50 Squadron (No. The weight in kilograms of the "Tall Boy" and "Grand Slam" bombs differs according to source. "The Design and Development of the Avro Lancaster". At the start of every mission before takeoff, the aircraft sits at the end of the runway at the Airbase until the player commands the pilot to start the takeoff roll. A drive belt and pulley to rotate the bomb at 500 rpm was mounted on the starboard strut and driven by a hydraulic motor housed in the forward fairing.
The flight engineer on a Lancaster B Mark III checks settings on the control panel from his seat in the cockpit. Nine of these aircraft were produced, referred to as Lancaster XPPs (for Lancaster Mk.X Passenger Planes), and each was equipped with rudimentary passenger facilities. At the extreme tail-end of the fuselage, the rear gunner sat in his exposed position in the tail turret, which was entered through a small hatch in the rear of the fuselage. Other Lancasters were built by Metropolitan-Vickers (1,080, also tested at Woodford), and Armstrong Whitworth. In the fall of 1944, Lancasters conducted multiple strikes against the German battleship Tirpitz, first damaging and then sinking it.

Nothing else needs to be closed or operational for a safe landing (e.g. "Bill" Thorn at the controls. The Avro Lancaster is a bomber aircraft used by the British during World War II, being first introduced in 1942 and used until 1963.

During flight, one or more of the engines can ignite after taking heavy damage. Bomber Crew Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. The player does not directly control anything in the aircraft, but instead controls the actions of seven crew members to operate the aircraft. The tail unit had twin elliptical fins and rudders. The Lancaster also plays a central role in Bomber, the 1970 novel by Len Deighton about a night raid on a fictional German town by a formation of RAF bombers. Intended to operate from bases in Okinawa, the Lancasters proved unnecessary following Japan's surrender in September. The figures given are the most common. 1 x 22,000 lb short-delay fused "Grand Slam" bomb. It first saw active service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and, as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it became the main heavy bomber used by the RAF, the RCAF, and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing its close contemporaries the Handley Page Halifax and Short Stirling. The aircraft was initially designated Avro Type 683 Manchester III, and later renamed the "Lancaster". Ammunition for the tail turret was 2,500 rounds-per-gun, due to the weight the ammunition being stored in tanks situated near the mid-upper turret's position and fed rearward in runways down the back of the fuselage to the turret. Ammunition for the turret was 1,000 rounds per gun (rpg). His position allowed a 360° view over the top of the aircraft, with two Browning .303 Mark IIs to protect the aircraft from above and to the side. Only 200 Manchesters were built, with the type withdrawn from service in 1942.[7]. Once the aircraft touches down, the pilot will lower the tail and reduce throttle. 14 SBC, each with 236 x 4 lb Incendiary and Explosive Incendiary bomblets, total 3,304. First seeing service with No.

1 x 12,000 lb short-delay fused "Tallboy" bomb. machine guns mounted in three turrets (nose, dorsal, and tail).

Behind the pilot and flight engineer, and behind a curtain fitted to allow him to use light to work, sat the navigator. [22], Towards the end of the war, attacking special and hardened targets, other variants of B I Specials were modified to carry the 21 ft (6.4 m) long 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) "Tallboy" or 25.5 ft (7.8 m) long 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) "Grand Slam" "earthquake" bombs: to carry the "Grand Slam" extensive modifications to the aircraft were required. The mid-upper gunner sat on a rectangle of canvas that was slung beneath the turret and would stay in position throughout the flight. The bomber was also featured in the Canadian television documentary series Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster (2005).

The FN-121 was the Automatic Gun Laying Turret (AGLT), an FN-120 fitted with Village Inn gun-laying radar.
The Lancaster was initially powered by four wing-mounted Rolls-Royce Merlin piston engines driving 13 ft diameter de Havilland Hydromatic three-bladed airscrews. However, if necessary, any crew member can perform any task on a basic level. It was also used in roles as diverse as photo-reconnaissance and aerial mapping, as a flying tanker for aerial refueling, and as the Avro Lancastrian, a long-range, high-speed transatlantic passenger and postal delivery airliner. Mod 913, Avro Manufacturing Drawing Z2511, Mod 925, shown on Avro Manufacturing Drawing X815. A long, unobstructed bomb bay meant that the Lancaster could take even the largest bombs used by the RAF, including, the 4,000 lb (1,800 kg), 8,000 lb (3,600 kg), and 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) blockbusters, loads often supplemented with smaller bombs or incendiaries.

RAF Lancasters dropped food into the Holland region of the occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying German forces, to feed people who were in danger of starvation. The aircraft was also widely used in Harris' area bombing campaign which flattened many German cities. However, the replacement plane will always be in the default camouflage livery; the player must reapply the livery options from the previous plane or choose new ones. The tail gunner escaped by rotating his turret to the side and dropping out backwards through the two rear turret doors. The aircraft also has four engines and two fuel tanks; one tank is in each wing. The wireless operator's radios were mounted on the left-hand end of the chart table, facing the rear of the aircraft. Test pilot H.A. Lancasters flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 608,612 long tons (618,378 tonnes) of bombs between 1942 and 1945. 1 x 8,000 lb impact or barometric fused HC and up to 6 x 500 lbs impact or delay fused GP/HE bombs. Compared with other contemporary aircraft, the Lancaster was not an easy aircraft to escape from; in a Halifax, 25% of downed aircrew bailed out successfully, and in American bombers (albeit in daylight raids) it was as high as a 50% success rate while only 15% of the Lancaster crew were able to bail out. The livery can be adjusted to the player's preference, but this only provides an aesthetic change with no strategic value. The flight engineer sat on a collapsible seat (known as a "second dicky seat") to the pilot's right, with the fuel selectors and gauges on a panel behind him and to his right. [29] They served throughout the 1950s, when they were replaced by the Lockheed Neptune and Canadair Argus.[30]. the Dambuster Raids, saw specially modified Lancasters use Barnes Wallis' bouncing Upkeep bombs to destroy key dams in the Ruhr Valley. The wing was constructed in five main sections, the fuselage in five sections. 5 Group), based at Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK.

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