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lancaster bomber

Postby modelman66 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:08 pm

hi just been to east kirkby in united kingdom and taken these pictures sort of connected to tirpitz thought you might enjoy the change of scenery.this is the end with teeth of a real spitfire.

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a real lancaster performing a taxy run.

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a model lanc coming in to land these look great but sound like grass strimmers .

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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby RF » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:18 pm

The Lanc of course proved to be a very effective and lethal weapon of WW2 - it could flatten cities far more effectively than grass strimmers cutting grass.
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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby Bgile » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:22 pm

RF wrote:The Lanc of course proved to be a very effective and lethal weapon of WW2 - it could flatten cities far more effectively than grass strimmers cutting grass.


Assuming flattening cities is a moral objective of war.

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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby RF » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:08 pm

Morality I'm afraid comes second to winning the war.....
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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby Karl Heidenreich » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:45 pm

You cannot approach or interpret war from Moral. War is in moral, in war innocent people die, property is destroyed, you lied, you cheat, you do whatever to win. You can analyze tactics, logistics, techonology, doctrine, etc. but no moral.

Anyway the Lancaster is a pretty good looking sight.

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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby Bgile » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:04 pm

The Spitfire has a 5 bladed prop, so must be one of the very last versions or a post war modification. They are definitely beautiful airplanes, though.

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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby RF » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:25 am

Karl Heidenreich wrote:You cannot approach or interpret war from Moral. War is in moral, in war innocent people die, property is destroyed, you lied, you cheat, you do whatever to win. You can analyze tactics, logistics, techonology, doctrine, etc. but no moral.

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The morality conversely is in winning and ending the war.

There is another view - the use of war as a means of population control, advocated by amongst others Hitler in Mein Kampf.

And of course another morality is that these sort of weapons can prevent wars from starting.
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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby The_Ships_Cat » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:51 pm

RF wrote:The Lanc of course proved to be a very effective and lethal weapon of WW2 - it could flatten cities far more effectively than grass strimmers cutting grass.


Though not as devastating as a cat up a chrimbo tree during fight avoiding action :evil:
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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby modelman66 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:05 am

Hi all ive been back to East Kirkby with video cam taken footage of lancaster doing taxi run if you are interested follow this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT0NQgHm ... annel_page not as impressive as being there but gives you an idea,also there is a picture of some re-enactors taken at the same time the place was heaving with them gave it a real atmosphere a good day out. Image

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Re: lancaster bomber

Postby celticmarine10 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:14 am

Anyway, did you build that model, or buy it?
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