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Vickers: Vanguard

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1925. Passenger's Cabin.
1926. 25-Seater Passenger Biplane.
1926. Condor Engine of the Vanguard.

Note: This is a sub-section of Vickers Aircraft.

The Vickers Vanguard was a 1920s British airliner developed by Vickers from the Vickers: Victoria. It was a 22-passenger twin-engined biplane, originally built for the Air Ministry as the Type 62 and powered by two 450 hp Napier: Lion engines.

1923 The first flight was on 18 July 1923.

1925 It was re-engined in 1925 with two 650 hp Rolls-Royce Condor IIIs and re-designated the Type 103. When it was handed over to Imperial Airways in 1925 it was described as the World's largest passenger aeroplane.[1]

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