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« Reply #4500 on: August 13, 2021, 04:14:45 AM »
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ACM Mark Binskin AC (RAAF Ret'd) has been conducting some currency flights on the 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚. Fun fact- the Canberra burns 1.15L of fuel per second.

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« Reply #4501 on: August 13, 2021, 11:12:45 AM »
The metal work around the dorsal turret is also different. Was that a different model Lanc or creative restoration?

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« Reply #4502 on: August 13, 2021, 09:53:18 PM »
The Canadian Lancaster is a Mk.X, it had a Martin dorsal turret with two .5's. It was also set further forward in the fuselage. The British BoB Lancaster is a Mk.I. There is another in Britain that is getting close to being airworthy, which is a Mk.VII. That fairing around the Mk.I dorsal turret is actually a track which prevented the guns from blowing off part of the aircraft when fired ---  see the photo attached. You can see two rods with wheels on the ends just under the guns, the wheels run on top of the track.

My Dad served with 617 Sqn ('44-'46) and when I took him around the Nanton Lancaster (a Mk.X), it was interesting to watch him as he walked up through the fuselage, he would say things like, 'we never had those' pointing to some bit of equipment, or 'that was much further forward on ours' ---
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« Reply #4503 on: August 14, 2021, 12:17:26 AM »
Warbird Photos Aviation Photography by Britt Dietz

One of the archives I thought I lost! A quintet of Grumman F8F Bearcats over Lake Matthews, CA from 2009.

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« Reply #4504 on: August 14, 2021, 04:13:50 AM »
The metal work around the dorsal turret is also different. Was that a different model Lanc or creative restoration?

As kitnut617 said, the Lancaster B.Mk.I's mid-upper coaming is part of the cam-track interrupter gear for the hydraulically-operated Fraser Nash FN50. The Lanc B.Mk.X Martin 250 CE 23A mid-upper turret was 24 volt electrically-operated, so no further need for the Mk.I's coaming.

The Martin 250 CE was heavier than the Fraser Nash turret, hence moving the mid-upper position forward to address c/g issues. That distinctive "metal work" on the B.Mk.X was more of an external skin stiffener plate than a fairing.
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« Reply #4505 on: August 20, 2021, 03:07:10 AM »
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NASA's WB-57 flying in formation with the ER-2 aircraft in support of two Airborne Science Campaigns at 55,000 feet.
Thomas Parent pilots the WB-57 with NASA sensor equipment operator Mallory Yates (photographed). Tim Williams pilots the ER-2 alongside them. #NationalAviationDay



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« Reply #4506 on: August 20, 2021, 04:29:25 AM »
Beautiful photo thanks

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« Reply #4507 on: August 22, 2021, 07:27:13 AM »
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« Reply #4508 on: August 22, 2021, 07:29:17 AM »
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« Reply #4509 on: August 22, 2021, 07:57:02 AM »
Inspired by ICM's Firebees, I went looking for Firebee pictures and came across this cool formation:


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Background is Sparrow missile testing, but the whiffery possibilities.....

EDIT: Another really neat pic of a Canadian Lanc with some Firebees.


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« Reply #4511 on: August 23, 2021, 05:20:47 AM »
I've got a Belcher Bits Firebee set for a RCAF Lancaster --

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« Reply #4512 on: August 23, 2021, 05:28:52 AM »
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« Reply #4513 on: August 30, 2021, 02:43:23 AM »
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@NX611JustJane meets 'Mable' the 1943 vintage AEC Matador fuel tanker. Believed to be the only complete example in the UK, Mable is visiting East Kirkby for the Lanc, Tank & Military Machines event.
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« Reply #4514 on: August 30, 2021, 06:16:49 AM »
I had the great pleasure to visit the East Kirkby setup a few years back. It is well worth a trip if you are in that area of the UK. They had a pretty fair collection of Matador trucks already on site.

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« Reply #4515 on: August 30, 2021, 06:46:23 PM »
F-14A Tomcat aircraft of the Navy Fighter Weapons School painted with Soviet markings for training purposes, 1991. #aviation

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« Reply #4516 on: August 30, 2021, 06:49:00 PM »
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« Reply #4517 on: August 30, 2021, 07:31:17 PM »
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« Reply #4518 on: August 31, 2021, 03:09:48 AM »
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« Reply #4519 on: August 31, 2021, 03:17:58 AM »
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