Bristol Blenheim (Mk IV shown) was a British light bomber aircraft that was used extensively in the early days of the Second World War. It was adapted as an interim long-range and night fighter, pending the availability of the Beaufighter. It was one of the first British aircraft to have all-metal stressed-skin construction, to utilise retractable landing gear, flaps, powered gun turret and variable pitch propellers. A Canadian-built variant was named the Bolingbroke.
Aviation Photo #2048517: Bristol 142L Blenheim Mk4 - UK - Air Force
Three Blenheim IV medium bombers of 53 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command, based at RAF Odiham, Hampshire. L4864 is nearest, L4851 is centre and L4839 is at the top of the image. From Bristols 60 years ago. - Photo taken at In Flight in England, United Kingdom in 1939.