Bomber Command R.C.A.F. F/LT Sean Dunn
They would be used as bombers in other theaters for the rest of the war.
Max WT early models 28,500 L.B. Max WT later models 36.000lb or 16360 Kg
Wing span: 86 FT 26.2 M
The Wellington was built with a unique construction method called geodesic structure .
Other duties included airborne early warning and control, transport, training, experimental work and even detonating naval mines with a huge ring around the plane called a magnetic field generator.( See last picture below )
The large ring was called a magnetic field generator and was used for detonating naval mines .
This twin engine bomber was the main aircraft of Bomber Command early in the war before being phased out in favor of larger four engine "heavies " such as the Halifax and Lancaster in Europe .
Max speed : 235 MPH 378 kph
The Wellington was also used throughout the war for anti -submarine duties.
Total production was 11,460
Power : Early models 1050 H.P. Later models 1735 H.P.