The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engine, long range medium bomber, universally known as the `Wimpy'. The only bomber in construction throughout the Second World War, the Wellington played a pivotal role in training and combat from its conception in the 1930s, through active service in the Far Eastern, Mediterranean and German arenas of conflict, until its final use by the RAF in 1953. This book follows the fascinating story of the much-loved and innovatively designed Wellington throughout its life, including many tales from the aircraft's years with Bomber Command. Illustrated with a wide selection of images, both colour and black and white, this book is a fitting tribute to a wonderful servant of the RAF.
|Publication date:||1st July 2011|
|Author:||Martin W. Bowman|
|Publisher:||The History Press Ltd|
|Categories:||Aircraft: general interest,|
Martin W. Bowman is the author of 76 books on military and commercial aviation, such as P-47 Thunderbolt vs Bf 109G/K and P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190. He is a frequent contributor to Aeroplane Monthly, Flight International, and Rolls-Royce Magazine.More About Martin W. Bowman