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Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley

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Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley
Armstron Whitworth Whitley c1940.jpg
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History
Number built 1, 814
Primary users RAF, Fleet Air Arm
In service 1936
Out of service 1946


Remarks

General characteristics

  • Crew: five
  • Length: 21.49 m
  • Wingspan: 25.60 m
  • Height: 4.57 m
  • Empty weight: 8,754 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 15,195 kg
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rolls Royce Merlin liquid cooled V12 engines
  • Maximum speed: 370 km/h at 5,000 m
  • Range: 2,660 km
  • Service ceiling: 7,900 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: 1 x .303 in Vickers K machine gun in nose turret & 4 x .303 Browning machine guns in tail turret.
  • Bombs: up to 3,175 kg in fuselage and 14 in below wings (12 x 113kg and 2 x 227kg)

Crew members

No. 51 Squadron RAF