Vickers Vimy/Rolls-Royce Biplane, complete with two Rolls-Royce engines and propellers.
Vickers Vimy/Rolls-Royce Biplane, complete with two Rolls Royce engines and propellers. Sir John William Alcock (1892-1919) and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown (1886-1948) made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic on 14th-15th June 1919 in this Vimy, flying from St John's, Newfoundland and crash-landing in a bog near Clifden, Galway, Ireland. They were knighted by King George V on their return. Designed originally as a heavy bomber to attack Germany and constructed mainly of wood covered by a layer of fabric.
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