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  • Percypointer
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 90

    Happy birthday Avro Lancaster

    73 years ago today the finest 4 engined bomber flew. The rest is history.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    AVRO LANCASTER
  • ianf
    Volunteer Tanker trash
    • Mar 2011
    • 332

    #2
    Actually the prototype BT308 first flew on the 9th January 1941 So your a tad out on the date.
    Victor K2 real combat jets have ejector seats!

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    • Percypointer
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2013
      • 90

      #3
      Should have put production.

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      • Oxcart
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Nov 2007
        • 2100

        #4
        Finest 4 engined bomber? In what parallel universe??
        Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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        • MerlinPete
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2006
          • 1277

          #5
          Originally posted by Oxcart View Post
          Finest 4 engined bomber? In what parallel universe??
          The parallel universe that was Nazi occupied Europe mate...

          Pete
          If I had a quid for every time someone mentioned "buried crated Merlins", I could buy one!

          www.flightengineering.co.uk

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          • Oxcart
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Nov 2007
            • 2100

            #6
            The B-29 was more powerful, faster, could fly higher and was pressurised!
            And the USAAF lost proportionally fewer B-17s than the RAF did Lancasters.
            Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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            • Moggy C
              Moderator
              • Jan 2000
              • 20534

              #7
              What does 'proportionally' mean?

              Per sortie flown? Per ton of bombs delivered? Per mile flown? As a percentage of aircraft despatched? Over the same 1943-5 timescale?

              Meaningless statistic there.

              Moggy
              Last edited by Moggy C; 31st October 2014, 17:37.
              "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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              • Bombgone
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2013
                • 391

                #8
                The iconic aeroplane of bomber command as were the crews that flew in them.
                Bomb Gone Skipper sigpic

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                • Duggy
                  Flight SIM Pilot
                  • Mar 2012
                  • 1142

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Oxcart View Post
                  The B-29 was more powerful, faster, could fly higher and was pressurised!
                  And the USAAF lost proportionally fewer B-17s than the RAF did Lancasters.
                  QUOTE "The R-3350 got its real "test and development" in combat, where engine problems brought down more B-29s than the Japanese. "

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                  • MindOverMatter
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Feb 2014
                    • 71

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                    Well the 60th anniversary was in 2001 along with the 60th anniversary of the 1st Operational sortie by the Mosquito and I have the watch and certificate to prove it.

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