617 Squadron "The Dam Busters"

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  1. NightHawk

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    Try flying a lanc at 60 feet, With a 11,350 ibs bomb thet spins at 500 RPM's. And drop it exctly 428 meters befor a dam. If you think its impossibul, well, this guys did it.
     
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    Not to mention the nasty flak guns mounted on the towers of the Moehne Dam, and that they had to fly at 75 feet all the way to the targets, avoiding the flak 'hot spots' in the Rhur, in full moonlight.
     
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    and the spotlights under the planes meant they could be seen from miles away, although i'd better point out it was closer to 10,000lbs for the bomb, and you say about flying the lanc at 60, firstly the lanc was suprisingly manouverable for it's size, and during training there's an account of the pilot of a lanc at 60ft looking down and seeing another lanc underneath him!!!

    check it out :
    www.dambusters.org
     
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    Bet it was his reflection in the river :lol:
     
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    over land...................
     
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    And it was a lake, not a river....duhhhh!
     
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    Do you know about the story of how the idea behind those lights came about - It wasn't Gibson watching a musical as depicted in the film, but two boffins from Farnborough watching a strip-tease show!
     
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    But it sure gave hitler a bloody nose. :D
     
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    Well I dunno, i never saw the film.
     
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    yo asshole, we're talking about during training, over land!!

    and the real raid was over an artificial lake, not a lake....duhhhh
     
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    Well, the real bread and butter of their training was over Derwent Water.
     
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    yes but the incident in question was over land...................
     
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    who cares if it was over land or water..... I forgot the whole point of this thread....
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    the clue's in the title..................
     
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    Look at my atavar for a further clue....
     
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    question, why do you have a Finnish flag when you live in Bristol??
     
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    Oh....you'd have to be in the H.G's to know about that one......
     
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    He has a twisted sense of humour. :lol:
    That's why he's so likeable! ;)
     
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    He lives in Bristol, had a finnish flag and his username is in russian...perhaps hes on the run from the feds and needs several identities ;)
     
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    I'm guessing it has something to do with BS, right?
     
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