Aircraft Of Bomber Command

In 1939 the only aircraft available to Bomber Command were twin engined and included the Whitworth Whitley, Bristol Blenheim, Handley Page Hampden, and Vickers Wellington.

As the war progressed the swift, twin-engined de Havilland Mosquito and four engined heavies became available, first the Short Stirling and Handley-Page Halifax, and later the Avro Lancaster.


The Halifax was the second of the four-engined heavy bombers to enter service with the Royal Air Force. The huge Stirling was already flying operations but the prototype Lancaster had…

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