Lancaster query

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    Why is it that a dorsel turrent gunner could not shoot the tails off his own plane? did the guns have some sort of interrupt in them?
     
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    yes do you see the fairing around the turret, well that's the home of an interupter rail, if the guns are traversed over the fairing in places where the lanc could get hit, an interrupter gear would prevent the guns firing and so damaging the aircraft, most turrets use this system, however few have the gear so visible on the outside..........
     

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    Wexfallen....... another thread on the Lancaster>>>>> 'you are a god, in my eyes' (everyone loves the Lancaster....look at the hit count on the carb thread... she is a beaut of an old bird).
    Lancs....Jeez I love it when you talk technical.
    Wexfallen>>>> more questions ( or at least more Lancs talk... Please).
     
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    heya cripps, let's see, can you tell me something interesting about the lanc it that pic??
     
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    interesting? the m-guns in tail turret are lowered... :D
     
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    :lol:

    not quite what i was looking for...............
     
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    The fuselage seems to have windows in it...
     
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    now we're getting somewhere..........
     
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    Aye, has it been converted into a crew transport by any chance?
     
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    No idea then. At least I noticed the windows ;)
     
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    all lancs have the windows, but there's something about these........
     
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    Double glazed for heat insulation? ;)
     
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    Short of ridiculous ideas, I dont know then. 8)
     
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    hopefully cripp's know........
     
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    It was one of the fist batch of Lancs which were converted from Manchesters on the production line
     
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    yes!! well done how did you know?? there is something on the pic that gives it away...........
     
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    The Dorsal Turret?
     
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