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22 minutes ago, mozart said:

You're right there Chek, the starboard heater was a later, perhaps even nearly post-war addition, so no place on a Mk I at least.  There's another starboard "tube" exiting the fuselage on the most recent shots that I can't explain.

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Tube for “window” packets?

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No, a bit of research reveals it's the fairlead of one of the positions used for the trailing aerial, on other Lancs it's further forward on the port side, this is George in the AWM.

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 I've just found a picture of a Mk I with it in this position.  Kudos to HK!

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I remembered this great wee film and talking of bombloads a few posts back check out around the 15 minute mark, the 2 bombs in the middle are on a shared rack and check out how they get the last bomb in!!!! I also think it's quite funny how the armourer carefully removes pins from the cookie fuses and it's like he's expecting something as he goes along.

 

Graham

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I'd definitely buy a few nose sections if they release just that.  Definitely don't have room for a full-size Lanc, but 2 or 3 nose sections with different nose art would look fantastic, and would give a chance to show off all of the interior detail

 

 

 

 

 

Matt 

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The reason the two middle bombs are lower is that the Lancaster has three bombstations next to each other. On the middle station they used a twin bomb carrier that could use the existing single pick up point but could be fitted with two bombs.

Cees

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10 hours ago, Cees Broere said:

The reason the two middle bombs are lower is that the Lancaster has three bombstations next to each other. On the middle station they used a twin bomb carrier that could use the existing single pick up point but could be fitted with two bombs.

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True but then there is this pic:

 

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the middle SBCs don't look to be that much lower than the outside ones.

 

Jari

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I wasn't referring to SBC's but at twin bomb carriers^_^. The Lancaster had three bomb stations side by side . Having four SBC's next to each other means there

is a twin carrier set up too. The SBC's are quite deep so perhaps this is a visual distortion.:blink:
Cees

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