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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if anyone can help me with details of Wellington's bomb bay. I know there were three bomb cells, each for six 250 lb bombs, i. e. I suppose in two lines three in each.But I am interested in different combinations of bombs carried.

    Mostly:

    1) how the bombs were fixed?
    2) was there any rule how to place them into bomb bay, resp. bomb cell? For example heavier first or lighter first
    3) for example how to distribute 5x 500 lb or combination of 1x 1000 lb, 4x 500 lb and 1x 250 lb?

    Any ideas, diagrams and advices much appreciated

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel

    I may have some details for you but don't think I can do it as an attachment via this forum.

    If you send me an e-mail to ianDOThunt29ATbtinternetDOTcom (doing the usual with the DOT's and AT), I can send you back an attachment.

    Cheers

    Ian

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    Hi Ian,

    many thanks for you reply, please check your mailbox.

    Pavel
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    Remember that the Wellington could also carry a 4000lb cookie which must have required the removal of the central bomb bay and specially designed two piece doors.

    Have a look at the "Loch Ness" Wellington at Brooklands museum.

    Also this might help, some shots of the 1/48th scale Trumpeter wellington

    http://www.tudayshobbymodels.com/prd_trumpeter_model_bomber_Vickers_Wellington_48

    Wimpy
    An American airman, was told at Briefing to ‘Go in at 30,000 feet and keep out of the flak.”
    “If I go in a 20,000 feet, what will happen?’ asked the airman.
    “You’ll probably be mentioned in despatches”, answered the officer.
    “If I go in at 10,000 feet ?“ he asked.
    “In that case you will probably get the Congress Medal”, he was told.
    "And if I go in at 5,000 feet?’ he inquired excitedly.
    “Don’t be a fool, man”, replied his superior, “you’ll go and bump into the R.A.F. at that height.”

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