|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Primary user||Republic of China|
|Developed from||Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2|
The VIM or Vickers Instructional Machine was a trainer biplane aircraft built for the Republic of China by Vickers from war-surplus stocks of Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d parts, powered by a surplus Rolls Royce Eagle engine, but fitted with an entirely new nacelle, providing dual controls for the pupil and instructor. Thirty-five were built and supplied from 1920.
Data from Vickers Aircraft since 1908
- Crew: 2
- Length: 32 ft 4 in (9.86 m)
- Wingspan: 47 ft 8 in (14.53 m)
- Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
- Wing area: 488 ft² (45.3 m²)
- Empty weight: 2,950 lb (1,341 kg)
- Loaded weight: 3,654 lb (1,661 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII liquid cooled V-12 piston engine, 360 hp (269 kW)
- Propellers: Four bladed propellor, 1 per engine
- Maximum speed: 87 knots (100 mph, 161 km/h)
- Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (3,960 m)
- Climb to height: 8.25 min to 6,000 ft (1,830 m)
- Endurance: 2¾ hours
- Andrews and Morgan 1988, p.482.
- Flight, January 6, 1921, p.5.
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