Vickers G.4/31 / Type 253
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1934

Единственный экземпляр
Flight, June 1935
NEW and EXPERIMENTAL TYPES at HENDON
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Flight, June 1935

NEW and EXPERIMENTAL TYPES at HENDON

  Vickers G.P. Biplane: Designed to perform the duties of a General Purpose aeroplane, or to be used as a day and night bomber or as a torpedo-carrier, this machine is a single-engined tractor biplane of all-metal construction, duralumin being the chief structural material. The pilot is placed ahead of the wings, and his cockpit is closed by a transparent roof. Handley Page slots and Frise ailerons are fitted. The undercarriage has Vickers oleo-pneumatic shock absorbers and Vickers wheel brakes. The wing span is 73 ft. 7 in., the length 38 ft. 6 in., and the gross weight 10,000 lb.
Although seated in a commanding position, the pilot of the Vickers General Purpose biplane (700 h.p. Bristol "Pegasus") is well protected from the elements.