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Thread: Lancaster PA474 At Duxford For Major Work

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_Kavangh View Post
    A BBMF person mentioned that, although the major service is being done a Duxford, the new paint job is being applied elsewhere.
    Personally I'd like to see her painted as a Lancaster in Argentine Air Force service, just to see Social Media explode.
    She's a memorial to RAF Bomber Command and her crew and so should be painted in RAF Bomber Command colours.

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    I'd like to see her come back as a tirpitz raider! To be fair as long as she doesn't come back white or silver I'll be more than happy. Black green and brown all the way

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    Was a joke, Hampden98....... I forgot the smiley faces.

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    Personally I'd like to see a hybrid 582 Sqn scheme. Not many squadron's aircraft were involved in the awards of 2 VCs. Bob Palmer VC's (109 Sqn, but flying a 582 Sqn aircraft and crew) PB371 could be represented on one side, with his friend Ted Swales VC's PB538 on the other.

    Extra interest as their Sqn code was 6O-; I can't remember the Lanc in a colourscheme with a number in the Sqn code (other than the superscript "2" when marked in 103 Sqn colours).

    However, the recent past seems to have gone for relatively high mission airframes with nose art.

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    I guess the centenarian/high mission thing makes for 'prettier' nose art and a bigger story to tell than 'just' a normal every day squadron Lanc...

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    Yes, I would also like to see 582 Sqn remembered. ED908 (60-Z) was the pioneer Oboe Lancaster, shot down on 20 July 1944 with Jim Foulsham from 109 Sqn piloting Ben Weightman's aircraft. Bob Palmer was flying its successor Oboe Lancaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobKat View Post
    Yes, I would also like to see 582 Sqn remembered. ED908 (60-Z) was the pioneer Oboe Lancaster, shot down on 20 July 1944 with Jim Foulsham from 109 Sqn piloting Ben Weightman's aircraft. Bob Palmer was flying its successor Oboe Lancaster.

    Probably too late this time. Maybe worth pushing for next time!

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    I did wonder what the purpose of the wing wad, and if its stored at Cosford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebird Mike View Post
    I'll have said this previously, but I'd love to see the Hendon Lanc S-Sugar paint scheme take to the air. Ok so the real airframe still survives and it would probably be fairer to represent one that doesn't, but, it would look great in the air and would be a marvellous aircraft to be representing during the RAF's centenary.

    I guess though they'll also have to choose a scheme that they can make into a cutesy name for the aircraft which people will insist on using at every opportunity for years to come, and 'Herman' probably won't cut it!
    As you can see by my user name the Lanc been painted up as PO-S would bring great joy not only to me but my 94 year old grandfather!!

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    I think it would be marvellous...Sugar gets to 'live' again in a sense, and there can be lots of promotion for the RAF museum off the back of it, and '474 would look fantastic.

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    Any ideas when the work starts on PA474?

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    I checked out the Observation Room yesterday…

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    I wonder, if an aircraft is going to be left in one position for any length of time, to they use axle stands
    to get the weight off the tyres ?
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    Bob, thank you for the photo
    The stands are used for a lot of reasons and one can be for work on the undercarriage also for getting the aircraft into level attitude etc.
    Are the engines being removed?

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    I was under the impression that the major work involved the tail section ?
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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    i think that is Alan but it makes sense to do remedials while she is where she is and ARCO are more than qualified, I guess that also after some Just Jane work could be done.

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    By the way, nearly 6000 views on this thread already, just shows the interest in this Lancaster

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    A slightly wider angle view from yesterday (other photo was taken on iPhone) with a bit of 'foreground clutter'
    The Observation Gallery/Room/Leanto could do with some black out blinds on the doors as there is a bit of reflection from the walls on the glass.
    Bring a couple of big bin bags and some tape if you visit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Alan~ View Post
    I wonder, if an aircraft is going to be left in one position for any length of time, to they use axle stands
    to get the weight off the tyres ?
    The Aircraft will be jacked up clear of the ground anyway Alan at some stage,and then trestles are also placed under wings/fuselage to support the structure and steady/stabilise the Aircraft.

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    I noted the engines in the foreground, I guess they are just stored items nothing to do with PA474

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trolly Aux View Post
    I noted the engines in the foreground, I guess they are just stored items nothing to do with PA474
    Be nice if they were to go in Just Jane
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    The NX611 people already have a full set of airworthy engines now I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trolly Aux View Post
    I noted the engines in the foreground, I guess they are just stored items nothing to do with PA474
    No, they are ex Balliol M35's by the look of it.

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    I'll just throw in this link to the results of the recent survey of MOTAT's Lancaster NX665. Thanks for the support and advice from the Lancaster Owners Club!

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    Can anyone get access to the observation room to view PA474 or is it by appointment as such?

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    Errol - What is the issue with the wing joint on NX665's starboard wing?

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    All I know is what is in the link - some corrosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curlyboy View Post
    Can anyone get access to the observation room to view PA474 or is it by appointment as such?

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    No expense spared on the signage !

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