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    Yesterday, 10:38
    Great stuff! Looking forward to see some colourful post war schemes :-)
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    July 22nd, 2016, 03:01
    I have settled with Mike as it looked after 39 combat ops, the nose art was at this time also in its original form. It looks like it was partly overpainted at a later date. That makes the nose art as it looks on the MOTAT Lancaster wrong as it shows the full bomblog and the nose art in its original form. This depiction also shows the cartoon character "Captain Reilly Foull" with boots, on the real nose art he had shoes and long socks. Mid august 1944, flown by Francis Wood and crew.
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    July 21st, 2016, 13:39
    I have found several pics of other 75 sqn lancaster and it looks like the stacked the serial on the left side due to the sqn practice of putting the sqn code letters aft of the roundel on the left side. Pictures shows ordinary serial on the right side.
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    July 21st, 2016, 03:00
    "The Captains Fancy" JN-M of No 75 (NZ) sqn, C-flight has already been done, but I wanted to give it a try myself as well. It can be compared to G for George in fame with over 100 missions, it survived the war, but sadly not the scrap dealer.. I believe another Lancaster has been painted up to represent this aircraft in N-Z today. Do anybody know if the serial was stacked on the right side as it was on the left side? (wip, the nose M font has already been changed)
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    July 21st, 2016, 02:23
    I just noticed that the Mk.III models have the exhaust covers. People might want to use the this model (or copy the Mk.III model files over to the Mk.I folder) with the wartime B.I paints for external realism. This includes George :-)
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    July 20th, 2016, 06:19
    That would appear to be the case, at least with aircraft. They apparently cannot be run in FSX or P3D, nor viewed in ModelConverterX. When installed they go into a "DLC" folder as well. :ernaehrung004:
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    July 20th, 2016, 05:40
    It tend to be up to the victors to say what is war crimes or not.. In general the total war situation as ww2 was is difficult for us today with our value set to imagine. In general it seems that bombing of cities were not seen as war crimes by any of the fighting nations. With todays view Churchill, Roosevelt and Truman would be equally guilty as Hitler after the bombing campaigns they led against populated cities. In my view we cannot really judge something which happened for over 70 years ago. Back on track, my point was that the men of RAF bomber command deserved the same recognition as the men of the other RAF commands for their part in the victory. Something the politicians of the time did not give them.
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    July 20th, 2016, 04:47
    The British and commonwealth political leaders tried their best at wash their hands after the war on the expense on the men they had sent into the meat grinder over the night skies of Germany. It was the political leaders with Churchill in front which were in charge of the plan of strategic night bomber. Churchill himself gave the go ahead for the Dresden raid, something he tried his best of hiding after the war. Even for a man like Harris it would have been impossible to make up his own bombing campaign against Germany (this campaign was extremely resource and manpower intensive and was a clearly political choice to make a reality) . Bomber command often lost more men in a single raid than Fighter Command lost during the entire Battle of Britain, still the men virtually got no political...
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    July 19th, 2016, 14:31
    Beta is available. Feedback is appreciated to make George as accurate as possible!
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    July 19th, 2016, 14:18
    Australia is definitely on my list of countries I want to visit and when the time comes I'll try and schedule a visit to The Australian war museum and George. As the Bomber Command veterans got a rather cold shoulder after the war I'm glad to see this very special Lancaster has become a main exhibit in the "Striking by Night" hall. You can argue all day about the British night bombing campaign against Germany, but personally what strikes me are the extreme brave young men of Bomber Command (BC was an all volunteer service). Just 460 Sqn alone lost over a 1000 men killed over a 3 year period. The extreme stress and horror these men lived and died under is difficult to understand for people of our generation.
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    July 18th, 2016, 13:34
    A small gift to the Aussies from me, G for George:
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    July 18th, 2016, 04:18
    Do any of you aussies know the background for the other symbols and chevrons around the bomb marks? On the right side it looks like medal ribons.
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    July 18th, 2016, 02:31
    It it possible to find some up close and hi res pictures of the mission score and codes?
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    July 18th, 2016, 01:54
    Warhorse catched a small mistake with the readme entry for KC-D using the MR.3 model. The background for using the MR model is that I believe it is the closest model in the package to a Tirpitz Tallboy bomber. They removed the dorsal turret to save weight and gain range. It did not have the H2S radar either. The real maritime Lancasters were called ASR and GR.3 and had far more modifications than seen on the MR.3 model in the FCS package and it does not even have the H2S radar. As you know the B.I(S) removed the bomb bay doors alltogether and also removed the nose turret (it was also used to drop Tallboys, but only during the last months of the war and was not available in november for the Tirpitz raids). So it has a very different overall shape than the B.I with deep bomb bay doors as...
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    July 17th, 2016, 12:33
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Military skins - WWII Description: Texture pack for the payware FCS Avro Lancaster. Textures for the following aircraft are included: -B.I "KM-B" No 44 Sqn RAF, 1942. Flown by Sqn Leader John Nettleton on the famous Augsburg raid. Only survivor from 44 Sqn. -B.I "KC-H" No 617 Sqn RAF, 1944 -B.I "KC-D" No 617 Sqn RAF, 1944 Flown by Wg Cdr Tait with Tallboy bomb for the 3rd and final attack on Tirpitz on November 12th 1944.
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    July 17th, 2016, 10:57
    Thanks! The pack has been uploaded, it should be available soon. I hope you enjoy it! It should at least give you good coverage of the famous 617 Sqn and show the main different schemes the Lancaster used during its years as a bomber in the RAF. Personally I think the tiger force schemes looks very smart on the Lancaster! A big thank to Dave Q for letting me use his paintkit! It was a great starting point for my own interpretation of details and colours.
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    July 17th, 2016, 01:40
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    July 17th, 2016, 01:39
    Making the zip right now! The line up: from the readme: -B.I "KM-B" No 44 Sqn RAF, 1942. Flown by Sqn Leader John Nettleton on the famous Augsburg raid. Only surviver from 44 Sqn. -B.I "KC-H" No 617 Sqn RAF, 1944
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    July 16th, 2016, 23:33
    None from me yet. Still in painting modus and doing a quick rework of a woodhall spa for my 617 lancasters 😀
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    July 16th, 2016, 01:48
    A few aircraft edits from me: I found it impossible to take off with the Grand slam and even 60% fuel and started to look into the cfg values. First of all the weight reduction of removing the two turrets and other internal equipment is not reflected in the empty weight values. ONLY FOR B.1 SPECIAL max_gross_weight = 68000 empty_weight = 28000 (Standard B.1: 32000) 1400lb dorsal turret, 1100 nose turret, 1500lb other equipment.
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