Inside a Lancaster

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    That was interesting.
     
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    Certainly was, good find.
     
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    how annoying it wont load anything but a tiny section of the pictures, ah well, back to my stills it is :jerk:
     
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    fantastic stuff thanks!
     
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    Good stuff. Congratz on it.
     
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    You can see the difference between a daytime and nightime version
     
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    I have to claim ignorance that I did not realize that the Lancaster only had one position for the flight controls. I guess I never thought about it having anything other than a more modern side by side seating arrangement for pilot and copilot.
     
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    You could get a really good tan flying the Lanc on day missions!
     
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    yes there is good all around visibility in a lanc, and the single pilot controls (although easily adapted to take a second set of controls) were one of the drawbacks picked up on by those fighting for the B-24 and B-17s in our now infamous lanc vs. american bombers debates.............
     
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    If you note on a nighttime lancaster there's a cowling over the instrument panel so as to minimise the light from the small instrument lamps leaking out of the cockpit...

    On a daytime lancaster that cowling simply isn't there..

    So you can see one is fitted out for as a daytime bomber the other is a nighttime bomber.

    Simon
     
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    nice find
     
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    ah, well i couldn't load one of them so there's my problem :lol:
     
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    try again, as it's got better for me over the last few days, maybe it was some problem at their end..

    The first day all I could get was the initial picture with no rotation, now I have full rotation.

    Simon
     
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    Strangley enough a night time bomber usualy has the overhead wires for the shade cloth removed from the canopy.

    I will now walk away and get the pliers to prise my tongue away.
     
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    Ah but that bomber is from the BBMF... and although fitted out as a nighttime bomber is in fact only flown during the day..

    The other bomber is a static display.

    Simon
     
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    For years I wondered what the attraction was for this aircraft, but I now
    admit, having learned more and widened my scope, to a real admiration
    for the Lancaster. I would absolutely love to feel (and hear) four Merlins
    vibrating through the throttles, and trundling off into the blue under that
    massive greenhouse...I am clearly getting older and more sentimental.:confused:
     
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    yes seen this a couple of times.. wait till ive got my own.,... he he he he
     
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