In light of yesterdays Dam Buster tribute - These folk have a real Hobby.

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#9
That looked like fun. Any chance we could try it out on the real thing? I'm sure the Germans wouldn't mind. I can probably get hold of a B-25 for the project but if anybody rustle up anything larger i.e. a Shackleton or the likes then count me in.
 
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... quite a few of the crew where Canadians, too.
Bloody low quality, cheap, chinese imported keyboards. Here we have a poster with a sticky "h", while over on the whingers' thread we have a poster with a lack of ",,,,,......'''''.

There's a chink in the quality control process somewhere.
 
#11
"As with all aspects of the history of Bomber Command, Canadians played a major role in the Dams Raid. Of the 133 airmen that set out on the raid, 30 were Canadian and six were from Alberta. Fourteen were killed during the raid and one became a Prisoner of War. Exactly 50% of the Canadians who took off did not return. Four of the Canadians who survived the Raid were killed in action later in the war. Note that F/L Joe McCarthy was an American who flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force."


Dambusters Raid - The Canadian Contribution
 
#12
That looked like fun. Any chance we could try it out on the real thing? I'm sure the Germans wouldn't mind. I can probably get hold of a B-25 for the project but if anybody rustle up anything larger i.e. a Shackleton or the likes then count me in.

You want to be a bit careful there, the blokes in the film nearly shot themselves down. And the original US tests with an A-26 converted to take Highball did end the same way.
The Highball incident

You can see from the above footage that the splash hit the plane, luckily it didn't tear the tail off like it did on the A-26.
 
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You want to be a bit careful there, the blokes in the film nearly shot themselves down. And the original US tests with an A-26 converted to take Highball did end the same way.
The Highball incident

You can see from the above footage that the splash hit the plane, luckily it didn't tear the tail off like it did on the A-26.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Getting BIF'ed is one thing but BIT (Bomb in tail) is not a good way to end the day. Some of the videos from the rear turret show the things bouncing up higher than the aircraft!
 

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I find it disappointing that every year the Lancaster flys over the Derwent dam. Whats wrong with it flying over the Mohne dam? They rebuilt it didnt they? Not as if we are going to knock a hole in it the next time. No sense of humility the Germans. Maybe every 30 July we could get Geoff Hurst to boot the ball into a goal at Wembley. Three times.
 

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