FLIGHT, July 6, 1939.

The rear section of the fuselage, looking toward the tail turret, with the chute for the reconnaissance flaref protuding on ihe left amidships. the Mark I Wellington is a twospeed supercharged unit with the following ratings: Take-off power, 965 h.p. at 2,475 r.p.m. ; international power (using medium supercharge), 780/815 h.p. at 2,250 r.p.m. at 4,750ft. ; international power (using full supercharge), 720/ 750 h.p. at 2,250 r.p.m. at 14,750ft. ; maximum power (medium supercharge), 1,000 h.p. at 2,600 r.p.m. at 3,000ft. ; maximum power (full supercharge), 885 h.p. at 2,600 r.p.m. at 15,500ft. The Wellington's engines drive De Havilland three-bladed constantspeed airscrews with a diameter of 12ft. 6in. They are carried on mountings bolted to the fireproof bulkhead frames, the installation being designed to allow quick replacement of a power unit. In addition to the usual Bristol long-chord gilled cowling with trailing-edge cooling gills, the engines are provided with louvred '' dishpan " cowlings over the crankcases. The exhaust on the port engine heats a boiler, the steam from which passes through a heater in the wing root; air warmed in the heater flows into a fore-and-aft duct running practically the whole length of the fuselage. Each engine has its own fuel system, handling 500 gallons made up as follows: One main tank in engine nacelles (60 gal.); three wing tanks in front of spar in outer wing panel (138 gal.) ; three wing tanks behind outer spar (162 gal.), and one " o v e r l o a d " tank in the bomb compartment. The tanks are made of Alclad, the overload tanks being cylindrical in shape and secured in the bomb bays by straps. All fuel is available to either engine if required. When the Wellington is making short- or medium-range This aerial photograph gives a good idea of the Wellington's external appearance. It also shows the excellent provision for admitting daylight. ^

flights the engines draw oil from tanks in the nacelles, but for long-range work an additional tank with a pump is fitted on the starboard side of the cabin. Apart from a thermostatically controlled Serck oil cooler and a Tecalemit oil cleaner for the main oil system, there is an additional Tecalemit cleaner for the two-speed blower system. The "hydraulics " are of interest in that there are two separate systems. Of these the primary circuit supplies the undercarriage and tail wheel,, the flaps, and the mechanism for operating the bomb doors, while the other

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