Author Topic: AVRO Lancaster, Manchester, Lincoln and Shackleton (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 39984 times)

Offline jcf

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I assume the Centaurus-powered project drawing above depicts the long-span Manchester IIC. Has anyone ever seen a photo of the built (but unflown)  Manchester IC with Centaurus?

According to 21st Profile Vol.1 No. 5, one airframe was delivered to Bristol but, the
engines were never installed due to the Ministries and RAF having lost all interest
in the Manchester.
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Greg Yup, makes perfect sense that the Sabre was in the running. It weighed slightly less than the Vulture and put out more power. I guess it depends when they were looking at the Sabre. Things weren't looking all that rosy for the Napier in 1938. A pity that Bristol's sleeve value-making approach didn't get pulled in sooner.

Jon Interesting. I got the built-but-not-flown from Green & Swanborough (WW2 Fact File RAF Bombers Part 2). It didn't really make sense though. I know the Centaurus got pushed to the back-burner so Bristol could focus on the Hercules. Still, with the Vulture mess at hand, why would they finish the Centaurus conversion and then not even bother to fly it?
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Yeah, you'd think that if the engines had been installed then the aircraft would have been
a useful testbed during Centaurus development. That didn't happen, so I'd go with the not
installed narrative being likely.

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Random idea:  RAF and/or RAAF AVRO Lincolns doing night bombing missions over Korea.
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One I don't recall seeing before - Avro 694 Lincoln Freighter:

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One I don't recall seeing before - Avro 694 Lincoln Freighter:


Are there Lincoln conversions to go along with a Lancastrian conversion to produce this one?