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Offline ysi_maniac

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Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« on: July 06, 2018, 04:32:05 AM »
My entry in the RAF centenary GB in our sister forum.

Quick and dirty drawing in order to give some idea.



Models 1/96 Lancaster from Frog (I think) and a very obscure (and vile) 1/120 B-29 IDEA model (revell produced this too).


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Re: Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 05:14:18 AM »
Great idea Carlos!  I hope it all comes together with the desired results.
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Re: Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 07:04:24 AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing this one!

That's a very imaginative concept indeed.

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Re: Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 03:16:50 AM »
Interesting!

But the big vertical stabilizer in the middle will not impair the gun turret operation, since it is very close?

The Short Stirling had a similar configuration but the distance to the gun turret was bigger.


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Re: Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 03:38:13 AM »
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But the big vertical stabilizer in the middle will not impair the gun turret operation, since it is very close? ...

If an issue, the Lancaster B.Mk.X had its mid-upper turret moved forward. The Mk.Xs had Martin turrets but I've seen photos of Fraser-Nash 50 turrets moved forward as well.
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Re: Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 04:47:03 PM »
go with the concept at this stage it is certainly a different take on a classic

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Re: Avro Blackpool: single tail Lancaster
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 03:48:00 AM »
go with the concept at this stage it is certainly a different take on a classic

Concur. The turret seems fine to me and given that relocating will be no small feat nobody would blame you for leaving it as is.

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