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Once the Wellington’s bomb bay was loaded with its high explosives and incendiaries, the Bomb Aimer would pre-select the order of their release on the Bomb Selector’s 16 Station Control Panel.
Often carrying a mixed and varied load of ordinance, this careful preselection ensured the Wellington maintained stable flight at the moment of release. Depending on the nature of the target, the Bomb Aimer would also preselect the pattern of their impact.
Long, narrow targets such as bridges, railways or shipping would be bombed with a ‘stick’ pattern - with the Bomb Aimer triggering a set number of bombs over predetermined intervals.
While the Vickers Wellington could only carry a fraction of the bomb load carried by is bigger cousin, the Avro Lancaster, the Vickers Wellington holds the distinction of being the only British bomber to be produced for the duration of the war and of being produced in a greater quantity than any other British-built bomber.
At the close of the war, Wellingtons had flown a total of 47,409 operations, dropping 37,941 tonnes of bombs with the loss 1,332 aircraft in action.
This Vickers Wellington Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit
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Your Vickers Wellingto Bomb Release Trigger & Lead, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft.
- Original Warbird instrument
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
The heavily detailed scale model is available with wheels & flaps up or down and bomb bays open or closed. Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx..
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