Air Ministry Specification G.4/31 called for a General Purpose aircraft, capable of level bombing, army co-operation, dive bombing, reconnaissance, casualty evacuation and torpedo bombing. The Vickers Type 253 won against the Fairey G.4/31, Westland PV-7, Handley Page HP.47, Armstrong Whitworth AW.19, Blackburn B-7, Hawker PV-4 and the Parnell G.4/31.
One prototype, first flown in 1935. No production.
Engine: 1 x 630hp Bristol Pegasus IM3
Max take-off weight: 3087 kg / 6806 lb
Wingspan: 17.37 m / 57 ft 0 in
Length: 10.90 m / 36 ft 9 in
Height: 4.57 m / 15 ft 0 in
Wing area: 63.82 sq.m / 686.95 sq ft
Max. speed: 266 km/h / 165 mph
Armament: 2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 680kg of bombs or a torpedo