Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Turbo prop testing, Wellington and Lancaster

Chaz Bowyer, Wellington at War, Ian Allan Ltd, 1982
Mk X Wellington modified for testing Roll Royce Dart turbo-props later used in the Vickers Viscount. This engine first flew mounted mounted in the nose of a Lancaster bomber in 1946. Below, the same engine mounted in the nose of a modified Lancaster.

2 comments:

Matt Bearman said...

That's surely a Lancaster?

Mister G said...

Yes apologies. Badly titled. sloppily done post:-) Wellington with turbo prop in top pic and creative engine mounting in the Lancaster image. Those were exciting times for aviation.