Vickers Vildebeest

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  1. WAKEN

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    A google search reveals quite a lot of sources of information for the Vildebeest Marks III and IV. I have gaps in my knowledge on the Marks I and II as follows:

    Mark I
    What was the max speed?
    What was the range?

    Mark II
    What was the max speed?
    What was the range?
    What was the weight empty?
     
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    According to Thetford in his 'Aircraft of the Royal Air Force' the Mk1 was powered by the Pegasus 1 engine (sorry don't know the h.p.) whilst the Mk 2 had the 660 h.p. Pegasus 2M3. It also states that the only change with the Mk3 was "altered rear cockpit and a permanent third seat." So speed should be the same Mk2 Mk3 i.e. 143 mph. Range quoted at 630 miles.
    NB total roduction for the Mk1 2 was 151 for the RAF up to Sept 1936
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    Thanks for that Merlin. As of 2/9/39 the RAF and RNZAF still had the following on strength:

    Mk I - 4
    Mk II - 4
    Mk III - 86
    Mk IV - 11

    Regards,

    Neil
     
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    Read "Bloody Shambles" good accounts of the Vildebeest in the Pacific.
     
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