The Vickers Type 287 Wellesley was a general purpose bomber used in the Middle East by the Royal Air Force

History

Development

Built by Vickers at their own risk, employing the geodetic construction developed by Barnes \wallis that was later use for the Wellington, the Type 287 was put forward as a replacement for the biplane design previously submitted to meet specification G.4/31.[1]

Sources

  1. Gunston, Bill. The Illustrated Directory of Fighting Aircraft of World War II. Salamander Books Ltd. 1988. ISBN 0 86101 390 5 Page 473
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