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Scinfaxi #1 Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:52 AM

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Welcome to another addition of Warplane Wednesday, where I bring attention to rare, unique, or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently, and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.


 

This week is a British light bomber that was too old to fight in Europe and went to Africa, its the Wellesley!


 

The Vickers Wellesley was a British 1930s light bomber built by Vickers-Armstrongs at Brooklands near Weybridge, Surrey, for the Royal Air Force. While it was obsolete by the start of the Second World War and unsuited to the European air war, the Wellesley was operated in the desert theatres of East Africa, Egypt and the Middle East. It was one of two planes named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, the other being the Vickers Wellington.


 


 

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellesley



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Lou #2 Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:58 AM

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Certainly a odd looking plane. like they stuck 2 together.

gerr22 #3 Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

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the back half being the nicer bit

GhostPrime #4 Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:01 PM

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View Postgerr22, on 11 May 2017 - 03:20 AM, said:

the back half being the nicer bit

 

It is a bit of an odd design, the back half looking more like aircraft that came after it. 

 

Thanks for sharing this bit of aviation history!



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_Warchylde_ #5 Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:45 PM

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Planes touching each other in unnatural ways.....I feel offended.

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Hardstrike #6 Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:58 PM

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When I said fly in close formation, I didn't mean THAT close!

 


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