Though aeroplanes by the great Vickers firm were never made in huge numbers, their F.B.5 "Gunbus" does have the distinction of being the world's first purpose-designed fighter aircraft.
Vickers aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:
- Vickers E.S.1 and E.S.2 [note 1]
- Vickers F.B.5 "Gunbus"
- Vickers F.B.7 [note 2]
- Vickers F.B.8 [note 3]
- Vickers F.B.9
- Vickers F.B.11 [note 4]
- Vickers F.B.12 [note 5]
- Vickers F.B.14
- Vickers F.B.16 [note 6]
- Vickers F.B.19
- Vickers F.B.24 [note 7]
- Vickers F.B.25 [note 8]
- Vickers F.B.26 "Vampire" [note 9]
- Vickers F.B.27 Vimy
- The ES1 and ES2 were experimental tractor biplanes from 1915 that led to the F.B.19.
- The F.B.7 was an ungainly twin-engine heavy gun carrier. Ten were initially ordered, but engine shortages and poor performance led to order cancellation.
- The F.B.8 was another twin-engine prototype from 1915, this time carrying a Lewis gun.
- The 1916 F.B.11 was a prototype long-range escort fighter with a gunner's nacelle on the upper wing.
- The 1916 F.B.12 was a small single-seat pusher reminiscent of the F.E.8, but it did not go into production.
- Four F.B.16 prototype tractor scouts were tested in 1916, but the type did not enter production.
- Several Vickers F.B.24 two-seaters were tested with various engines in 1917-18, but none entered production.
- The FB25 was a prototype pusher with side-by-side twin seating intended for anti-airship use, but it crashed and was not pursued further.
- The FB26 was a 1917 development of the FB12 with good performance for a pusher, but it was not built beyond three prototypes.
- Bruce'69, p.661
- Bruce'69, p.664.
- Bruce'69, p.667.
- Bruce'69, p.669.
- Bruce'69, p.672.
- Bruce'69, p.673.
- Bruce'69, p.683.
- Bruce'69, p.689.
- Bruce'69, p.692.
- Bruce'69, p.694.