a heavy, cumbersome airplane.
its vices were
it had good engines.
In other words, you...
your problems of flying on one engine
were reduced to a minimum.
It didn't always happen,
but, when it did,
it wasn't fatal every time.
it carried adequate
It had good protection and a four-gun turret in the back
which, in those days, was very effective.
It was heavy to handle.
You found you developed
strong muscles across your shoulders
from heaving it around.
But you get used to these things.
In the first couple of hours of flying the airplane.