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    Exclamation Low level Lancaster!

    G'day All!
    Check out this pic of a Lancaster flying at very low level.
    Too low for practicing the bouncing bomb mission me thinks.

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    Maybe too high Baz - bouncing bomb was released at 60 feet between 240-250 mph ...
    Great shot of a Lanc over Derwent Water, only one thing better ... Two Lancs !



    And hearing them !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-4lQuF2wgE
    The motor wind on the camera's sounds like AAMG !
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    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Maybe too high Baz - bouncing bomb was released at 60 feet between 240-250 mph ...
    Great shot of a Lanc over Derwent Water, only one thing better ... Two Lancs !



    And hearing them !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-4lQuF2wgE
    The motor wind on the camera's sounds like AAMG !
    Great one Dave!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Lovely shots of this impressive plane...although the setting is obviously inland, I am reminded of the episode of 'Foyle's War' where they're developing the dambuster bomb. Great pic as per usual, Baz - and nice 'double shot' add, Dave!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Barry: well done, as usual, but I think Dave wins the hand with, "I'll see your Lancaster, and raise you one."

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    Lovely pic of an iconic aircraft.

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    Really impressive photo, Baz.
    Any info where and when it was taken?
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    Great photo. Maybe dropping a few torps ?

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    Here are a couple more over the Derwent Dam.



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    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Here are a couple more over the Derwent Dam.



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    Rob.
    Beautiful pictures!

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    That second picutre of the three is particularly spectacular, Rob! Amazing shot

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Those are great photographs, Rob!

    The photographs will have been taken in 2014 when the Canadian Lancaster was over here visiting the United Kingdom.

    I do not think that a Lancaster was ever used to drop a torpedo, Bob. The Lancasters were flying low to commemorate the practice missions for dropping the 'bouncing Bombs' on the Dams Raid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Really impressive photo, Baz.
    Any info where and when it was taken?
    Sadly no info on where except from Dave's comment on "Over Derwent Water".

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    It's actually over Derwent reservoir - approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Glossop and 10 miles (16 km) from Sheffield in Derbyshire. (Derwent Water is elsewhere) and is one of the locations used by 617 sqn to practice due to its similarity to the German dams. The two Lancs flew there in September 2014.

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    Fantastic event it must have been. Simply the essence of flying.
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    nice! theres something stirring about a large bomber at low level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Great photo. Maybe dropping a few torps ?
    If not dambusting, possibly minelaying. Aside from coastal areas, the Rhine and Danube rivers were heavily mined (and a number of transport canals, IIRC).
    Karl
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    Barry: ... I think Dave wins the hand with, "I'll see your Lancaster, and raise you one."
    I could raise him two Sam...

    Also that September the two flying Lancs visited their grounded cousin 'Just Jane' at East Kirkby.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    How low can you get!

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    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Beautiful pictures both of you!

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    Wow, great pictures!!!

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