Technical data
Type Vickers 'Bullet'
Function Fighter
Year 1924
Crew 1
Engines 1*130hp 'Clerget'
Length 6.1m
Height ?m
Wingspan 7.5m
Wing area 20.0m2
Empty weight 485kg
Loaded weight 732kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 36.6
Power load (kg/hp) 5.63
Speed at 0m 190km/h
Maximum Speed 200km/h
Flight Endurance 3.5h
Ceiling 7000m
Climb
1000m 2.0min
2000m 4.5min
3000m 8.0min
Payload
Fuel 136kg
Cargo kg
Armament
Guns ?
Bombs ?

Vickers Fighter ('Scout' and 'Bullet' variants)

45k b/w picture from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.312

Biplane fighter with relatively stubby fuselage. While glazed upper wing section provided good sight upwards, low pilot seat resulted in poor down-forward view and restricted aircraft efficiency as a fighter. Early versions ('Scout') with 110hp 'Le Rhône' was 'next to mediocre', while later 'Clerget'-powered 'Bullet' was only slightly trailing behind Spad-VII, beating it only in speed.

About 30 were in Russia. Served through the Civil War and until 1924.


PredecessorsModifications
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ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.312;
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