Wellington III

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Title

Wellington III

Description

Photo 1 is a Wellington, VR-Q Z1572, in flight.
Photo 2 is a view of the starboard nose of a Wellington. The hangar roof is also geodetic construction.

Language

Type

Format

Two colour photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20050047

Transcription

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Vickers Wellington III. Z1572. Twin engine long range bomber powered by 1425hp Bristol Hercules engines. Carried a crew of 5 or 6. The only know survivor out of the 11,461 built is in the R.A.F. Museum Hendon. Bomb load 4500 lbs & armed with 8 .303 machine guns. The ‘Wimpey’ entered service in 1938 & remained in use until 1953. The aircraft in the top photo served with 75, 115, 419 & 427 squadrons. Struck off charge 1945.

Citation

“Wellington III,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23116.

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