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Vickers Valentia

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Top speed  169 km/h
Length  18 m
Wingspan  34 m
First flight  1921
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Manufacturers  Vickers-Armstrongs, Vickers Limited, S.E. Saunders & Sons

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The Vickers Valentia was a 1920s British flying boat designed during the First World War.


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Three Valentia prototypes were built by the Vickers Company at their Barrow works (Walney Island perhaps), having been ordered in May 1918 as a potential replacement for the Felixstowe F.5. The hull was built by S.E.Saunders works at Cowes. The first of the three (Serial Number N124) first flew on 5 March 1921, when Stanley Cockerell began test-flying it over the Solent. N124 was damaged on landing in June 1921 and was dismantled, the second N125 forced landed on its delivery flight on 15 March 1922 The third flying boat N126 was delivered in 1923 and used for trials until it was withdrawn from use in November 1924.

The name was later re-used for a transport aircraft.

Specifications (Valentia)

Data from Vickers Aircraft since 1908

General characteristics

  • Crew: Five
  • Length: 58 ft 0 in (17.68 m)
  • Wingspan: 112 ft 0 in (34.15 m)
  • Height: ft in (m)
  • Empty weight: 10,000 lb (4,545 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 21,300 lb (9,682 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Condor piston engine, 600 hp (448 kW) each
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 105 mph (168 km/h, 91 kn)
  • Endurance: 4 hours 30 min
  • Time to: 6,000 ft (1,800 m) 9.5 min
  • Armament

  • Guns: Provision for two Lewis guns. Tested with COW 37 mm gun
  • References

    Vickers Valentia Wikipedia

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