New Wellington

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  1. The Basket

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    It's always nice to get another bird restored. 10 years of restoration!!!! That was a big project.
     
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    Welcome back, Wellington!
     
  4. ccheese

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    One of only two ! WOW ! I'll bet they are a proud bunch !

    Charles
     
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    Pretty cool. Glad they found it.
     
  6. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    She looks great now! Glad she was restorable.
     
  7. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Yeah she does look good. Good work on the restoration for sure.
     
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    Great!
     
  9. The Basket

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    It was designed by Barnes Wallis...who also did bouncing bombs of dambusters and tallboy bomb.

    The lattice or geodectic design is obvious in the pic and why the aircraft wasn't fully restored. The lattice gave strength but light and gave a strong internal structure. Allowing the Wimpey to survive battle damage. The Lattice structure was a Wallis trademark.

    An honourable tribute to the first years of Bomber Command.
     
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    Very cool :cool:
     
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    My favorite British bomber. Very nice.
     
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