Striking by Night
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 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