A generally overlooked British ‘heavy,’ and built by Vickers – Armstrongs, the ‘Warwick’ was essentially a much bigger version of the Wellington. Designed as a bomber, very few served in that role, and it was chiefly employed in maritime reconnaissance, air sea rescue, and as a freighter. Being twin engined, it’s size caused problems in finding motors powerful enough to provide acceptable performance, which probably explained Bomber Command’s luke warm attitude to an otherwise superb aircraft that was built like a tank!
Coastal and Transport Commands had no such misgivings, and the Warwick was instrumental in saving many lives in the Atlantic ocean. 846 were built.