Vickers Wellington 1936-1953 Owners Workshop Manual - An Insight Into The History Development Production & Role Of the WW2 RAF Bomber


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  • ISBN: 9780857332301
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  • Publ Date: 2012-12-15
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  • Binding: HardBack
  • Pages: 160
  • Imprint: HAYNES UK
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  • ID - 186850


The twin-engine Vickers Wellington was one of the outstanding RAF bomber aircraft of the Second World War, as well as a capable maritime patrol aircraft and submarine hunter with Coastal Command. Thanks largely to its unique geodetic construction, designed by Barnes Wallis, the Wellington was able to soak up an enormous amount of battle damage. Centrepiece of this manual is Wellington Mk Ia, R for Robert - one of only two surviving examples of the Wellington - which took part in the earliest RAF bombing operations of the Second World War. When the aircraft was transferred to an operational training unit it suffered engine failure on a training flight on New Year's Eve 1940 and was ditched into Loch Ness. R for Robert sank to the bottom of the loch where it remained until salvaged in 1985, in remarkably good condition. It was restored to display condition at the Brookands Museum, Weybridge.

Iain Murray gives a fascinating insight into operating, flying and maintaining Barnes Wallis's geodetic wonder with the help of many rarely seen photographs and technical illustrations.



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