The Westland Wallace was a British light bomber used by the Royal Air Force from 1933 to 1943. Developed from the Wapiti aircraft, it was a two-seat biplane powered by one 680 hp, Bristol Pegasus IV radial engine. It had a metal and canvas fuselage and a fixed landing gear. It saw combat action as a ground-attack aircraft in 1940 and 1942, during the Battle of France and North Africa respectively. Approximately 160 Wallaces were built by Westland.

Specifications

Wingspan: 46 ft 5 in (14.15 m)

Length: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)

Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.5 m)

Maximum speed: 158 mph (254 km/h)

Range: 470 miles (756 km)

Bombload: 260 kg of bombs

Armament: two 7.7mm machine guns

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