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View Poll Results: Your Favourite WW2 bomber!
Lancaster 8 66.67%
Halifax 1 8.33%
B17 Flying Fortress 2 16.67%
Liberator 1 8.33%
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:30 PM
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Default Lancaster, Halifax, B17 Flying fortress or The Liberator?

Okay, upping the scale a bit, of all the WW2 bombers, which one would you most like to fly?
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:36 PM
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Lancaster, 'cos it used to sit at the gates of RAF Scampton when I was 'ickle (does it still - it was a v-e-r-y long time ago?)
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for me it's got to be the Halifax, as my dad flew in them on 578 Squadron, but my father-in-law was a rear airgunner in Lancasters on 156 Pathfinder Squadron!

It's a tough call, but I think the Halifax beats the Lanc. on the basis that the undercarriage on the Halifax was a lot more sturdy, and not liable to collapse if the plane swung off course when fully loaded and taking off, or landing. Which was quite frequent, for both types of aircraft! The lancaster undercarriage was quite fragile in this respect, and when it did swing off course, it invariably collapsed, often causing death to the crew.
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Now then, and i stand to be corrected, but i read somewhere that the B17 was very underpowered and used a lot more runway to get airbourne, def the prettiest option but by no means the best.

The Lancaster? I think fozz has an interesting link to a site that recorded 36 Buel lightnings verses the Lancaster in decibels..
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b17,been donating money to the sally b society for years,the last flying fortress still flying in britain,wow what a plane http://sallyb.dcgservices.com/
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got to be the lancaster..........what a sight
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Ooooohh,toss-up between Lanc and Lib,both of them had many different roles,the Lanc,long range night bombing and the pinpoint stuff they did with 617 Squadron (not just the Dambusters raid),even in later marks freighter and troop carrier.The lib,long range bomber,anti-submarine patrol,air-sea rescue.......
But then the Halifax was used as a target tug........
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