Aircraft Photo of G-ABKY | Vickers 212 Vellox | Imperial Airways | AirHistory.net #336861
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-ABKY
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 212 Vellox
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 212 Vellox
Aircraft Version:Vickers 212 Vellox
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location
City / Airport:London - Croydon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGGC   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1 May 1936 to 10 August 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong Collection
Photo ID: 336861
Photo Comment

The Vellox airliner was developed from the Vickers Vellore, a cargo and mail aircraft which in its original form was single-engined. Comfortable accomodation for ten passengers was provided but Imperial Airways only used the sole Vellox as a nocturnal mailplane while testing Lorenz blind landing equipment. It crashed after a few months in service in August 1936. Four-blade propellers are fitted here.

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