Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Vickers Wellington from the inside

The Wellington was a prewar British medium bomber of unusual geodesic design. The aluminum lattice was covered with a layer of doped linen, making for a strong, robust and light aircraft. The airplane, designed in the mid-30s, served in front line service for the entire war and was finally retired in 1953.

Below from the outside, fuselages under construction and an early prewar aircraft that the covering has stripped off in flight.

All pictures Chaz Bowyer, Wellington at War, Ian Allan Ltd 1982
The geodesic framework of the wings, plainly visible under the fabric skin.

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