Vickers Viking Mk IV
In December 1918 Vickers started an investigation for a suitable hull shape for an amfibie. In 1919 Vickers released the Viking I, a five-person pusher aircraft with a water-cooled Rolls Royce Falcon.
This aircraft, registered as G-AEOV, crashed in December 1919 at Rouen, while it was en route to Paris.
The second prototype, Viking II, registration G-EASC had a enlarged wingspan and a Rolls Royce Eagle VIII of 360 hp.
The Vickers Type 54 Viking IV had an enlarged fuselage and a number of improvements and was usually equipped with a Napier Lion engine.
The Viking V was a further development and was built for the RAF.
The Viking was further developed and resulted in the Fulture I, with a revised wing and a Napier Lion engine of 450 horsepower.
|Length:||10,36 m||Wingspan:||15,24 m|
|Height:||4,6 m||Wing area:||55,2 m2|
|Empty weight:||1701 kg||Max. start weight:||2451 kg|
|Max. speed:||164 km/hr||Rate of climb:||121 m/min|
|Range:||724 km||Service ceiling:||2743 m|
|Engine type:||One Napier Lion rated 450 hp. (sometimes a Rolls Royce Eagle rated 360 hp was mounted]|