Aeroplane Model - Vickers Vimy Reg. No: ST 014880
- Aircraft History
The Vimy was designed by Vickers Ltd as a bomber during the First World War. It became well-known in the years following the war for being flown by Alcock and Brown on the first trans-Atlantic flight and for the 1919-1920 first flight from Britain to Australia by Ross and Keith Smith with mechanics Bennett and Shiers. This aircraft carried the registration letters G-EAOU which the crew jokingly believed stood for 'God 'Elp All Of Us' and is now displayed at Adelaide Airport. It was powered by a pair of Roll-Royce Eagle VIII engines.
1:16 scale model commissioned by the Museum and built by Harold P. Wood. It was delivered to the Museum in 1923 as the first of a total of 21 models Wood built for the Museum over 44 years. It represents the Vimy flown by Ross and Keith Smith (G-EAOU) and was built from measurements taken from the original aircraft when it was displayed at the the Australian War Museum in the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
|Dimensions:||300.00 mm (Height), 1260.00 mm (Width), 790.00 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions|
|Tagged with:||aeroplanes, bombers, military aircraft, model aeroplanes, scale models, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII Aero Engine, Harold P. Wood Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||model propeller biplanes - military|
|Modelmaker:||Mr Harold Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1923|
|Manufacturer of Item Modelled:||Vickers Ltd, England, Great Britain, circa 1918
Manufactuer of Original Item Depicted.