Vickers 615 VC.1 Viking

Short-Range Airliner

Vickers 639 Viking 1 © Paul J. Hooper
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The Vickers VC.1 Viking is a twin-engined short-range airliner with a capacity of up to 24 passengers produced by the British manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs.
The VC.1 Viking was the first British passenger plane built after WWII. The Viking based in parts on the Vickers Wellington using parts of its wings, the engines and the landing gear. Viking variants 3 / 3A and 3B were able to carry 36 passengers.
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelBristol Hercules 634
Engine Power (each)1260 kW1690 hp
Speed422 km/h228 kts
  262 mph
Service Ceiling7.254 m23.800 ft
Range837 km452 NM
520 mi.
Empty Weight10.433 kg23.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight15.422 kg34.000 lbs
Wing Span27,20 m89 ft 3 in
Wing Area81,9 m882 ft
Length19,86 m65 ft 2 in
Height5,97 m19 ft 7 in
First Flight22.06.1945
Production Statusout of production
Total Production163
Data for (Version)Vickers VC.1 Viking 1B