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Wellington crash 1950, Essex

Old 2nd Jan 2019, 09:44
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Just a trivia aside, but did the Viking and Varsity still have the geodetic internal and wing structure of the Wellington, just with a metal instead of canvas skin, or was the structure completely redesigned with the change of outer skin ?
The Valetta and Varsity had conventional frame-and-stringer fuselages.

I believe that Farnborough were still running a Varsity (a further-tweaked Viking, for military service again) into the early 1990s.
Hence my comment above about the Varsity outliving the Viking by 24 years (1968+22=1992).

Final Varsity flight (Farnborough to Cosford museum 27th July 1992):

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