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|The Aircraft :|
|Stirling||The Royal Air Force's first four engined monoplane Bomber, the Short Stirling first flew in May 1939 and entered front line service in August 1940 with no. 7 squadron. Due to its poor operational ceiling the aircraft sustained heavy losses and by mid 1942 the Stirling was beginning to be replaced by the Lancaster. Improved versions of the Short Stirling were built for Glider towing, paratroopers and heavy transport. also from 1943 many of the Stirling's were used for mine laying. A total of 2381 Stirling's were built for the Royal air Force and from this total 641 Stirling bombers were lost to enemy action. Crew 7 or 8: Speed: 260 mph (MK1) 275mph (MKIII) and 280mph (MKV)Service ceiling 17,000 feet Range: 2330 miles. (MK1) 2010 miles (MKIII) and 3,000 miles (MKV) Armament: two .303 Vickers machine guns. in nose turret, two .303 in browning machine guns in dorsal turret , Four .303 Browning machine guns in tail turret. Bomb Load 14,000 Lbs Engines: four 1150 Hp Bristol Hercules II (MK1) four 1650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI (MK111 and MKV)|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD738 : Airframe notes updated (added 04-04-1941 : Hampden was shot down by flak at St-Renan near Brest in France, killing all crew.)|
|Stirling Mk.I R6011 of No.7 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim R3884 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 31-03-1941 : Blenheim was shot down by a Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot off the Dutch Island of Texel. )|
|C. B. Parris added to aircrew database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Squadron Leader John Leslie Munro : Date of death updated, Deceased updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4298 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley crew were made prisoners of war.)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1009 :|
|New victory claim added : Ju88 (Half shared victory) claimed on 24th April 1942 by Flight Lieutenant A. R. H. Barton of No.126 Sqn RAF|
|Blenheim Mk.IV V5826 of No.139 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hans-Ekkehard Bob : Date of death updated, Deceased updated|
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