Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane, 1919.

Made:
1919 in Weybridge
maker:
Rolls-Royce Limited

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Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
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Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Archive.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rolls-Royce 'Eagle' aero engine no. 5244, by Rolls-Royce Limited, England, 1914-1919. Used in the aircraft in which
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Cockpit of Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. Black and white photograph, taken in 1956, from the Science Museum
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Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. Black and white photograph, taken in 1977, from the Science Museum
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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.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1919-476
type:
biplanes
credit:
Vickers and Rolls-Royce
status:
Permanent collection

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