Blenheim Squadrons Of Ww Ii by Jon Lake

By Jon Lake

In-built huge numbers within the years best as much as international battle II (1939-1945), Bristol's Blenheim observed use as either a fighter and bomber due to its excessive pace when it comes to the biplane varieties it used to be then exchanging. apart from its paintings because the staple medium RAF bomber from 1939 via to 1942, Belnheims additionally served as pioneer radar-equipped nightfighters in 1940/41 and long-range patrol plane with Coastal Command. out of date in Europe by way of the top of 1940, the Belnheim persisted to function a frontline bomber in North Africa, the Mediterranean and the a ways East good into 1943.

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