Hydravion
Role Flying boat
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrongs
First flight 1912
Number built 1

The Vickers Hydravion (No.14) was a British seaplane built by Vickers in the early 1910s.

Design

The Hydravion was a large seaplane of biplane configuration, which relied on the design philosophy of Henri Farman by utilizing a pusher engine and the tail being supported on outrigger booms. Only one seaplane version was built, and it crashed at Dartford during early tests.[1][2]

A later version of the Hydravion, the Vickers No. 14B, would have had two 100 hp (75 kW) Gnome 9 Delta engines in tandem configuration buried in the fuselage, driving tractor propellers as well as a nose-mounted 37 mm (1.457 in) semi-automatic cannon.

Specifications

Data from British Aircraft 1809-1914[3]

General characteristics

Performance

References

  1. ^ Andrews, C.F; Morgan, E.B. (1988). Vickers aircraft since 1908 (New. ed.). London: Putnam. pp. 42–43. ISBN 0-85177-815-1.
  2. ^ Tagg, Michael H. (2001). British aircraft before the Great War. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. p. 321. ISBN 978-0764312076.
  3. ^ Lewis, Peter (1962). British Aircraft 1809-1914. London: Putnam. p. 506.