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sopwithkennel
04-01-2004, 03:44 AM
Vickers VILDEBEEST...

http://www.rcaf.com/1939_1945_waryears/aircraft/bombers/vildebeast/vildebeest/vildebeast_1.jpg

Torpedo-armed Vickers Vildebeest biplanes were used against Japanese shipping in the Far East http://www.rcaf.com/1939_1945_waryears/aircraft/bombers/vildebeast/vildebeest/vildebeast_2.jpg

The Vickers Vildebeest was an ungainly looking three-seat general purpose biplane that first flew in April 1928.

It saw service as a torpedo bomber, as an army cooperation and as a light bomber. Later variants were intended to replace the Westland Wapiti and Fairey IIIF biplanes.

Obsolete by the outbreak of the Second World War, approximately 100 Vildebeests of various marks were still in service. Necessity meant the Vildebeest and an improved variant, the Vickers Vincent, continued in service. The last front-line operations were flown as late as 1942 by Nos 36 and 100 (RAF) Squadrons shortly before the fall of Singapore.

Taken from http://www.rcaf.com/1939_1945_waryears/aircraft/bombers/vildebeast/

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sopwithkennel
04-01-2004, 03:44 AM
Vickers VILDEBEEST...

http://www.rcaf.com/1939_1945_waryears/aircraft/bombers/vildebeast/vildebeest/vildebeast_1.jpg

Torpedo-armed Vickers Vildebeest biplanes were used against Japanese shipping in the Far East http://www.rcaf.com/1939_1945_waryears/aircraft/bombers/vildebeast/vildebeest/vildebeast_2.jpg

The Vickers Vildebeest was an ungainly looking three-seat general purpose biplane that first flew in April 1928.

It saw service as a torpedo bomber, as an army cooperation and as a light bomber. Later variants were intended to replace the Westland Wapiti and Fairey IIIF biplanes.

Obsolete by the outbreak of the Second World War, approximately 100 Vildebeests of various marks were still in service. Necessity meant the Vildebeest and an improved variant, the Vickers Vincent, continued in service. The last front-line operations were flown as late as 1942 by Nos 36 and 100 (RAF) Squadrons shortly before the fall of Singapore.

Taken from http://www.rcaf.com/1939_1945_waryears/aircraft/bombers/vildebeast/

http://www.ausflag.com.au/flags/images/ani/air-a.gif