Ltd, a giant shipbuilding, engineering and arms conglomerate
established an aviation department in 1911. The company's
first successful aircraft was the F.B.5 "Gunbus" of 1915.
Famous Vickers aircraft include the Vimy (first
non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919), the Wellington bomber
of World War II, the Viscount turbo-prop airliner and the VC10 jet
Vickers is also famous for the R.100 airship of