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Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« on: February 18, 2012, 01:27:42 PM »
Captured Lancaster supplied to Japan by U-boat & test flown



fitted with licence-built DB-603 replacement engines


German Lancasters


whifs ...




Italian & post-war










« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 02:06:32 PM by raafif »

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 04:35:39 PM »
Is fine profiling.  :)
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Can you do one serving in 1950s SAC (silver & white)?
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 08:39:10 PM »
Beautiful work.

May I  request a RNZAF Lancaster? Glossy Sea Blue on top and Insignia White underneath. Some of the their PBY's were painted this way.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2012, 11:22:42 PM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 11:48:20 PM »
Raafif,

Very nice indeed, but I'm wondering why the Pakistan Lincoln is wearing the markings of Mauritania?

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 02:34:00 AM »
Of course, for a slightly different scenario for Japanese Lancasters, you could say that Japan was on the Allies side in WWII against Germany - after all they were in WWI.

Either way, great profiles.
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 07:51:26 AM »
Great stuff! Personal fav is the 1948 Libya Lanc (although those Kenyan markings are wonderful too!).
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 10:08:14 AM »
RNZAF Lancaster? Glossy Sea Blue on top and Insignia White underneath.

Can you do one serving in 1950s SAC (silver & white)?

why the Pakistan Lincoln is wearing the markings of Mauritania ?

1. kiwiLanc started

2. will try but silver is very hard to do in MS Paint.

3. wrong markings ?? .... plausible denyability !!  words fixed.


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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 06:28:30 AM »
early & late NZAF Lancs. (should the blue extend down further on the late scheme ??)




SAC Lincoln ... I think the scheme looks better on a B-50.

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 07:06:13 AM »
Thanks so much for the SAC version.  Good to see profile of it - interesting.
I agree on B-50

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 03:02:49 PM »
Nice pair.
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 05:24:59 PM »
I really like your alternative Lancs & Lincolns, raafif! Your N. Italian markings are neat. I can see them keeping the House of Savoy cross. Many Italians while being anti-fascist were still supporters of the king.

Nice work!

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns (warning, lots'a big pics)
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 08:11:37 PM »
early & late NZAF Lancs. (should the blue extend down further on the late scheme ??)





Thanks for the profiles. The only image I have of RNZAF patrol A/C is a PBY in an AeroMaster decal set. Your second image is what the PBY has. The GSB just barely extends past the upper part of the fuselage.
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 09:09:16 AM »
I like your "reverse lend-lease" Lanc, raafif!

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 09:53:55 AM »
How about a Pacific Theater A-Bomb aircraft?  If the B-29 had not been capable of lugging the Gadget to Japan, the plan was to use a Reverse Lend-Lease Lancaster to bomb the target.

Well, Raafif? ;D

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2012, 10:10:12 AM »
well, I'll think about it .... as per the SAC Lincoln above, polished-natural-metal doesn't look good on Lancs/Lincs :icon_crap:   I have seen several actual models of polished-metal USAF Lancasters ( with Privateer turrets & blisters) & they look "ok" but not "wow!".

I may do an RAF "Atom" ... they needed that ugly saddle-tank on its back to reach Japan tho :icon_nif:

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2012, 10:25:56 AM »
Not to be forgotten are our posts on WW2 tankers & in flight refueling.  Even Lancaster-to-Lancaster.
The 1950 SAC Lincoln works for me.

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2012, 01:53:07 PM »
A Lincoln with the Tiger Force saddle tanks would be unique.  For transport/tanker purposes, how about a design that bears the same relationship to the Lincoln that the Lancastrian bears to the Lancaster?  I could easily see that being modified with probe and drogue gear to serve as a tanker (for an expanded capacity tanker, add those saddle tanks again).

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 02:15:40 PM »
A special version of the Avro Lancaster was built to enable the trip to Japan carrying an Atomic Bomb -- this version (only 5 aircraft in all) was named the Avro Atomic.  No squadron codes were worn - each aircraft was identified by its individual name.

The fuselage was lengthened to house the extra fuel & the wings extended for added lift, new-type engines were also fitted.  Due to the size of the bomb the bombay doors had cut-outs and aerodynamic fairings fore & aft -- these could be jettisoned just before dropping of the Bomb if necessary.



The "Atomic" would become the prototype for the post-war Avro Lincoln.
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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 06:22:18 PM »
Excellent work!

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Re: Raafif's Lancasters & Lincolns
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 02:53:14 PM »
Yes, excellent work.   Interesting subject matter indeed.