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Short Stirling
1651 CU Short Stirling.jpg
1651 Heavy Conversion Unit Stirling being loaded - IWM Charles E Brown photo TR8
Short Stirling.jpg
Stirling bombers over UK 1942-43 - US Navy National Museum Lot 11635-8
History
Type 4 engine heavy bomber
Designer Claude Lipscombe / Sir Arthur Gouge
Manufacturer Short Brothers
Produced 1939-45
Number built 2,371
Primary users RAAF
In service 1940
Out of service 1946 (UK); 1951 (Egypt)


Remarks

General characteristics

  • Crew:Seven - Pilot, second pilot, navigator/bomb aimer, front gunner /wireless operator, 2 x air gunners, flight engineer.
  • Length: 26.59 m
  • Wingspan: 30.2 m
  • Height: 6.93 m
  • Empty weight: 22,498 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 31,751 kg
  • Powerplant: 4 x Bristol Hercules XI 14 cylinder air cooled engines. 1,500 hp each
  • Maximum speed: 454 km/h at 3,800 m
  • Range: 3,750 km
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: x 303 Browning machine guns - 2 in nose turret, 4 in tail turret, 2 in dorsal turret
  • Bombs: up to 6,350 kg

Crew members

1651 Heavy Conversion Unit & No. 622 Squadron RAF