Vickers Valiant

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Vickers Valiant
Valiant XD826, leta 1961
Vloga Strateški bombnik, leteči tanker
Proizvajalec/-ci Vickers-Armstrongs
Oblikovalec George Edwards
Krstni polet 18. maj 1951
Predstavljen 1955
Upokojen Januar 1965
Glavni uporabnik Kraljeve letalske sile
Število izdelanih 107

Vickers-Armstrongs Valiant je bil britanski štirimotorni strateški bombnik iz zgodnjih 1950-ih. Valiant je bil en od treh jedrskih V-bombnikov, ostala dva Handley Page Victor in Avro Vulcan sta se pojavila kasneje. Sta pa bila Victor in Vulcan precej bolj napredna. Valiant se je uporabljal tudi kot leteči tanker in izvidniško letalo.

Specifikacije (Valiant B.1)[uredi | uredi kodo]

Vickers Valiant.svg

Podatki iz Vickers Aircraft since 1908;Andrews and Morgan 1988, p. 450.

Splošne karakteristike

Zmogljivost

  • Maks. hitrost: 567 mph (493 vozlov, 913 km/h) na višini 30000 ft (9150 m)
  • Doseg: 4500 milj (3910 nmi, 7245 km) z odvrgljivmi rezervoarji
  • Višina leta: 54000 ft (16500 m)
  • Hitrost vzpenjanja: 4000 ft/min (20 m/s)

Oborožitev

  • Bombe:
    • 1 × 10000 lb (4500 kg) jedrska bomba ali
    • 21 × 1000 lb (450 kg) bomb

Glej tudi[uredi | uredi kodo]

Sklici[uredi | uredi kodo]

Bibliografija[uredi | uredi kodo]

  • Andrews, C.F. The Vickers Valiant (Aircraft in profile no. 66). Leatherhead, Surrey, UK: Profile Publications Ltd., 1965.
  • Andrews, C.F. and Eric B. Morgan. Vickers Aircraft since 1908. London: Putnam, 1988. ISBN 978-0851778150 .
  • Barfield, Norman. "Vickers Valiant: Precient programme management par excellence". Air International, Vol. 43, No. 3, September 1992, pp. 153–161. ISSN 0306-5634.
  • Brookes, Andrew. Force V: The History of Britain's Airborne Deterrent. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0238-3.
  • Burnet, Charles and Eric B. Morgan. "The V-Bombers: Vickers Valiant, Part 1." Aeroplane Monthly, Volume 8, No. 8, August 1980.
  • Burnet, Charles and Eric B. Morgan. "The V-Bombers: Vickers Valiant, Part 2." Aeroplane Monthly, Volume 8, No. 9, September 1980.
  • Downey, Bob. V Bombers (Warbirds Illustrated No. 35). London: Arms and Armour Press, 1985. ISBN 0-85368-740-4.
  • Ellis, Ken. Wrecks & Relics: 20th Edition. Leicester, UK: Midland Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-85780-235-7
  • Gunston, Bill. Bombers of the West. London: Ian Allan Ltd., 1973, pp 38–53. ISBN 0-7110-0456-0.
  • Halley, James. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100 to WZ999. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Limited, 2003, First edition 2001. ISBN 0-85130-321-8.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1980. ISBN 0-85130-083-9.
  • Jackson, Robert. Modern Combat Aircraft: 11 - V-Bombers. Shepperton, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan Ltd. ISBN 1-901945-03-0.
  • Jones, Barry. V-Bombers: Valiant, Vulcan and Victor. Ramsbury, Malborough, UK: The Crowood Press, Paperback edition, 2007. ISBN 978-1-86126-945-4.
  • Laming, Tim. V-Bombers: Vulcan, Victor and Valiant - Britain's Airborne Nuclear Deterrent. London: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1997. ISBN 978-1-85260-529-2.
  • Mason, Francis K. (1994). The British Bomber since 1914. London: Putnam. ISBN 9780851778617. 
  • Morgan, Eric B. Vickers Valiant: The First V-Bomber. Leicester, UK: Midland Publishing, 2002. ISBN 1-85780-134-2.
  • Rosemeyer, Maurice Patrick. Adventure in the Air: Memoirs of a Flight Test Engineer. London, Ontario, Canada: Insomniac Press, 2009. ISBN 1-926582-14-4.
  • Turpin, Brian. "Database: Vickers Valiant." Aeroplane, Volume 30, No. 2, Issue 346, February 2002.
  • Wilson, Stewart (2000). Combat Aircraft since 1945. Fyshwick, Australia: Aerospace Publications. ISBN 1-875671-50-1. 
  • Wynn, Humphrey. RAF Nuclear Deterrent Forces. London: The Stationery Office. 1996. ISBN 0-11-772833-0.

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