Flight 1939-11
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The “Bristol” Blenheim, fitted with 920 h.p. “Bristol” Mercury engines, is an all-metal mid-wing cantilever monoplane, with a monocoque “stressed-skin” fuselage. It was the first aircraft constructed entirely of metal to go into quantity production for the Royal Air Force, and it is now the standard equipment of many squadrons at home and overseas.
A Vickers Wellington show in a striking fashion the effectiveness of its camouflage markings.
"Wellington" long range bombers in the raid on German naval vessels at Kiel 4th September 1939
Rescue by air of the crew of 34 of the “Kensington Court” in two Short "Sunderland" flying boats
"Bristol" engines in the "Empire" flying boats.
Napier Dagger 24-cylinder H-shaped engines are the standard power plant of the Hereford I bomber now in production at the Short and Harland works. The series VIII version of the Dagger gives a maximum power of 1,000 h.p. at 8,750ft. and is notable for its low cooling drag. For economical cruising the output is 620 h.p. at 12,250ft.