Vickers Varsity. Specifications. A photo.
Vickers Varsity. Specifications. A photo.

Vickers Varsity. Specifications. A photo.


Vickers Varsity - British twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft, developed in 1949, the aircraft manufacturing company «Vickers-Armstrongs».


Vickers Varsity photo


Designing a multipurpose aircraft model Vickers Varsity began in mid-40-ies of the last century, at the same time, as a base, British aircraft manufacturers of the company «Vickers-Armstrongs» used aircraft model Vickers Viking, which provided and reduce development time, and reduce the cost of the project with direct improving aircraft performance parameters of the aircraft.

The design of the aircraft Vickers Varsity has undergone some minor changes, mainly relating to components of aerodynamic shape, which allowed the aircraft to somewhat reduce drag during flight, thus enabling the acceleration to higher speeds. Among other things, improved aerodynamics also favorably affected the handling and such property as the maneuverability of the aircraft, which provided the aircraft more efficient operation.

The aircraft model Vickers Varsity, as well as model aircraft Vickers Viking, has a multi-purpose, in particular, the aircraft used in civil aviation for transportation on its board of passengers and cargo, and military aircraft, in addition to the two designated purposes, also used as a training aircraft, as an observation and patrol aircraft.


Photo Vickers Varsity


Multiple aircraft Vickers Varsity made its first test flight in 1949 year, and due to the fact that the design of this aircraft had already been tested, then, and this time, the project did not reveal any problems, ensuring the aircraft fast start in serial production which was long enough - for the entire period of production, the British aircraft manufacturers 161 aircraft of this model were built.

On its board multi-purpose cargo-aircraft Vickers Varsity can carry up to 20 people, thus, the flight crew consists of four people, while the control plane model Vickers Viking needed a crew of two people. If necessary, the aircraft can also be used as a vehicle capable of carrying on its board a large number of goods, with the condition that the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft, amounting 17 tons will not be exceeded.


Aircraft Vickers Varsity


The aircraft is equipped with two Vickers Varsity piston radial engines brands Bristol Hercules 264, the power of each of which is 1950 hp, allowing the aircraft flight and high speed component 460 km \ h. (Maximum value), and allows you to overcome big enough distances, limited distance in 4260 kilometers.


Specifications Vickers Varsity.


  • Crew: 4 person;
  • Passenger: 20 people;
  • aircraft Length: 20,58 m .;
  • Wingspan: 29,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 7,3 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 12265 kg .;
  • Payload: 4000 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 17010 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 370 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 460 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 4260 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Hercules 264;
  • Power: 2 x 1950 hp



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