Big Beautiful Biplane - Vickers Vildebeest


Vickers Vildebeest 1930s Aviation Art Print by Artist Roger H. Middlebrook GAvA


Land-based torpedo bombers were considered a necessity during much of the 1920s and 30s, especially for the protection of British interests in the Far East. To this end, Vickers’ Vildebeest came into service in the early 1930s, replacing several older designs. Outdated and replaced in Europe by the twin-engined Bristol Beaufort, the Vildebeest was to be found in small numbers in Singapore at the outbreak of war. They were to be found totally inadequate for the task when the Japanese invaded with their modern equipment.


This painting won Aviation Painting of The Year in 2004.

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