Wednesday, October 20, 2010

#3 The Search For Sgt Sidhu

In this post I am giving out a few technical details of the Short Stirling , the bomber in which Sgt Sidhu was the Flight Engineer.---

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/

Technical Specifications of the Short Stirling


Crew:

7


Max Speed:

270mph


Service Ceiling:

17,000 feet*


Range:

2010 miles


Engines:

4 x Bristol Hercules engines


Length:

87ft 2 inches


Wingspan:

99 ft


Height:

22 ft 9 inch


Weight:

70,000lbs



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