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Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle - British transport & glider tow plane, WWII.

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle

The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle was a British aircraft originally designed as a bomber-reconnaisance plane, but was used for general and special transport duties, including paratroop transport and glider towing.


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* Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle facts

Category Transport & glider tow
Manufacturer A W Hawksley Ltd
(apart from the prototypes)
Introduced January 1943
Used in WW II by
Royal Air Force
Produced 1942-1944
Number built 600
Max. speed > 250 mph
Altitude 18,000 feet service ceiling
Range 1,350 miles
* Numbers are approximate