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(BBC)   70 years ago today, 19 RAF Lancasters armed with special bombs and manned by heroic crews changed the course of WWII in ways we can only appreciate now - they were "The Dam Busters"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 153
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2013-05-16 03:10:59 PM
HeFixesTheCable:
"Don't you mean 'Shining?'"
"Shhh, d'ye wanna get sued!"


*golf clap* nice one.
 
2013-05-16 03:34:27 PM

ObscureNameHere: TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Five Tails of Fury: I really need to get to Hamilton and see that plane.

I remember taking a break from work to eat a bag of chips outside and looking up to the sky just in time to see it fly overhead accompanied by a Spitfire and a Hurricane. I wondered for a moment if I had travelled back in time and whether I should run for cover...

I've stood in the Lanc at the museum at Hamilton (they were doing maintenance and my mother-law's dad trained the bombadiers in WWII so we got an in).  Very moving to see how *small* it actually is on the inside.  Also to think how cold and noisy it would have been, as it is just metal and struts, no apparently insulation.

Also for the low low price of something like C$2000 you can go for a ride in it.


I've been inside a B-17 several times, and a B-25 once.   They *LOOK* big on film, but they are much smaller in real life.

Fun fact:  A small jet fighter like an F-16 can carry about the same bomb load as a B-17.
 
2013-05-16 03:43:21 PM

kbronsito: HeFixesTheCable:
"Don't you mean 'Shining?'"
"Shhh, d'ye wanna get sued!"


*golf clap* nice one.


Hey thanks! I also see you're local. Small world!
 
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