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I'm not sure that the museum itself would agree that this will happen soon. there is significant work to be conducted before this happens, and obviously the last year has ruined their budget.

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This fellow creates some very good videos on the work ongoing with 'Just Jane'. Its full of interesting stuff you dont normally see about lancasters, such as the glider towing mod.

 

I dont think there is much doubt they will succeed in getting it back to flyable condition, the only question left in my mind is how long its going ot take, because their budget as said must be shafted. And secondly, whether they will actually be able to afford to do so.

Maybe a tie up with the BBMF to take some of the load off City of Lincoln could work. After all, they have the only qualified aircrew this side of the Atlantic.

The other concern is whether East Kirby is really a suitable location to be operating out of. It is only a grass airstrip, and we all know what the English weather is like....

 

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Talk about a killer...spraying the pilot with a fine mist of ether-containing hydraulic fluid. 🥺

How big is the cabin? If the size of those windows under the wing are any indication, it should be quite roomy--and comfy, with a little effort...

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5 hours ago, shep854 said:

That's impressive!

It shows why a turbo was not suited for use in the V-engined fighters. Trying to that would have required widening the fuselage by a foot. At that point the P-51 would have been as fat as the P-47.

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6 hours ago, JWB said:

It shows why a turbo was not suited for use in the V-engined fighters. Trying to that would have required widening the fuselage by a foot. At that point the P-51 would have been as fat as the P-47.

The P-38 used turbos, but those booms (and wings) gave the necessary room for parts and plumbing.

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The P-47 is an excellent example of American design - Give a barn enough horsepower and it will go very fast!

It is sad that the P-47 has been overshadowed by the P-51 in collective memory. By the time the P-51 showed up in numbers, the Luftwaffe was rapidly declining.

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There is a great (and nerdy) 8-part series about the P-47 in 'Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles' on YouTube.

Relative to the relative influence of the P-47 v P-51, this is a really interesting video.  Greg presents information that indicates the early P-47Ds had the capability to fly long-range escort over Europe:

 

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A major problem with the P-38 was poor cockpit heating, inadequate for high altitudes over Europe.  The Lightning gave very good service over the Med and at low level ground support with the 9th Air Force.

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1 hour ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

Yeah it's beautiful, it's just a shame they are rebuilding it as the airliner version. Understandable as it's Lufthansa of course.

I guess it's still that 'N' thing...

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On 8/4/2021 at 6:22 PM, shep854 said:

There is a great (and nerdy) 8-part series about the P-47 in 'Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles' on YouTube.

Relative to the relative influence of the P-47 v P-51, this is a really interesting video.  Greg presents information that indicates the early P-47Ds had the capability to fly long-range escort over Europe:

 

Don't believe everything he says, especially on range.

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