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    Hi all,

    would be possible to find out the spacing of bombs in a released stick?
    I am particularly interested in usual, minimal and maximal spacing which can be used in a Wellington in 1941.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel, I'm sure it would be variable dependant on speed/altitude

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    hello Pavel,

    There's a bomb aimer instrument panel from a Wellington on display at Brooklands. I don't remember whether it comes from N2980 'R for Robert' or from another Wellington. It shows the loading diagram, corresponding to the possibilities of the bomb bay. It's possible that there was also on display a switch panel, enabling to drop bombs at specified intervals. I've seen that on bombers, but I don't remember which ones.

    As you'll be in the area soon (Runnymede if I understood well...) you may wish to visit the museum as well. I've seen you showed great interest in the Wellington these last months. The museum is roughly in the same area, and is really worthwile. We were a small group of Frenchmen and were allowed inside, that was very impressive, at least for me.

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    Hi Joss,

    many thanks. Anne already had the same idea:-)
    Yes I think it is good idea!
    I have been there already in the 90s when the Wellington was still under reconstruction. I spent there few hours and take a lot of snaphots... But unfortunately I opened the camera wrongly and lost nearly all the photos.

    So it would be nice to visit the place again.

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    I believe the bomb sequencing device you refer to is an "intervalometer", an adjustable timing mechanism designed to release ordnance in a pre-determined sequence.

    I will have a look at the "Wellington pilots notes" at the Canadian War Museum Library later this week.

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    Hi Ken,

    many thanks for you offer but I have the Pilos notes for Wellington and there are not such details.

    Pavel
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