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Slime

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With the lack of turrets it looks like the type used for transporting passengers.

Maybe.
I know nothing of the history of why it is in this family - and it it was here all my life.
My only RAF uncle was killed just before the end of WW2 - so cannot imagine any reason for him nicking it.
 

Chef

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That's a Halifax, glider tug. The Lancaster has a distinct canopy on top of the fuselage not faired into it, the tail fins are triangular rather than oval in shape and the wingtips are square rather than rounded.

ETA I remember reading somewhere that the early Mks had triangular tail fins which were squared off to oblongs to fix stability problems.

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Anybody building a Type 23? Some 'weathering' ideas here!

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PS Fact of the day - the 'dents' on a ship's hull plating is known as 'Hungry Horse'! Bet you didn't know that!

We used to cover over dings in the side of a Land Rover with some black tape and then paint over it...

All you need is a roll of 4' wide tape and a couple of big tins of battleship grey and the job's a good 'un...
 
Anybody building a Type 23? Some 'weathering' ideas here!

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PS Fact of the day - the 'dents' on a ship's hull plating is known as 'Hungry Horse'! Bet you didn't know that!
Leander's did twenty odd years before maxed out including a mid-life upgrade of weapons and "hability". Some of he 23's are mostly over thirty years old.
I remember the design originating from a cheap GIUKgap asw frigate beefed up post Falklands.
They have done sterling service and should be recognised as a good buy.
If you think about it if they had been commissioned at the end of ww2 we would have been fighting with them in the Falklands.
 
I always found that the newest model/unit becomes the target for everything else on the table.

I may get trounced, but consider it a win if the newbie survives.
Indeed. A friend fielded his brand new, beautifully done Tiger II past a patch of woodland, mid game, passing a British paratrooper with a PIAT sneakily sent to cover the only road towards the unfolding battle.
A roll of the dice...
Oops.
 
It just landed on my toilet.
If that doesn't work I give up
that may well find a good home in your local aviation museum, how far are you from the RAF museum, There's one in Cosford, near Wolverhampton, nearest train station there is Albrighton, or there's one in London. Don't even consider the IWM, They tend to look down their noses at donors.
 

Daz

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