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|The Aircraft :|
|Wellington||The Vickers Wellington was a Bomber aircraft and also used for maritime reconnaissance. and had a normal crew of six except in the MKV and VI where a crew of three was used. Maximum speed was 235 mph (MK1c) 255 mph (MK III, X) and 299 mph (MK IIII), normal operating range of 1805 miles (except MK III which was 1470miles) The Wellington or Wimpy as it was known, was the major bomber of the Royal Air Force between 1939 and 1943. The Royal Air Force received its first Wellingtons in October 1938 to 99 squadron. and by the outbreak of World war two there were 6 squadrons equipped with the Vickers Wellington. Due to heavy losses on daylight raids, the Wellington became a night bomber and from 1940 was also used as a long range bomber in North Africa. and in 1942 also became a long range bomber for the royal Air Force in India. It was well used by Coastal Command as a U-Boat Hunter. The Wellington remained in service with the Royal Air Force until 1953. Probably due to its versatile use, The aircraft was also used for experimental work including the fitting of a pressure cabin for High altitude tests. The Vickers Wellington could sustain major damage and still fly, probably due to its construction of its geodesic structure and practical application of geodesic lines. Designed by Sir Barnes Wallis|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|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|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Captain Viv Gunton : Aircraft updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Anson K6296 : Aircrew updated (added J. Stransky), Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Anson crash-landed at Honington following the loss of the starboard aileron.)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4145 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Waterhuizen near Groningen in Holland. )|
|1st Lieutenant Jay A Harrington added to aircrew database :|
Flying from March 1944 opne of his first missions was the hit on the marshalling yard at Haiger. He flew missions on D-Day, the major strike on St Lo and throughout the advance from Normandy to the final days in Germany up to the end of the war.
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1470 :|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben : Birth date updated|
|New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 11th August 1940 by Pilot Officer A. R. H. Barton of No.32 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Stirling N6086 : Aircrew updated|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Karl-Heinz Schnell : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
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