|Valentia (N126) at the Marine and Armament Experimental Establishment, Isle of Grain, April 1923.|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|First flight||5 Mar 1921|
|Primary user||Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment|
Three Valentia prototypes were built by the Vickers Company at their Barrow works (Walney Island perhaps), having been ordered in May 1918 as a potential replacement for the Felixstowe F.5. The hull was built by S.E.Saunders works at Cowes. The first of the three (Serial Number N124) first flew on 5 March 1921, when Stanley Cockerell began test-flying it over the Solent. N124 was damaged on landing in June 1921 and was dismantled, the second N125 forced landed on its delivery flight on 15 March 1922 The third flying boat N126 was delivered in 1923 and used for trials until it was withdrawn from use in November 1924.
Data from Vickers Aircraft since 1908 
- Crew: 5
- Length: 58 ft 0 in (17.68 m)
- Wingspan: 112 ft 0 in (34.14 m)
- Empty weight: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)
- Gross weight: 21,300 lb (9,662 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Condor water-cooled V12 engine, 650 hp (480 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 105 mph (169 km/h, 91 kn)
- Endurance: 4 hr 30 min
- Time to altitude: 9.5 min to 6,000 ft (1,800 m)
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