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    Default Wellington + auxiliary petrol tanks

    Hi all,

    I have read one acount when is mentioned "Wellington with 2 overload-tanks in both outside bomb-beams". This was fitted for transport flight of Wellington from UK to the North Africa or Middle East.

    Does anybody heard about this Wellington modification? Are there any photos available? I have tried few books about Wellington I have available but no luck

    TIA

    Pavel

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    Pavel,
    I have a diagram of the fuel system for Wellington 2, which comes from a logbook i have of a 179sqdn pilot, the overload tanks had 140 gallons in each. I will email a scan of diagram to you.
    Cheers........Alan.

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    Many thanks Alan!

    But to be honest I can not imagine Wellington with additional tanks...

    Pavel

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    You can download a copy of amongst other types the pilots notes for the Wimpy here

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/other-mechanical-systems-tech/british-wellington-pilot-notes-5090.html

    It confirms two aux tanks could be fitted to the Mark III and X and three aux taks for the XI, XII, XIII, XIV.

    Air Publication 1578.

    The diagram in that download is not great quality so you will need Alan scan.

    Dennis
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    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks Dennis for useful link.

    Pavel

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