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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2009, 10:07:57 am »
I like the radical surgery on this Lancaster. Why not put it on Hyperscale and watch what happens  :wacko:

probably not a good idea on reflection.........

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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2009, 10:54:20 am »
Aah, 'twas indeed at Telford and 'twas indeed pleasing on the eye.  Any closer shots of the two Tempests in the background (well, OK the furthest one looks like  a P1027 but let's call it a Tempest)?   ;D ;D
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2009, 10:55:47 am »
Aah, 'twas indeed at Telford and 'twas indeed pleasing on the eye.  Any closer shots of the two Tempests in the background (well, OK the furthest one looks like  a P1027 but let's call it a Tempest)?   ;D ;D
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2009, 12:35:15 pm »
This is the fourth,.....dont you ever go out???
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 01:20:45 pm »
Looked good in the flesh at Huddersfield!
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 02:17:53 pm »
No, because don't want to slag other forums to prevent an "us vs them" attitude.  Despite the hate mail some individuals have received after postings whifs there.


actually I agree-I did withdraw my suggestion!

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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2009, 04:17:32 am »
This was one of my favourites at Telford  :thumbsup:
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 02:09:48 pm »

Nice variation of the Lancaster!

Didn't they do something similar with a wellington? For some reason in the deep dark recesses of my mind I remember seeing a picture of a wellington they converted to fly at high altitude.
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 04:28:06 pm »
Wellington Mk Vs and VIs were pressurised with longer wings for high altitude flights. The pilot had his head sticking out of the pressure cabin in a little dome thingie, nowhere near as luxurious as the Alston. :)

The Mk V had Hercules radials and the Mk VI had Merlins, but I've never seen anything about them being used operationally.
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2009, 05:40:56 pm »
Actually Kit, I think they had standard wings, at least photos I've found don't show extended wings.  The Avro 684 according to the BSP book was to get the Wellington Pressure cabin which was already being tested.  I hope Colin does do an Avro 684, it would go with the Wellington Mk.V I've got going.
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2009, 06:31:36 pm »
Looks very sleek! Cool paintjob! :thumbsup: Nice work all round.
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2009, 02:35:05 am »
Robert,

I'm sure you're right, I've just got this thing about longer wings........... :)

It must have been rough on the poor old rear gunner, if indeed they even had one. All the rest of the crew are up in their nice pressurised container in the nose and he's back there in the rear turret breathing 100% oxygen the entire time. NO fun!
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2015, 05:18:58 am »
Depends from what height you dropped it :thumbsup:
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2015, 07:02:30 am »
Looks like an early iteration of what becomes the EE Canberra , fighter version or was it recce with the offset canopy. Like it.
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Re: Avro Alston B.1
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2018, 06:07:03 pm »
This could be an interesting idea: I was thinking about the old Vickers Victory concept.  This would be a good concept along similar performance goals: I'm not sure if Vickers was totally geared around geodetic construction (I believe it was), but this would be way cooler.
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