Vickers Type 161

The Vickers Type 161 was an unusual 1930s pusher biplane interceptor, designed to attack aircraft from below with a single upward angle large calibre gun.

The aircraft flew well but the concept was abandoned and only one was built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)

Wingspan

32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)

Height

12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)

Wing area

270 sq ft (25 m2)

Empty weight

2,381 lb (1,080 kg)

Gross weight

3,350 lb (1,520 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Jupiter VIIF 9-cylinder radial engine, 530 hp (400 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

185 mph (298 km/h, 161 kn) at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Time to altitude

5.8 min to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Armament

Guns

1× COW 37 mm gun.

 

 

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