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wepzzz
04-19-2006, 05:49 AM
I don't know if there is allready talkt about this, but will the avro lancaster fly in BoB?



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wepzzz
04-19-2006, 05:49 AM
I don't know if there is allready talkt about this, but will the avro lancaster fly in BoB?



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VVS-Manuc
04-19-2006, 06:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wepzzz:
I don't know if there is allready talkt about this, but will the avro lancaster fly in BoB?



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Not in the first release. The Battle of Britain was in summer/fall 1940...so no Lancaster here.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif May be in an later AddOn which covers the following years in war up to 1945

I am sure you will like the Hampden, Wellington and Blenheim, too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

wepzzz
04-19-2006, 08:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VVS-Manuc:
Not in the first release. The Battle of Britain was in summer/fall 1940...so no Lancaster here.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif May be in an later AddOn which covers the following years in war up to 1945

I am sure you will like the Hampden, Wellington and Blenheim, too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

sure not in the BoB, i know... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
but ofcourse i'm happy with the other bombers

FI-Skipper
04-19-2006, 09:04 AM
How great it would be to take off from Scampton and smash the great Ruhr dams...theme tune playing in the background naturally http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Skipper

VW-IceFire
04-19-2006, 03:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wepzzz:
I don't know if there is allready talkt about this, but will the avro lancaster fly in BoB?



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Lancaster was a mid-1943 aircraft so not likely. Not in the first little while. I think there was interest on Oleg's part...so MAYBE one day.

Unconfirmed rumors and reports indicate that we will be able to fly the Blenheim Mark IV. Not the greatest of bombers to fly but a useful one as it served on many fronts in the war.

Agamemnon22
04-19-2006, 06:11 PM
Lanc eh...

After Pe-2 I kinda had the idea to start the Lanc for BoB. A bird like that is going to take a LOT of time and work to finish to BoB standard.

I think this wish is being rekindled tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Not sure how feasible it is at this point though. Must speak to Oleg. And it will definitely need to be a team effort. There's a "live" Lanc about 2 hours from here, I will explore the possibility of getting onboard with a camera, for starters.

Just <span class="ev_code_RED">thinking</span> out loud...

wepzzz
04-20-2006, 12:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">There's a "live" Lanc about 2 hours from here, I will explore the possibility of getting onboard with a camera, for starters. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I get a little jealous http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



I hope, in the future, to take part in a midnight air raid over germany... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

madsarmy
04-20-2006, 11:09 AM
When Oleg first started talking about BOB & follow ups, he did mention that he liked the Lanc very much.

It may happen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

VV_Holdenb
04-20-2006, 03:51 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifA Lanc would be just awesome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
Pitstone museum (a mile down the road from home http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif) has replica Lanc cockpit: http://website.lineone.net/~norman.groom/index.htm (http://website.lineone.net/%7Enorman.groom/index.htm)

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-20-2006, 05:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Agamemnon22:
Lanc eh...

After Pe-2 I kinda had the idea to start the Lanc for BoB. A bird like that is going to take a LOT of time and work to finish to BoB standard.

I think this wish is being rekindled tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Not sure how feasible it is at this point though. Must speak to Oleg. And it will definitely need to be a team effort. There's a "live" Lanc about 2 hours from here, I will explore the possibility of getting onboard with a camera, for starters.

Just <span class="ev_code_RED">thinking</span> out loud... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You tease you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

VW-IceFire
04-20-2006, 05:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Agamemnon22:
Lanc eh...

After Pe-2 I kinda had the idea to start the Lanc for BoB. A bird like that is going to take a LOT of time and work to finish to BoB standard.

I think this wish is being rekindled tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Not sure how feasible it is at this point though. Must speak to Oleg. And it will definitely need to be a team effort. There's a "live" Lanc about 2 hours from here, I will explore the possibility of getting onboard with a camera, for starters.

Just <span class="ev_code_RED">thinking</span> out loud... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Which one is that?

This one...
http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/lancasters/CWHlanc2.jpeg

Or this one...
http://www.militaryairshows.net/duxford2004/img_1082.jpg

Agamemnon22
04-20-2006, 05:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:

Which one is that?
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think the second one. I don't know our's letter ID's, but its a Mk. X with the dual .50cal turret on top. The one in Ottawa http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

luftluuver
04-20-2006, 09:42 PM
There is a Lanc in Calgary at a small museum out by the airpost.

VW-IceFire
04-20-2006, 09:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Agamemnon22:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:

Which one is that?
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think the second one. I don't know our's letter ID's, but its a Mk. X with the dual .50cal turret on top. The one in Ottawa http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
AAhhh....but its not "active" is it? The one on the bottom is owned by the IWM and the one on the top is owned by the CWH...the Mynarksi Memorial Lancaster. Beautiful bird in the air....just impressive in everything.

luftluuver
04-20-2006, 10:55 PM
Not sure if this is still happening but at

East Kirkby Airfield
East Kirkby
Nr Spilsby
Lincolnshire
PE23 4DE

One can take taxi rides in a Lanc.

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/home.cfm

wepzzz
04-20-2006, 11:55 PM
there is one the duxford airfield, near cambridge UK

http://airpower.callihan.cc/images/ww2allies/Lancaster/01-Duxford-lancaster-2.jpg

http://airpower.callihan.cc/HTML/Spotlight/Lancaster.htm

IAFS_Painter
04-21-2006, 01:35 AM
With all this talk of Lancasters, I've yet to see a plea for a Manchester (link: http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/manchester.html )

For those that don't know, the Manchester was a twin engined bomber that was used to develope the Lanc (4 engines). There were at least two vesions of the Manchester - one with two fins, and one with three.

OK, it's not the best known RAF type, but, for game purposes, the Manchester would extend the Lanc development backward in time

wepzzz
04-21-2006, 01:51 AM
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that crossed my mind too

p1ngu666
04-21-2006, 02:00 AM
i think the lanc was active before 43?

with 4 merlins, the lanc equals the war winningness of the p51,spit AND mossie, all in one airframe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

the rear turret was also shared on the whimpy, stirling and halifax, i think.

wepzzz
04-21-2006, 02:27 AM
First operational RAF squadron to be equipped with Lancasters was No 44, which used them operationally for the first time on March 3,1942 laying mines in the Heligoland Bight.

http://www.aviation-history.com/avro/683.html

or

http://avia.russian.ee/air/england/avro_lancaster.html

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luftluuver
04-21-2006, 06:22 AM
The perpetual bridesmaid, the Halifax.

The Halifax had its first opertional mission March 10 1941, <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">one year before the Lanc flew its first</span> aginst targets in LeHarve. Two nights later it became the first British 4 engine bomber to drop bombs on Germany (Hamburg). In July the Halifax attacked the Scharnhorst at LaPalice.

HotelBushranger
04-21-2006, 06:27 AM
Hey guys, down here the Bullsbrook Aviation Museum has a complete Lanc! Maybe I should go down there with a camera and ask to be let inside (which I doubt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif)

IAFS_Painter
04-21-2006, 06:49 AM
Oh, I don't know, Air museums can be pretty friendly

If in doubt, ask before you go, and let them know if you're likely to publish your shots.

Agamemnon22
04-21-2006, 07:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
AAhhh....but its not "active" is it? The one on the bottom is owned by the IWM and the one on the top is owned by the CWH...the Mynarksi Memorial Lancaster. Beautiful bird in the air....just impressive in everything. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah, it doesn't fly any more, as far as I know. It's supposed to be haunted http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

There's a Lanc in flight on Google Earth, if you look ESE of the intersection of A14 and A141 west of Huntingdon (England), above a residential street called Lake Way.

luftluuver
04-21-2006, 10:59 AM
If you want a BoB RAF 4 engine bomber then the Short Sterling will have to do. This a/c was replacing the Wellingtons of #7 Sqd in Aug 1940. Its first operational sortie was on the night of Feb 10 1941 against the oil storage tanks in Rotterdam.

wepzzz
04-21-2006, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Hey guys, down here the Bullsbrook Aviation Museum has a complete Lanc! Maybe I should go down there with a camera and ask to be let inside (which I doubt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

it is for a good goal... it does not suprice me if the are enthusiastic when they know it is for a flightsim development.

also the other british 4 engine bombers are super

WTE_Plugga
04-21-2006, 06:30 PM
Hey Bushy...I am going to have a look at that Lanc today and will take camera. BTW its Bullcreek not Bullsbrook http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

A quote from thier webpage

"Let us know if you are coming to see anything special or if you would like us to help you in any way when you arrive. "

So just maybe we could arrange something.

WTE_Plugga
04-21-2006, 10:53 PM
Well they are more than happy to let ppl inside the Lanc for photo reasons for a "Special" donation, I got to sit in the pit of a MK 22 Spit for for a "Special" donation and it was the best $20 I've spent in a long time. The first impression was that there was no way I am gonna fit in that thing..once I got in though I found it surprisingly spacious after my initial thoughts. Enough room to do what you are in there to do..thats about it though, business only ! got some pics but not sure how to go about posting them..will get inside that Lanc at a later date though.

WWMaxGunz
04-22-2006, 03:47 AM
Will all crew positions be able to be occupied by different online players? That's one
group of friends more than 2, able to fill any or all the crew slots? If wounded could
get first aid and navigation becomes real, will bombsights change? Then where B-17II
fell short, the online, SOW would succeed. A mission and fear shared as common should
bring whole groups of players into bit deeper immersion.

HotelBushranger
04-22-2006, 05:13 AM
Yeah mate, I just found out about that on the 450 Sqn forums...absolute beauty! And sorry bout the Bullsbrook, justa typo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Haha this is awesome, I'm in the middle of me school hols at the moment, I'm gonna shoot down there as fast as I can!

WTE_Plugga
04-22-2006, 06:22 AM
hey Bushy, when ya get there, talk to the manager ( left hand side as ya walk in the door)and tell him I was talkin to ya ( wont remember my name anyway ) I was the guy that was talkin about PF etc and wanted the Lanc pics. The Lanc in question though may not be to Olegs liking..its a late ( though authentic ) model that seen no action, painted with another sqns markings out of respect for that sqn..nice look either way!

Petey78
04-22-2006, 10:06 AM
The second Lanc pictured in Icefire's post belongs to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, part of the Royal Air Force. It is based at RAF Conningsby in Lincolnshire, about forty five minutes from my home. It's clearly recognisable as it is fitted with Avro Lincoln rudders (note the slight point at the lower edge, not the smooth curve of the normal Lancaster). I've often seen it flying over my hometown and it's a much loved symbol of the county.

Beirut
04-24-2006, 05:32 PM
As the Official Lancaster Whiner, I apologize for being late to this thread. I've been busy flying this lovely Captain Sim C-130 while waiting for Justflight to release their Lancaster.

I do hope we get a Lancaster in IL2 or BoB. It would certainly be the icing on the cake for me.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/horsesass/C-130fix.jpg
(Check out the Upkeep bouncing bomb and the excellent detail.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/horsesass/lanc.jpg

http://www.justflight.com/en/(xcitmn45yrqjiu45vvno0e55)/index.aspx

stanford-ukded
04-25-2006, 03:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Agamemnon22:
There's a Lanc in flight on Google Earth, if you look ESE of the intersection of A14 and A141 west of Huntingdon (England), above a residential street called Lake Way. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice spot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.mrflib.net/pictures/lanc.jpg

Snow_Wolf_
04-25-2006, 03:44 PM
if we get a Lancaster we should try also get a Halifax lol http://www.rcafmuseum.on.ca/images15/TN2005-0859-09a.jpg

briyeo
04-26-2006, 01:13 PM
Here is a recent shot of the Lanc at Hendon

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/yogi1950/Lanc2.jpg

p1ngu666
04-26-2006, 01:22 PM
cool pic!. i never had much luck in there cos its dimily lit, what camera? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

the old girl looks surprisingly potent and angry, like the nearby tiffy.

that lanc is a combat vetern too, if i remmber correctly

briyeo
04-26-2006, 01:30 PM
Very dark in the Bomber hall, I took 400+ pics and sorted the best out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Pentax 330 digital no flash.

This would be a handy payload for her http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/yogi1950/Tallboy.jpg