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Vickers Valentia


Vickers Valentia

Role: Flying boat
Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrongs
First flight: 1921

The Vickers Valentia was a British flying boat designed during the First World War.


Three Valentia prototypes were built by the Vickers Company at their Barrow works (Walney Island perhaps), having been ordered in May 1918 as a potential replacement for the Felixstowe F.5. Two were cancelled when the First World War ended, and the third went to the S.E.Saunders works at Cowes for completion. Captain Cockerall began test-flying it in the Solent in March 1921. Airframe crashed and was written off, June 1922.

The name was later re-used for a transport aircraft.

Specifications (Valentia)

Data from Vickers Aircraft since 1908

General characteristics

Length: 58 ft 0 in (17.68 m)
Wingspan: 112 ft 0 in (34.15 m)
Height: ft in (m)
Empty weight: 10,000 lb (4,545 kg)
Loaded weight: 21,300 lb (9,682 kg)
Powerplant: 2x Rolls-Royce Condor piston engine, 600 hp (448 kW) each


Maximum speed: 105 mph (168 km/h, 91 kn)
Endurance: 4 hours 30 min


Guns: Provision for two Lewis guns. Tested with COW 37 mm gun

Andrews, C.F and Morgan, E.B. Vickers Aircraft since 1908. London:Putnam, 1988. ISBN 0 85177 815 1.
London, Peter. British Flying Boats. Stroud, UK:Sutton Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-7509-2695-3.

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