Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd was formed in 1927 by the merger of Vickers Limited and the Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company. During the Great War Vickers had produced a number of military aircraft, including the Vickers Vimy heavy-bomber. Following the merger Vickers-Armstrongs interests were expanded to include shipbuilding and armaments. In 1928 Vickers acquired the Supermarine Aviation Works. Supermarine later went on to produce the legendary Second World War fighter aircraft, the Supermarine Spitfire.
After the Second World War Vickers-Armstrongs produced the Vickers Viking, Viscount and Vanguard airliners. In 1959 Vickers introduced the VC10 jet airliner followed by an extended version, the Super VC10. The type remains in service with the Royal Air Force in a refuelling role. In 1959 a Government enforced merger saw Vickers-Armstrongs merge with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric and Hunting Aircraft to form the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).
|Company||Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd|
|Period of operation||1927 - 1977|
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