A roadside attraction

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  1. R988

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    http://1000aircraftphotos.com/MilitaryProp/CurtissP40-3.htm

    How cool would it have been to buy a Lanc or something as a backyard toy, the best I ever got was an old VW Beetle :lol:

    Pity it burnt to the ground though :(
     
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    Interesting story...
     
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    A lot of Lancs ended up that way after the war. Hmmm, need a new chicken coop? Buy a surplus Lancaster. Cheap. :lol:

    Ah well.
     
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    That very large bombay would make an excellent roost far better then either the 24 or 17
     
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    But a B-24 or B-17 would be better defended from foxes...
     
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    Yeah, I would like a plane in my backyard or even at the local diner.
     
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    I would like one in my back garden! Would rather have a B-29 though CC has good protection and a large bomb bay...
     
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    interesting story, any more info on mark/serial? i might look into it, there were a LOT of spare lancs back then, a lot of farmers bought them for about £100 because of all that sheet metal and the wiring :lol:
     
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    Id love a Fiat CR.42 in my garden :D
     
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    All the canadian Lancs were scrapped in the 60s with the last fusleage of Lancaster KB994 going to CFB Comox and then onto the uk for rebuid.Sadly the hangar roof fell onto it and the best sections were solf to Kermit Weeks in florida for his Lancaster rebuild of KB976
     
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    Found another story along the same lines
    Google Earth: the black helicopters have landed | The Register

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    Did they leave the wings on?
     
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