Vickers Wellington

Designed to meet the RAF’s requirements in the 1930s, the Wellington was a very useful twin-engine bomber in the early war years. It could carry a good bomb load, but was displaced by the decision to concentrate on four-engine heavy bombers for Bomber Command. Many Wellingtons went on to serve in the Middle East and with Coastal Command.

Vickers Wellington Mk III

Vickers Wellington Mk III
Wingspan 26.25 metres
Length 19.68 metres
Engines Two Bristol Hercules XI engines of 1,370 horsepower
Armament Eight .303-inch machine-guns; up to 2,040 kilograms of bombs
Crew Six

AWM 008313Wellington heavy bomber of RAF in flight. 008313