|Vernon of 70 Squadron RAF, powered by Rolls-Royce Eagle engines.|
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|Developed from||Vickers Vimy Commercial|
The Vernon was a development of the Vickers Vimy Commercial, a passenger variant of the famous Vickers Vimy bomber, and was powered by twin Napier Lion engines or Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines. 55 were built.
In February 1923, Vernons of Nos. 45 and 70 Squadrons RAF airlifted nearly 500 troops to Kirkuk, Iraq after the civilian area of that town had been overrun by Kurdish forces. This was the first-ever strategic airlift of troops.
Vernons were replaced by Vickers Victorias from 1927.
- Vernon Mk I
- Twin-engined military transport aircraft for the RAF.
- Vernon Mk II
- Powered by two 450 hp (340 kW) Napier Lion II piston engines.
- Vernon Mk III
- Powered by two Napier Lion III piston engines.
Data from Aircraft of the Royal Air Force
- Crew: 3
- Capacity: 11 passengers
- Length: 42 ft 8 in (13.00 m)
- Wingspan: 68 ft 1 in (20.75 m)
- Height: 13 ft 3 in (4.04 m)
- Wing area: 1,330 sq ft (124 m2)
- Empty weight: 7,981 lb (3,620 kg)
- Gross weight: 12,544 lb (5,690 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Napier Lion water-cooled 12-cylinder broad-arrow engine, 450 hp (340 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 118 mph (190 km/h, 103 kn) at ground level
- Cruise speed: 75 mph (121 km/h, 65 kn)
- Range: 320 mi (510 km, 280 nmi) at 80 mph (70 kn; 130 km/h)
- Service ceiling: 11,700 ft (3,600 m)
- Time to altitude: 13 min 30 s to 6,000 ft (1,800 m)
- Bombs: Provision for bombs
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