Vickers Wellesley

Fri 10 Dec 2010

The rather odd-looking Wellesley two-seater had an extremely long wingspan which gave excellent range - even if its engines did look as though it had been stuck on as an afterthought. The 900kg bomb load was carried in removable underwing containers.

They entered service in 1937, but Bomber Command had only two still in service by the outbreak of the Second World War.

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  1. Cromwell29
    Cromwell2914 October at 4:33PM

    Hmm! I recall a few Wpl tales of them being used operationally in the Middle East or Far East! I think these were replaced by the Fairey Battles. I