Vickers Wellington N2980

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PRESERVED AIRCRAFT: Vickers 290 Wellington N2980  / "R" for Robert  / "The Lady of the Loch"

 

Recovered from Loch Ness, Scotland, in 1985.

 

(For accident details, please see the separate entry under Wellington N2980, Loch Ness.)

 

 



BELOW: Vickers Wellington bomber N2980 on display at Brooklands Museum after its recovery from the crash site at Loch Ness in Scotland and subsequent partial restoration. (See also here)


Vickers Wellington bomber N2980 on display at Brookllands Museum

Photo: © 2008 Shaun Moroney

 



BELOW: Another view of the Wellington bomber.

another view of the Wellington bomber

Photo: © 2008 James Towill

 


BELOW: As a mark of respect to Sgt Fensome, the tail gunner who lost his life when his parachute failed to deploy, the propeller blades have been left exactly as they were at the time of the accident.

BELOW: Part of the Wellington's airframe at Brooklands.


one of the wellingtons engines and propellers

Photo: © 2008 Shaun Moroney


The Vickers Wellington airframe at Brooklands

Photo: © 2008 Shaun Moroney


 

BELOW: An internal view of the Wellington's fuselage stripped almost entirely of all fittings but showing the geodetic structure clearly.


internal view of fuselage stripped almost entirely of all fittings but showing geodetic structure clearly

Photo: © 2008 Shaun Moroney




BELOW: The tail gun turret on the Vickers Wellington.

BELOW: The Frazer-Nash type FN5 rear gun turret fitted with Browning .303 machine guns.


tail gun turret on the Vickers Wellington

Photo: © 2008 Shaun Moroney

 

 

The ammunition belts are the ones which were on the aircraft for its last flight.

 

 


the Frazer-Nash rear gun turret fitted with Browning .303 machine guns

Photo: © 2008 James Towill

 


BELOW: The tail plane of Wellington N2980 showing the rear Frazer-Nash turret.


the tail plane of the wellington showing rear turret

Photo: © 2008 James Towill



BELOW: Side view of fuselage and wing root showing geodetic structure.


BELOW: This view shows the fabric covering the geodetic airframe.

Note the RAF squadron code letter 'R' (hence the aircraft's designation 'R' for 'Robert').


side view of fuselage showing geodetic structure

Photo: © 2008 James Towill


This view shows the skin covering the geodetic airframe

Photo: © 2008 James Towill



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BELOW: A close-up view of the Wellington's tail.


close-up view of wellingtons tail

Photo: © 2008 James Towill




BELOW: The underside of the fuselage showing bomb bay doors and bombs (empty casings).


BELOW: The bomb bay doors and bomb cradle.


underside of Wellington showing bombs and bomb bay doors

Photo: © 2008 James Towill



another view of bomb bay doors and bombs

Photo: © 2008 James Towill

 



BELOW: Side view of Wellington R2980 showing open bomb bay doors.


side view showing bomb doors open

Photo: © 2008 James Towill





 

 

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