Wellington Mk Ic (Germany)

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This page is about the bomber Wellington Mk Ic (Germany). For the regular British version, see Wellington Mk Ic. For other versions, see Wellington (Family).
▀Wellington Mk Ic
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▀Wellington Mk Ic
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Description

The ▀Wellington Mk Ic is a premium rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB), 2.3 (RB), and 3.0 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27. It is on sale for 1,000 Golden Eagles.

The British Wellington and German Mk I's are identical. With its versatility, the captured Wellington is an excellent alternative to the He 111 H-6.

Wellingtons are great 2nd rank turret platforms with wide arcs and stable flight. If your flight controls are shot out, adjustment of engine power will allow stable flight and more opportunities to fight back. Just remember it has only 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine guns so it is more luck to earn kills with them.

As with all bombers, crew training with at least Expert Qualification is important for profitable missions.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 572 m378 km/h
Turn time35 s
Max altitude6 500 m
Engine2 х Bristol Pegasus XVIII
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,572 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 366 352 6500 36.0 37.2 4.2 4.1 877
Upgraded 391 378 34.1 35.0 6.5 5.3

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
530 264 315 264 223 ~5 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 275 < 275 < 310 > 320
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
900 m 1,005 hp 1,005 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,920 m 890 hp 890 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural530 km/h
Gear264 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
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RB2 500 Sl icon.png
SB4 400 Sl icon.png
Crew training8 100 Sl icon.png
Experts54 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 260 / 260 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Radiator
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Compressor
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Wings repair
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Engine
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Engine injection
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Airframe
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Cover
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MBC mk.I

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups2
List of setups
Setup 118 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 29 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb

The Wellington Mk Ic (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 18 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 9 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (4,500 lb total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun
Ammunition483 rounds
Fire rate950 shots/min
Turret2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
Turret2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun
Ammunition2400 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min

The Wellington Mk Ic (Germany) is defended by:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, nose turret (1,200 rpg = 2,400 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, tail turret (2,000 rpg = 4,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (483 rpg)

Usage in battles

If you are playing Arcade battles, the key tactic is to climb, as in Arcade battles the Wellington will not have trouble getting over 5,000 m (16,500 ft). From there you can take out the enemy bases from "Orbit". Once the bases are dead the main airfield can be killed if you have a good escort and fellow bombers.

In Realistic Battles, you can use the Wellington's diving speed to take out ground targets such as Light Pillboxes or Tanks. The 18 x 250 lb bombs will be able to get through Light Pillboxes if direct hits are made, and area damage on AAA, Artillery, or Vehicles. The 9 x 500 lb bombs can be used to kill heavy pillboxes on direct hits, destroyers on direct hits or they could be used to destroy an enemy bombing point/airfield. The Wellington, although sturdy in form and able to take a hit, will still be destroyed if the enemy gets cannons or enough machine guns on you. Having a teammate you can count on when you fall back after bombing to save you from enemy fighters is something that can ensure your survival.

If you are defending the Wellington from enemy fighters, ensure you keep them in your sights. The Wellington has amazing gun coverage horizontally, especially on the tail and sides. If an enemy fighter pulls alongside your plane, you have not only the single side turret but also the nose and tail turrets that turn more than 180 Degrees. Another nice thing about the Wellington's turrets is that if there is a clear sky, they can be used to strafe light ground targets with ease.

The key point with this Wellington is that if you push yourself and your plane too far, you will die. It's a great frontline bomber, but without team support, you become nothing better than bait or a free kill for the enemy.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good payload
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Defensive armament is poor
  • Slow speed

History

Performance wise the Willington was not notably remarkable, its strength lay on the inside. Devised by one of the greatest innovative thinkers in history, Sir Barnes Neville Wallis devised a geodesic structure resulting in an exceptionally strong airframe. Together with Reginald Kirshaw "Rex" Pierson, they designed their record making Vickers Wellesley opening the way for the Wellington and larger Warwick. With high aspect ratio wing and spacious fuselage, it proved capable of handling a myriad of missions including early airborne radar and robust enough to absorb severe damage and fly home. Although the bomb bay configuration limited bomb size its payload was slightly more than the Heinkel He 111 H-3 and with greater range. It is also one of the first aircraft to have a powered turret in the extreme tail with a very wide arc; however, it still was inadequate to defend itself against attacking fighters and early models lacked self-sealing fuel tanks. Still, this aircraft was admired by crews and affectionately called Wimpy after Popeye's hamburger loving friend and sidekick who's full name is J. Wellington Wimpy. Over 11,000 made, it equipped many RAF squadrons including those comprised of foreign crews like the Polish (4 squadrons), New Zealand (No. 75), and Czech (No, 311) one of which was captured by Germans who used it for intelligence and training. Viking, a passenger transport variant, became the world's first pure jet transport prototype aircraft in 1948.

In-game description

Vickers Wellington Mk.IC twin-engine medium bomber (Luftwaffe)

The Vickers Wellington was the most widely produced British bomber, with a total of 11,461 machines built. Wellingtons were used from September 1939 on as long-distance scouts and day/night bombers. Beginning in early 1940, due to their low effectiveness, they were used only at night. From 1942-43, the Wellington was the main aircraft used by the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command.

A Wellington Mk.IC bomber became a German trophy in the winter of 1941. On the night of February 6, 1941, the Wellington Mk.IC (No. RAF L7842) belonging to No. 311 (Czechoslovakian) Squadron RAF flew a sortie to bomb a target in the area of Boulogne, France. During the sortie, the aircraft had to perform a forced landing (either due to an accident or under the compulsion of the Germans) and thus passed undamaged to the enemy. The whole Czechoslovakian crew was taken prisoner.

The bomber was ferried from the landing site to the Luftwaffe's Test Facility at Rechlin, where it underwent a full series of flight tests. The aircraft then obtained the German code T+KX and was operated in 1941 with 2./Versuchsverband OKL, where various captured aircraft were in service.

One of the members of the Wellington Mk.IC (L7842) crew, Flight Lieutenant Ernst Valenta, took part in the so-called "Great Escape" made by Allied Air Force pilots from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, on March 24, 1944. He was captured by the Germans and executed by shooting on March 31, 1944.

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See also

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