The Vickers engineering company existed in various forms from 1828 until 1999.
Vickers was formed in 1828 as a steel foundry in Sheffield, UK by Edward Vickers and his father-in-law George Naylor. It became famous making castings for church bells. The company expanded by acquiring businesses and went public in 1867.
Vickers became ship builders in 1897 when it bought the Barrow Shipbuilding company and in 1901 built the Royal Navy's first submarine, the Holland 1. In the same year it also went in to car manufacturing.
In 1911, the company formed the Vickers Ltd (Aviation Department) and opened a school of flying at Brooklands, Surrey. In 1928 Vickers (Aviation) Ltd bought Supermarine with the company using both names to brand the products. Supermarine is famous for designing the Spitfire of WWII.
In 1960 Vickers (Aviation) merged with Bristol, English Electric and Hunting to form the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC). In 1977 BAC was nationalised and became British Aerospace, which is now BAE systems.
The poster is printed on 220gsm silk paper and is delivered in a cardboard tube to protect it in transit.
We also have a range of cockpit poster. These posters are available as prints and digital downloads.
Cockpit posters are A0 (841 x 1189mm - 33.1 x 46.8inch) or A1 (594 x 841mm - 23.4 x 33.1 inch) Profiles are A3 (420 x 297mm high - 16.53 x 11.69inch) or A4 (297 x 210mm - 11.69 x 8.3inch) and printed on 220gsm gloss paper. Other media and sizes are available on request.
The digital download is available immediately on order completion. The download is in pdf format and is the same resolution as the print. The digital download comes free with the A3 print purchase.
Cockpit Revolution has been developing cockpit posters for the last 5 years and are drawn by a Flight Engineer using his expertise in aircraft engineering and training.
All the posters are based upon the manufacturers documentation, visits to the aircraft and simulators and photographs.
The posters are drawn to no specific configuration, phase of flight or switch position. If you require a specific configuration, phase of flight or switch position then please contact us.