National Geographic : 1942 Aug
British Combine Girls Put Finishing Touches on Big Stirling Bombers, Now Winging Their Way over Germany Almost Nightly Here a feminine crew on the assembly line fits rear gun turrets in a military aircraft production plant. Half the workers inBritish aircraft factories arewomen (page 162). The Stirling, carrying up to eight tons of bombs, weighs 30 tons when fully loaded. It has a range of 2,000 miles and aspeed of some 300 m.p.h.