Vickers Vincent

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Vickers Vincent
Vickers Vincent.jpg
K4681 Aden Communications Flight IWM photo CM 6855
Vickers Vincent 2.jpg
Type Biplane
Role Army liaison
Designer Vickers
Manufacturer Vickers
Produced UK
Number built 197
Primary users RAF
In service 1928
Out of service 1942


A variation of the Vickers Vildebeest it was designed to operate in support of the British Army in the Middle East. They were used to bomb Italian forces during the East Africa Campaign and for coastal patrols from Aden. Also used in the Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941 and while not used in the front line, they were used as late as 1944 to spray locusts in Iran.

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three - Pilot, observer, gunner
  • Length: 11.18 m
  • Wingspan: 14.94 m
  • Height: 4.47 m
  • Empty weight: 2,165 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,856 kg
  • Powerplant: 1 x Bristol Pegasus II-Me 9 cylinder radial engine
  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h
  • Range: 2,010 km
  • Service ceiling: 5,800 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: 1 x .303 Vickers Mk II in nose; Lewis gun in rear cockpit
  • Bombs: 500 kg

Crew members

No. 244 Squadron RAF