Lancaster bomber load layouts.

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  1. Micdrow

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    Lancaster bomber load layouts. Pulled this out of an Aircraft Scale modeling magazine.

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    Awesome stuff, Midcrow! :)
     
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    Wow, thanks
    Any idea about the load was with a triple HC bomb (3cookies joined together)?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Cool link trackend, will have to read more when I get home.
     
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    It certainly shows the flexability of the Lancaster having such a bomb bay and payload.
    Almost feel sorry for any U Boat that had that lot dropped on it.
     
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    Mosquitoman.

    Never heard of that bomb load. The lanc had two mounting points for the "cookie" range of bombs, with two different slips to be used in the airframe to recieve the carriers when winched into position.

    the first was for the 2000 and 4000 pound and the second was for the 8000.

    The 4000 and 8000 pound bombs were supported between the wing spars in the bomb bay roof due to the inherent strength of the roof there. If you tried to hang a 4000 pound cookie anywhere else you would rip the bomb bay roof apart as it would not support the weight.

    There were also significant C.G. issues with trying to get even two into the Lanc.
     
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    Hi Mosquitoman, Hopfully this is what you are looking for. Couple of more docuements I added to the top thread.
     
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    I'm afraid not, it was a 12,000lb HC bomb but the new diagrams are very interesting, thanks.
     
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    I will have to keep looking, as of right now that is all I can find.

    Sorry
     
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    Very interesting stuff Micdrow :thumbleft:
     
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    Couple of more on the lancaster.

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    Great stuff Micdrow!! Thanks for posting mate!! :D
     
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    Found this picture of a Lancaster load out. Pretty interesting especially for modelers :)
     

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    It was well described as a flying bomb bay.
     
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    Don't know if these will help or if I posted before (bad memory). These are from our Lancaster.

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    Bomb Loading Chart

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