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Chinook over the Sperrins by David Pentland. (AP)
Tribute to the Crews of the Stirling by Graeme Lothian (P)
The Night Shift by Philip West. (AP)
Teamwork by Philip West.
|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 Aircrew database for : 1st Lieutenant John H Fetzer Jr :|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1470 :|
|1st Lieutenant John H Fetzer Jr added to aircrew database :|
The pilot of P-47 The Madam, he served with the 365th from August 1943 until the end of the war. Flying missions on D-Day he took off in the darkness of the early hours, destroying a number of armoured vehicles including a Tiger tank.
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hans-Ekkehard Bob : Date of death updated, Deceased updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD753 :|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Captain Richard Boas : Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated (added No.815 Sqn FAA), Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Captain)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Lieutenant Colonel William B McChessney Jr :|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD790 :|
|No.1843 Sqn FAA added to the squadrons database.|
|Stirling Mk.I R6011 of No.7 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
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