Lancaster takes to the skies

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    cool...

    I love that open bomb bay.
     
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    Yeah me too. That said the average life of a Lanc was only 5 missions!!!!
     
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    that nose art is pretty cool!
     
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    love that plane :)
     
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    Cool new paint job!
     
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    Never realised there were only 2 left flying. Actually, I'm suprised some hippy hasn't been on the news moaning about that nose art
     
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    that should read hippie and I am truly offended ............ bah

    I've seen wartime pics of this very bird, they have done a great job on the repaint and I would deem it an honor just to be there and witness those engines starting up
     
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    Thaaat's right.....you juuust rub in why don't ye.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Why the Red and the Yellow bombs and what does the ice cones mean?
     
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    To hell with Hippies. Those Merlin Engines. The throb of those 4 beasties even on a video tape is unmistakable. Thanks for the video and the photos I enjoyed it all
     
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    I believe the ice cream cones represents mission's to "soft" targets - as in easy. The different coloured bombs might represent the missions of two different pilots. I could be wrong though...
     
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    There is something truly majestic and beautiful about that bird and yet sinister at the same time.
     
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    ...and because you live far away and I live near....here's a pic
    Taken RAF Coningsby April 2006
     

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    There was a decent-enough documentry on Discovery Turbo the other night, think it was the same plane shown flying. What a great machine; always reminds me of a giant dragonfly for some reason
     
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    The icecream cones I believe represent Italian missions...

    The Red bombs... no idea..

    I contacted the BBMF web site a month back and was given permission to use this noseart on T4T's Lancasters.. I shall have to contact them again and ask about the red bombs

    Simon
     
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    The ice cream cones are Italian missions,yellow were night missions and white were day missions.I'm still checking but I think red were Berlin missions.
     
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