The Vickers-Armstrong Wellington, a two-engined medium bomber, was by results the best of the British mediums. The plane was widely known as the Wimpy in honor of the popular J Wellington Wimpy character in the Popeye comic strips and movie cartoons.
Built with Wallis' "geodesic" construction methods doped linen over wood battens over aluminum beams, called by detractors the "basket weave" method the Wellington was light for its size, giving it better load-over-distance capacity than its rivals in the British mediums camp. As such, it carried a good deal of the bombing load against the Continent until the heavies came on line.
Also built with the "geodesic" construction methods and described by Jane's as a development of the Wellington, the Warwick saw many uses but was primarily a transport.