Dimensions of Lancaster FN.20 turret ammo boxes

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  1. Rob1970

    Rob1970 New Member

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    I'm working on a 1/32 scale (what-if) model of a Westland Wendover fitted with an FN.20 turret. Anybody know the dimensions of the ammo boxes that fed that turret on the Lancaster? It's the boxes located halfway down the fuselage.

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    Cheers,
    Rob

    P.S. Anyone working on the 1/32 Lancaster kit could possibly measure the kit parts for me, that would help too...
     
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    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    If you can wait a couple of days, I may be able to measure some for you on Saturday. Stay tuned.
     
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    The boxes are 33 inches long, 18 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide. The stiffeners running along the length are .375" thick so the overall outside width dimension is 4 inches.
     
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    Great, thanks a lot! I did some calculating and it came to about 27.5mm long and 15mm high at 1/32, and I got some work done this morning...

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    I added some grab-handles to the boxes, and still need to build some transport-gutters. But it's a start.
    I will probably post a build thread soon.

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
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    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    Glad to help. Nice work so far and hope to see more.
     
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