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    The Vickers Vimy was a British World War I heavy bomber that was to be used as a night bomber capable of attacking targets in Germany, but it arrived too late to serve in the war. It was used as both a military and civilian aircraft and set many long-distance records between the wars. It achieved immortality with its performance of a long-distance flight after World War I by Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown. In a modified Vimy IV they made the first non-stop aerial crossing of the Atlantic. They took off from Lester's Field, near St. Johns, Newfoundland on June 14, 1919. The Vimy landed June 15, 1919 at Clifden in Ireland. The time for the crossing was sixteen hours, and twenty-seven minutes. Read More ...

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