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Vickers F.B.27 Vimy

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Designed in 1917 to bomb strategic targets in Germany from bases in the UK, the F.B.27 arrived too late to see active combat in WWI. This aircraft is most noted for its historic making long distance flights from Britain to Australia & Britain to Cape Town, S.A. The a/c featured here is a Mercedes powered replica built in 1991 that has re-created these historic flights.

General:

Type: Bomber

Crew: 4

Seating: 4

First Flight: 30/Nov/1917

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

43' 6.5"

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68' 0"

7100 lbs.

12500 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

2

360 hp per engine

Rolls Royce Eagles VIII

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

1100 miles

103 mph

95 mph

430 ft/sec

10500 ft

Armament:

2 Lewis MG & up to 2,475 of bombs. 

     

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