Vickers VC.1 Viking. Specifications. A photo.

Vickers VC.1 Viking. Specifications. A photo.


Vickers VC.1 Viking - British Multipurpose Utility airliner developed in 1945, the aircraft manufacturing company «Vickers-Armstrongs».


Photo Vickers VC.1 Viking


Multi-purpose vehicle model Vickers VC.1 Viking became designed by the British aeronautical engineer in the early 40-ies of the last century, and if the aircraft was originally developed exclusively for civil purposes, is already later, with the start of production, the aircraft Vickers VC.1 Viking also and it was positioned as a military aircraft.

The Vickers VC.1 Viking aircraft has a wide range of functionality, in particular in the civil aviation field, this aircraft has been used as a passenger aircraft capable of flying at short distances (regional flights) and transporting cargo, and the aircraft could be combined in To themselves these functions, carrying out simultaneously transportation, both passengers, and cargoes. As for the military sphere of aviation, here, in addition to transporting goods and servicemen, the aircraft is also used as a patrol and surveillance aircraft.

Aircraft Vickers VC.1 Viking has quite acceptable aerodynamic shape, which ensures an aircraft of this model and reduced drag, and the ability to accelerate to higher speeds, and it is quite acceptable rate maneuverability, which is directly influenced and controllability of the aircraft.


Vickers VC.1 Viking photo


The first flight of an airplane model Vickers VC.1 Viking held in June 1945 years. Thanks to approach sufficiently qualified British engineers in the design and the design of the aircraft, the project has successfully completed all the test trials, thus, have the same year, the aircraft began to be produced commercially and, moreover, does not unsuccessfully.

On its board a multipurpose aircraft Vickers VC.1 Viking can carry out transportation to 26 people, including two crew members and passengers 24, however, the number taken on board the aircraft of people may vary depending on the configuration of the aircraft and its specific use. If necessary, the aircraft model Vickers VC.1 Viking may also carry and transport to its onboard small amount of cargo, but in this case, the maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft is limited weighing 15420 kilogram.

Aircraft Vickers VC.1 Viking is equipped with a piston-type power plant, consisting of two radial engines brands Bristol Hercules 634, each of which has its own power in 1690 hp, and ensures the aircraft is very large load capacity and a sufficiently large part of the flight velocity component about 420 km \ h. The maximum distance that the aircraft model Vickers VC.1 Viking can produce flights, limited distance in 840 kilometers.

During the production period, the release of aircraft models Vickers VC.1 Viking produced in two basic versions, including:

  • Vickers VC.1 Viking - The basic version of the aircraft;
  • Vickers VC.1B Viking - An improved version of the aircraft, based at version Vickers VC.1 Viking, with a number of minor technical amendments.


Specifications Vickers VC.1 Viking.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 24 person (depending on layout);
  • aircraft Length: 19,86 m .;
  • Wingspan: 27,2 m .;
  • Plane Height: 5,98 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 10430 kg .;
  • Payload: 4500 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 15420 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 350 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 420 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 840 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7300 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Hercules 634;
  • Power: 2 x 1690 hp


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