Aeroplane Monthly 1986-08
E.Morgan, E.Shacklady - The basketweave bomber (1)
Wellington IC Z1572 of 419 Squadron in standard night camouflage.
The B.9/32's wing fuel tanks awaiting installation.
The fuselage of the B.9/32 is almost complete before it is turned over for the bottom section to be attached.
Nearly completed fuselage reveals the basic geodetic with no bulkheads.
Perhaps the most famous B.9/32 photograph of all, taken as the prototype was pushed across the bridge spanning the River Wey at Brooklands.
Первый прототип «Веллингтона» в полете
K4049 in flight. The aircraft was destroyed on April 19, 1937 at Waldringfield, not far from Martlesham Heath.
View of the prototype Wellington Mark I, L4212, first flown on December 23, 1937, from Brooklands with “Mutt" Summers in command.
The much-discussed Vickers Wellington bomber with Pegasus engines is the second machine of geodetic construction to be adopted. The Rolls-Royce Merlin and Bristol two-row Hercules are alternative power units. Nose and tail turrets are installed.
The sparsely-equipped cabin and controls of K4049. The bulkhead former can be seen at lower right.
Vickers B.9/32 Type 271