Maximum speed: 312 mph (502 km/h, 271 kn) at 16,500 ft (5,000 m)
Service ceiling: 32,000 ft (9,800 m)
Rate of climb: 3,000 ft/min (15 m/s)
8 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns
The Vickers Type 279 Venom was a British low-wing monoplane single-seat, single-engined, eight-gun fighter, powered by a radial engine.
It was fast and manoeuvrable, its engine lacked the power and development potential of a Rolls-Royce Merlin, it and other designs built to the same specification which included the Bristol Type 146, Gloster F.5/34, and Martin-Baker MB 2, were all passed over, and only one Venom was built.