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Vickers Type 123

Type 123

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Role: Single-seat fighter
National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Vickers Limited
First flight: 11 September 1926
Retired: 1930
Status: Scrapped
Number built: 1

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The Vickers Type 123 was a 1920s British single-seat biplane fighter designed and built by Vickers Limited as a private venture. The only Type 123 was later modified into the Type 141 but not winning any orders it was scrapped in 1930.

Design and development

The Type 123 was a conventional biplane powered by a 400 hp (298 kW) Hispano-Suiza T52 engine and built at Weybridge Aerodrome in 1926. It was registered as G-EBNQ in February 1926 and first flew on the 11 September 1926. In 1927 it had a 480 hp (358 kW) Rolls-Royce F.XI engine fitted and was re-designated the Type 141. It competed unsuccessfully in an Air Ministry fighter procurement competition in January 1928. It was then modified as a fleet fighter to meet Specification 21/26 and carried out trials on HMS Furious in June 1929. Without winning any orders the aircraft was scrapped in 1930.

Specifications (Type 123)

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 10.37 m (34 ft 0 in)
Height: 2.85 m (9 ft 4 in)
Wing area: 35.12 m (378 ft)
Empty weight: 1033 kg (2278 lb)
Gross weight: 1497 kg (3300 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza T52, 298 kW (400 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 239 km/h (149 mph)
Rate of climb: (to 1,515m, 5,000 ft) 7.7 m/s (1,515 ft/min)

Armament

2x Vickers machine guns in fuselage-side blisters

Bibliography

Andrews, CF; Morgan, EB (1988). Vickers Aircraft since 1908 (2nd edition ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0 85177 815 1.
Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10014 X.

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