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.
|Engines||Two Bristol Hercules XI engines of 1,370 horsepower|
|Armament||Eight .303-inch machine-guns; up to 2,040 kilograms of bombs|