Happy birthday Avro Lancaster

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73 years ago today the finest 4 engined bomber flew. The rest is history.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
AVRO LANCASTER

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Actually the prototype BT308 first flew on the 9th January 1941 So your a tad out on the date.

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Should have put production.

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Finest 4 engined bomber? In what parallel universe??

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Finest 4 engined bomber? In what parallel universe??

The parallel universe that was Nazi occupied Europe mate...

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The B-29 was more powerful, faster, could fly higher and was pressurised!
And the USAAF lost proportionally fewer B-17s than the RAF did Lancasters.

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What does 'proportionally' mean?

Per sortie flown? Per ton of bombs delivered? Per mile flown? As a percentage of aircraft despatched? Over the same 1943-5 timescale?

Meaningless statistic there.

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The iconic aeroplane of bomber command as were the crews that flew in them.

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The B-29 was more powerful, faster, could fly higher and was pressurised!
And the USAAF lost proportionally fewer B-17s than the RAF did Lancasters.

QUOTE "The R-3350 got its real "test and development" in combat, where engine problems brought down more B-29s than the Japanese. "

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Well the 60th anniversary was in 2001 along with the 60th anniversary of the 1st Operational sortie by the Mosquito and I have the watch and certificate to prove it. :eagerness:

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