The Short Stirling was one of the triad of British heavy bombers that mounted the famed thousand-plane raids over the continent.
- "Britain's New "Heavies" [ HTML ] introduces the Halifax and Stirling and makes some comparisons with the B-17.
- "The Man In Action" [ HTML ] gives an account of the crash-landing of a Stirling shot up over Brest.
- "Short Stirling" [ HTML ] gives a detailed description of the Stirling, including some background information and a little bit of performance data.
- A Skektchbook drawing shows main landing gear.
- "War in the Air" [ HTML ] includes a photo of a Stirling being bombed-up seen from 12 o'clock low
- A news clip with photo from April, 1942, shows Stirling fuselages and wings on the production line.
- A Skektchbook drawing is a labeled cutaway, showing locations of the major systems of the plane.
- "Aviation's Sketchbook of Design Detail" provides a number of detail drawings:
- "Bomber Command" [ HTML ] includes 3 photos:
- "The Short Stirling can carry a load of eight tons of bombs at a speed of nearly 300 mph at 14,000 feet altitude. Four 1,600-hp Bristol Hercules engines provide power for 87-foot long craft."
- "Armorers store the "eggs" aboard a Short Stirling for transport across the North Sea. The big four-engined craft has a wing span of 99 feet and its loaded weight is 70,000 lbs. Its crew numbers seven.
- "TEAM"; labeled photo of a Stirling with air and ground crews.
- "British Aircraft" [ HTML ] includes 2 detail photos:
- "Engine Production" [ HTML ] includes a photo: "A Wright Cyclone being fitted to a Short Stirling, one of the RAF's most formidable four-engined bombers."
- A Yearbook entry from 1943 shows a Stirling from 2 o'clock low.
- A Yearbook entry from 1944 shows a pair of
Stirlings seen from 9 o'clock high.
- A Yearbook entry from 1945 shows a Stirling III from 5 o'clock, with a dimensioned 3-view line drawing.