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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #105 on: December 27, 2015, 11:02:39 am »
Was the Avro Lancaster or Lancastrian ever used in this role?

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #106 on: December 28, 2015, 02:00:47 am »

Has the Lanc been mentioned?   KB976/CF-AMD, it received a new paintjob and it's conversion was started, but for whatever reason never went into service.  I think it's still preserved.


Nearly.  A Lanc was converted, but never used.  Depends on the source as to whether the conversion was fully completed or not.
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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #107 on: December 28, 2015, 02:21:49 am »
Now that does look nice in that colour scheme.  What colour were the upper surfaces of the wings?

Forget I asked.  I found a pic which won't link properly.
They were grey with yellow tips and the tops of the horizontal stabilisers were yellow.

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #108 on: December 28, 2015, 08:47:46 am »
Got the Airfix BII and have ordered the resin RR Merlin VI engines. The yellow and grey paint scheme looks good.

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2015, 10:28:24 am »
Got the Airfix BII and have ordered the resin RR Merlin VI engines. The yellow and grey paint scheme looks good.

Why do you need the engines when the aircraft flew with the engines covered?

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #110 on: December 28, 2015, 10:55:30 am »
To be different!

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #111 on: December 28, 2015, 12:32:14 pm »
As an aside, there's a chunk of a website dedicated to KB976.  She had quite a history.
http://www.timefadesaway.co.uk/strathallan/kb976/kb_976_intro.html
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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #112 on: December 29, 2015, 12:09:16 am »
Did a quick scan and that looks very interesting.  I'll read it in depth later.
Thanks Mossie.
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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #113 on: December 29, 2015, 03:37:31 am »
To be different!

Sorry, got confused a little. Do you mean that your putting Universal Cowling's on the Lancaster similar to the Lancaster Mk VI and the Lincoln?

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #114 on: December 29, 2015, 11:49:34 am »
No,
Replacing the Bristol Hercules engines with what I thought looked like RR Griffons without the contra-rotating propellers.
It's the Merlin Mk85 .
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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #115 on: December 29, 2015, 01:38:17 pm »
No,
Replacing the Bristol Hercules engines with what I thought looked like RR Griffons without the contra-rotating propellers.
It's the Merlin Mk85 .

Those are called Universal Cowling's and were used with the Lancaster Mk VI and on the Lincoln as I said. The front of them is different from the Griffin cowling of similar shape as well.

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #116 on: December 29, 2015, 04:41:12 pm »
No,
Replacing the Bristol Hercules engines with what I thought looked like RR Griffons without the contra-rotating propellers.
It's the Merlin Mk85 .

Those are called Universal Cowling's and were used with the Lancaster Mk VI and on the Lincoln as I said. The front of them is different from the Griffin cowling of similar shape as well.

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Re: Water Bomber/ Air Tankers alternative aircraft projects
« Reply #117 on: September 14, 2016, 06:47:08 am »
Blohm & Voss Bv.222.  It's often said that two were flown in the US.  Lets say they survived, they'd make wonderful water bombers. :thumbsup:
Just been reading an article in the magazine 'Aeroplane October 2016' about the Martin Mars the giant US fire-bomber pages 26-33.
The Blohm & Voss Bv.222 would look great in the Coulson flying tankers colour scheme.
I would change the engines or even change the wings.