Avro Lincoln as testbed

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  1. carson1934

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    For a serious research that is being conducted, I ask for your indulgence and beseech you to supply pictures/images of the following Avro Lincoln's used as testbed for turboprops:

    - S/N RF403 with 2 Armostrong Siddeley Python
    - S/N RE339/G also as above
    - S/N SX972 as above and also with 2 turboprops Bristol Proteus
    - S/N RA716/G with 2 turboprops Bristol Theseus
    -S/N RE530 (or 533?) with 1 additional turboprop Napier Naiad
    - S/N G-37-1 with 1 additional turboprop Rolls Royce Tyne

    The scope of this research is to find out whether any of the a.m. aircrafts was fitted with contra-rotating props.
    Your attention to the above is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance to whoever wants to contribute.
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    Not on your list but here is a picture with RE418's warming up from the warpaint series book on the Avro lincoln
     

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    From Putnam's Avro Aircraft since 1908
     

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    Thanks very much Micdrow for your assistance which we all appreciate.
    We are still missing:
    - RE/339/G
    - SX/972
    - RA/716/G
    - RE/530 (or 533?)
    it would be absolutely wonderful if you could get us some of those.
    Thanks again
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    So other photoes of test bed Lincolns,
    from mentioned book Avro Lincoln, Warpaint Series #34
    and from The Lancaster, Manchester and Lincoln,Modellers datafile, SAM Publications. In this book are drawings too.
     

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    Dear Tzaw1,
    thanks very much for the most interesting and rare pics and for the efforts you have exerted in obtaining them. I bet many of our fellow forum members have never seen anything like that!
    However the only picture that is eligible for my list of contra-props is the Avro Lincoln RE339Gof 1951 with Armstrong Siddeley Pythons turboprops in the outer nacelles driving contra-rotating props.
    (Besides the SX973 of course).
    Nice job, great pics...
    carson1934:thumbright::thumbright:
     
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    As an addition to my a.m. post I am attaching a very nice picture of the Avro Lincoln SX972 which I just found googling around. Although this aircraft has no contra-rotating props you can see most clearly the two turboprops in the outer nacelles. I don't know however whether they are Bristol Proteus or A.S. Python.
    Cheers
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    Of the 2 engine types I rather suspect the Bristol Proteus is installed as it was a bigger engine and needed that generous nacelle.
     
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