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    Default just been told of this

    Must be one of the coolest finds on GE.
    BBMF Lancaster in flight
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    Cool That's Great.

    That is cool. That plane is like our B-17's here in the US. That is a great find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey boy
    Must be one of the coolest finds on GE.
    BBMF Lancaster in flight
    Where is it's shadow?

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    Cant find the shadow either! But its one of the coolest finds i have seen!

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    Amazing! How many Lancasters are still in flight condition? I suppose not many.

    Really, where is the shadow?

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    i think the plane is so high, that the shadow should be on another satellite image, but because the plane (and the shadow ) are moving and the pictures are not taken at the same moment, it happens that only the plane was taken on one photo, and the shadow wasn't taken by the satellite.

    (please correct me, if someone knows it better or found the shadow )

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    There are 2 Airworthy Lancs flying in the world. The "City of Lincoln" is the one that the RAF use for their BBMF flight (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) in the uk,and there is one in Canada.
    There is also one called "Just Jane" which does Taxi runs up & down the Runway @ a Linconshire air museum, but isn't allowed to fly.
    http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/oldstuf.../Justjane.html

    So a pretty unique find

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    So, we even know the particular airplane name ( obviously it must be the "city of Lincoln" ) wow

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    Awesome find !!!!!
    You search it, I will find it!

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    Default Former 'City of Lincoln'

    The right side is marked with the 'City of Lincoln' nose art and the left side with 'Micky the Moocher'

    PA474 was built in Chester in mid-1945 and like Just Jane was earmarked for Tiger Force in the Far East. However, the war with Japan ended before she could take part in any hostilities and she was assigned to Photographic Reconnaissance duties with 82 Squadron in East and South Africa.

    On return to the UK and loaned out as use as a drone, then used as a trials aircraft for modelling laminar airflow over her modified wings. In 1964, PA474 was adopted by the Air Historical Branch (AHB) for future display at the proposed RAF Museum at Hendon.

    PA474 joined the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in 1973, and was adopted by the City of Lincoln in 1975.

    PA474 was named City of Lincoln in recognition of the role Lincoln and in particular Lincolnshire played in WWII. In 2000, PA474 was renamed Micky the Moocher and given 61 Squadron markings in honour of Micky the Moocher.

    61 Squadron were based at RAF Skellingthorpe, just outside Lincoln.

    The original Mickey the Moocher EE176 was one of only 35 Lancasters to have flown and survived in excess of 100 missions. Mickey the Moocher is believed to have survived somewhere between 115 and 128 missions.

    Mickey the Moocher survived the war, only to then be unceremoniously assigned to the scrap heap.
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    Anyone have any idea whats going on at the closed military airfield to the north of the Lancaster? It looks like a huge used car lot on the west and north ends of the field.

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    As the UK has many many disused Airbases now, left over from WW2 & the Cold war, A lot of them are used for storage facilities. Some are used to store vehicles awaiting delivery to various sales rooms, some are for cold storage, other airbases are used for factory premises, the list goes on.

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    excellent find monkey boy, someone give him a beer, peanuts, or a banana!
    [Did my 4 for the Corps and got out the door! Yat Yas, MCM, "F" 29 PALMS

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    You can keep the nuts. Beer & Banana would be much appreciated.

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