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General data

Manufacturers: Short Brothers, Rochester, Swindon and Brockworth; Short & Harland, Belfast & Austin Motors, Birmingham

Dimensions: Wing span 99 ft 1 in; Length 87ft 3 in; Height 22ft 9 in

Engines: Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder sleeve valve supercharged air cooled radial.
Maximum power up to 1,600 B.H.P at 2,900 R.P.M

Propellers: Three-bladed aluminium 13ft 6 inches  diameter

Undercarriages: All undercarriages retractable with oleo pneumatic shock struts,
ain wheel diameter 70.8 in 

Weight:   Empty: 46,900lb (over 20 tons) Loaded: 70,000lb (over 30 tons)

Performance: Maximum speed 270 m.p.h at 14,000ft; Service ceiling 17,000ft

Range: 2,010 miles with 3,500lb (2 tons) of bombs or 590 miles with 14,000 lb (8 tons) of bombs

Armament: Three power operated Fraser Nash type gun turrets with Browning 0.303 machine guns.

Two guns in FN5 front turret
Two in FN7 (Mk I) or FN50 (Mk III) mid-upper gun turret
Four guns in FN4 or FN20 rear gun turret.
Some Mark I aircraft had the provision for 2 guns in an FN25A ventral turret.

Crew: Numbers and roles varied but normally seven or eight: Pilot, 2nd Pilot, Navigator, Bomb aimer,

Wireless operator, flight engineer and two gunners

Fuel capacity: Seven fuel tanks in each wing containing a total of 2,254 gals (10,233 litres)

overload tanks when fitted to wing bomb cells added 438 gals (1,988 liters)