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Bristol Blenheim

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Blenheim
WWII light bomber. Initially designed as an executive transport aircraft carrying 6 passengers plus a pilot and designated Type 142. With retractable undercarriage and stressed skin it was capable of 240mph, outperforming all of the fighters in service with the RAF in 1935. The design was modified to operate as a bomber for the RAF.

Winspan m: 17.17

Length m: 13

Height m: 3.91

Max speed mph: 266

Maximum Altitude ft: 31500

First flown: 12 April 1935

Engine: Two 920hp Bristol Mercury XV.

Armament: One 0.303in Vickers K in the nose, two 0.303in Brownings in chin turret and two 0.303in Brownings in dorsal turret. Internal bomb load of 1000lb and some variants had 500lb bomb racks underwing.

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