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Vickers Wellington
Whimpey
Wellington
General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Designer R.K. Pierson
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrong
Produced In 1936–1945
Speed 410 km/h
Category Medium bomber
General Ingame Information
Debut Debut in FH
Used by Great Britain
Crew in‑game 3
Bombs Option 1: 14x 500 kg Bomb
Option 2: 4x 13.6 kg No.15X Cluster Bombs
and
3x 250 kg bombs
Ground Controlled Yes (special kit)
Seat 2 2 x .303 Browning machineguns
2000 rounds
Seat 3 2 x .303 Browning machineguns
2000 rounds
Historical Picture
Wellington real

Popularly known by the nickname Wimpey, Affectionately nicknamed 'The Wimpey' after the character 'J Wellington Wimpy' in the Popeye cartoons, the Wellington was the most successful RAF twin-engine bomber of the Second World War. They bore the brunt of night missions, particularly during the initial phase of the war but due to slow speed, limited ceiling, and a small bomb load they soon became obsolete, although one significant design advantage was Barnes-Wallace's geodetic lattice-work fuselage construction. This made the Wimpy extremely tough, and it often survived battle damage which would have destroyed other aircraft. Due to increasing losses the Wellingtons were replaced by the more powerful four-engined bombers from October 1943 onwards.










Vickers Wellington VIIEdit

Vickers Wellington VII
Wellington VII
General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Designer R.K. Pierson
Manufacturer Vickers-Armstrong
Speed 410 km/h
Category Medium bomber
General Ingame Information
Used by Great Britain
Crew in‑game 4
Bombs 6x 250 kg bombs
Seat 2 2 x .303 Browning machineguns
1250 rounds
Seat 3 2 x .303 Browning machineguns
1250 rounds
Seat 4 40 mm Vickers S cannon - 3x 30 rounds
4 x .303 Browning machineguns
1250 rounds
Historical Picture
Wellington VII real

The Vickers S gun was originally intended as a bomber defensive weapon and was tested as such in a turret fitted to a modified Vickers Wellington. This was not adopted for service, but when the need to attack tanks from the air was identified, the "S" gun was chosen and special armour-piercing ammunition developed. These guns were later used in Hawker Hurricane Mk IID.

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