Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V / Mk.VII Bomber
The Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley was one of three British twin-engine, front line medium bomber types in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War (the others were the Vickers Wellington and the Handley Page Hampden).
It took part in the first RAF bombing raid on Germany territory and remained an integral part of the early British bomber offensive until the introduction of four-engined ''heavies''. Its front line service included maritime reconnaissance with Coastel Command and the second line roles of glider-tug, trainer and transport aircraft. The aircraft was named after Whitley, a suburb of Coventry, home of one of Armstrong Whitworth`s plants.
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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.VII - No.502 Squadron, Coastal Command, RAF Aldergrove 1942. The first A.S.V. Radar equippes Whitley Squadron to sink a U-Boat "U-206" on 30th November 1942.
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V - No.102 Squadron, Bomber Command, RAF November 1940. Flown by P/O G.Leonard Cheshire "later Group Captain, V.C., D.S.O. D.F.C."
Released by FROG in 1972.