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Barnes Neville Wallis

Barnes Neville Wallis
(1887-1979)

Vickers-Armstrongs Limited was formed by the merger of the assets of Vickers Limited and Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company in 1927.

Sir Barnes Neville Wallace - British scientist, engineer and inventor began his work in the aviation industry in the development of airships.

After the loss interest in airships production Barnes Wallace was transferred to the Aircraft department. Among his pre-war works - bombers "Vickers Wellesley" and "Vickers Wellington", the design of the fuselage and wings which Wallace again used geodetic spatial design, what he developed in the production of airships. This constructions well have proven themselves in combat due to its durability, lightness and compactness.

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October 30 10 2016.

RCAF Wellington bomber damaged in battle, exposing the geodetic airframe construction


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