Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane

Made:
1919
maker:
Vickers Limited

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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
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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

Cockpit of Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. Black and white photograph, taken in 1956, from the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane. Black and white photograph, taken in 1977, from the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane

Vickers Vimy/Rolls-Royce Biplane, flown by 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. They flew from St John's, Newfoundland and crash-landing in a bog near Clifden, Galway, Ireland. With a fuel capacity of 3932 litres (865 gal) and a cruising speed of 144 km/h (90 mph), it crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 16 hours 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, the aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII V-12 engines.

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Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1919-476 Pt1
type:
aircraft
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Vickers Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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