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1937-1944 Bristol Blenheim. Light Bomber / Fighter. RAF, RCAF, FAF, RYAF. Engine: 2 x Bristol Mercury XV radial engine (920 hp) Armament: 1 x .303 Browning machine gun, 1 x 2 .303 browning guns under-nose or Nash & Thomson FN.54 turret, 2 x .303 Browning guns in dorsal turret. Max speed: 266 mph (428 km/h)

1937-1944 Bristol Blenheim. Light Bomber / Fighter. RAF, RCAF, FAF, RYAF. Engine: 2 x Bristol Mercury XV radial engine (920 hp) Armament: 1 x .303 Browning machine gun, 1 x 2 .303 browning guns under-nose or Nash & Thomson FN.54 turret, 2 x .303 Browning guns in dorsal turret. Max speed: 266 mph (428 km/h)

The first flight of the Bristol Blenheim MK.IF. on this day 12th April 1935. A British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company that was used extensively in the early days of the 2WW. .BAC went on to become a founding component of the nationalised British Aerospace, nw BAE Systems

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Bristol Blenheim bomber

'Last flying' Blenheim takes to air

Bristol Blenheim light bomber aircraft of Finnish Air Force coming in for a landing on Luonetjärvi airfield (now Jyväskylä Airport), between 28 March 1944 and 31 March 1944. The yellow stripe at the tail of this Finnish plane was the designation for the German Eastern Front.

Bristol Blenheim coming in for a landing on Luonetjärvi Airfield, March 1944

Bristol Blenheim Mk IV

Bristol Blenheim This later Mark of the Blenheim featured the longer nose (accommodating the navigator) and upgraded defensive armament (twin row briefings in the dorsel turret and under the nose.

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