The Warwick was a slightly enlarged version of the Wellington and employed the same geodetic form of construction. It was designed originally to Specification B. 1/35 to replace the Wellington. But because the generation of four-engined bombers was also being produced at the same time, it was subsequently adapted for reconnaissance duties with Coastal Command and first went into service in 1943. Other models were built for transport and air-sea rescue duties. The final version, the GR.V, entered service in 1945 and carried bombs, mines or depth-charges. About 840 production Warwicks were built.
|A three-view drawing (828 x 1042)|
| MODEL||"Warwick" GR Mk.II|
| ENGINE||2 x Bristol "Centaur VI", 1864kW|
| Take-off weight||23247 kg||51251 lb|
| Empty weight||14118 kg||31125 lb|
| Wingspan||29.48 m||97 ft 9 in|
| Length||20.88 m||69 ft 6 in|
| Height||5.64 m||19 ft 6 in|
| Max. speed||422 km/h||262 mph|
| Ceiling||5790 m||19000 ft|
| Range||3460 km||2150 miles|
| ARMAMENT||8 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 6900kg of bombs|
John, tell your old man thanks, if you still can. We appreciated the Warwicks flying with Coastal Command, as they almost always got our downed chums home. Unfortunatley, when we crashed, we did so over France, so their lifeboat wasn't as effective.
mines or depth-charges. About 840 production Warwicks were built.
Vickers 284 Warwick
Looks like a big Wellington
Finger trouble in last comment - it's WING Bucks. not Beds. Also wanted to ask if anyone else remembers this??
#26 OTU RAF WING Beds.flew Wellingtons.Two WarwickII's HG349&HG350 with Bristol Centaurus VII engines were introduced into the regular program and I and my crew were chosen to do the course on them, commencing March 1945. We understood this was to provide easier transition to the upcoming Lincoln. Great aircraft to fly and much fun buzzing the odd B17 that no doubt thought we were just another Wimpey.
my father flew this plane in s. africa,mediteranian,italy during the 2nd world war. great aircraft
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