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    Yesterday, 22:38
    No worries. Enjoy the time away. :ernaehrung004:
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    Yesterday, 16:21
    Was this ever released? The red tail is pretty striking. :ernaehrung004:
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:30
    Yeah, the Lincoln had its ancestry in the Lancaster, a pure war machine to put bombs on Germany. Crew comfort had very little or if any impact on what Bomber Command wanted. They even removed the co-pilots to save "costs", something which put even more stress on the pilots on long night combat missions. The Americans on the other hand wanted to fly into battle in at least a little luxury, a design aspect which tended to make them better suited for the post war period. Luckily they did not fly the long nosed Lincoln on bomber missions over Malaya! At least it was a modification which gave the Aussie taxpayers a lot for their investment in the Lincoln bombers, flying them in the maritime patrol and ASW role into the 1960's.
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    Yesterday, 02:24
    The long nosed Lincoln
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    Yesterday, 00:36
    Yes I have used that library. The problem is that most pictures are low res and not much use for details. I was hoping for other pictures.
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    July 28th, 2016, 13:03
    Trying to get some good close up of bomb log from Malaya Ops for at least one more B.30. Both of the included RAAF textures are lacking in details and bare metal feel. So some love and attention is needed... The real issue is that each one will need to modify the model files with MXC to get the metal look, maybe I can talk with Phil about releasing it as an update for the Lincoln pack. Without the modified model all of the RAAF paints will look as dull and matt as the original.
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    July 28th, 2016, 12:11
    The Tiger force Lancaster paints are soon ready, a No 9 Sqn paint will also be included. Over to a real Lincoln which flew over Asia, Australian build Lincoln B.30 A73-20 of the RAAF as it looked in the late 1940's. The Virtavia model is not capable of shine or alpha channel, so MCX was needed for the process. The Lincoln looks very good in bare metal indeed :-)
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    July 27th, 2016, 11:29
    Yeah, the lancaster was the first aircrsft with cft's..hehe in the end they found the saddle tank to be very dangerous and it was not going to be used operational from what I have read. With Okinawa available it was not needed anyway.
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    July 27th, 2016, 10:41
    It is the FCS lancaster package. The tiger force scheme looks very smart on both of the planes I think. I have not seen any info about the parfinder Mosquitos.
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    July 27th, 2016, 03:07
    Lincoln B.II of No 617 Sqn.
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    July 27th, 2016, 03:07
    Lancaster B.I Special (FE) of No 617 Sqn.
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    July 27th, 2016, 03:06
    I have been reading a lot about the Lancaster and the direct descendant, the Lincoln, lately and a rather interesting side story of these two bombers is the RAF Bomber Command’s planned “Very Long Range bomber force”, better known as the Tiger Force. From 1943 Britain started to look at which contribution the RAF could do in the coming end fight with Japan after the victory over Japan. And beside the carrier force of the British Pacific Fleet, the VLR bomber force was to be an essential part. In 43 and 44 it looked like the only way of reaching Japan with bombers from airfileds in Burma, china, Formosa, the Philippines and the Marianas. At the time most of these options were still under Japanese control. Britain planed on sending Avro Lancasters and Lincoln, but even the later did...
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    July 23rd, 2016, 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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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    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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