Vickers Vimy Mk II Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1919
Type: Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Vickers Limited - UK
Production Total: 200
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 43.54 feet (13.27 meters)
Overall Width: 67.16 feet (20.47 meters)
Overall Height: 15.26 feet (4.65 meters)
Weight (Empty): 7,103 lb (3,222 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 12,450 lb (5,647 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII V-12 piston engines developing 360 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 103 mph (166 kph; 90 knots)
Maximum Range: 910 miles (1,464 km)
Service Ceiling: 10,000 feet (3,048 meters; 1.89 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in forward cockpit.
1 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in rear dorsal cockpit.
Up to 2,476lbs of ordnance.
Global Operators / Customers
China; France; Spain; United Kingdom
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
F.B.27 (Vimy Mk I) - Designation covering four completed prototypes.
F.B.27A (Vimy Mk II) - Primary RAF production model.
Vimy (Ambulance) - Air Ambulance with revised fuselage.
Vimy (Commercial) - Commercial variant with bulbous fuselage lined with porthole windows.