June 1919 a Vickers Vimy was used for the world?s first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John?s, Newfloundland to Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Eagle VIII
Engine Power (each)268 kW360 hp
Speed167 km/h90 kts
  104 mph
Service Ceiling2.134 m7.000 ft
Range1.448 km782 NM
900 mi.
Empty Weight3.221 kg7.100 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.937 kg10.884 lbs
Wing Span20,75 m68 ft 1 in
Wing Area122,4 m1318 ft
Length13,27 m43 ft 6 in
Height4,76 m15 ft 7 in
First Flight30.11.1917
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 280
Data for (Version)Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Mk.II
VariantsVickers Vernon, F.B.27A Vimy II, Vimy Ambulance, Vimy Commercial

[Photo-ID: 1206] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Vickers Vimy, , F8614, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Vickers
Reg.: F8614
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]