http://growtallforidiots.com/short-stirling-bomber-better-quality-footage/ This is a video footage of the Stirling Bomber and gives some intresting glimpses of its evolution and use.
Type: Four engined heavy bomber.
Period of Operation: 1939-1946 (retired from frontline service 1943)
Roles: A dedicated four-engined bomber, it was transitioned to glider tug and transport.
Successors: The Stirling was replaced by the Handley Page Halifax and Lancaster.
Survivors:None. Not even parts in museums. There is an attempt underway to restore one enough for museum display. http://www.stirlingproject.co.uk/