Aircraft Photo of 2345 | Vickers FB-5 Gunbus (replica) | UK - Air Force | #24648
Registration / Serial:2345
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers FB-5 Gunbus
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers FB-5 Gunbus
Aircraft Version:Vickers FB-5 Gunbus (replica)
C/n (msn):
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Bombay (2)
City / Airport:Hendon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Collection:RAF Museum Hendon / London
Photo Date:26 July 2016
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 24648
Photo Comment

The Vickers company began thinking about air-to-air fighting in 1912, and came up with pusher aircraft to avoid firing at one's own propeller. It went wrong in building two-seaters with a flexible gun, however, and the Gunbus, which first flew in July 1914 and first fought a German aircraft on Christmas Day, 1914, was too slow to be an effective fighter. This replica was once airworthy as G-ATVP.

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