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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pQWOnS5DHmE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    it's actually the spitfire view LOL



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    it is, thank you :)









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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 281737
    it's actually the spitfire view LOL
    Well, actually the first segment was the shot from the Lanc's bomb aimer position followed by the shot from the Spitfire and then finally, the segment that was taken from the Lanc's tail gunner position.

    Remarkable though in any event.

    Thanks for posting it.

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    Love the Lancasters! They were all painted black for night missions right? Spitfire is an awesome fighter. Nothing sounds like the Merlin engines in those beauties!










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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 281763
    Love the Lancasters! They were all painted black for night missions right?
    Most of the Lanc's were black on the bottom and camouflaged on top. However, there were others in squadron service that were various colors.

    Probably the most famous Lanc's of all were the ones attached to 617 Squadron. The "Dam Busters". These conformed to the black on bottom, camo on top color scheme.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 281763
    Spitfire is an awesome fighter. Nothing sounds like the Merlin engines in those beauties!
    But, but, but... where's my Hurricane?

    Tom (... "Never in the history of human conflict, has so much been owed by so many, to so few.")

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    Thanks Tom.

    That was something right? The 8th air force bombed by day and the Lancs rolling at night. My Dad was on B24 and B29s in the war. Never went to the European theater though. He was going to ship out with the B24 crew but was selected to be trained for the new B 29s and flew missions of sub patrol off the west coast.










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    We know the guy who is piloting the lanc right now, he works with Jon. hoping that Jon may get to fly it some day, that would be awesome! Maybe when he's finished his current role, they are very very busy during the summer as you can imagine.















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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 281782
    We know the guy who is piloting the lanc right now, he works with Jon. hoping that Jon may get to fly it some day, that would be awesome! Maybe when he's finished his current role, they are very very busy during the summer as you can imagine.
    Not awesome.

    That would be beyond awesome!

    I got to crawl around inside a B-17 once and was flabbergasted at how small a WW-II heavy bomber was in comparison to today's aircraft.

    Tom (... amazing...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 281755
    Well, actually the first segment was the shot from the Lanc's bomb aimer position followed by the shot from the Spitfire and then finally, the segment that was taken from the Lanc's tail gunner position.
    Speaking as someone who has actually had the priviledge to fly a Spitfire , you are spot on with that description Tom.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 281850
    Speaking as someone who has actually had the priviledge to fly a Spitfire
    Oh... cool!

    Do we have to start calling you Johnnie Johnson now?

    Tom (... yes, Squadron Leader!)

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