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bluedonkey99
08-14-2009, 03:21 PM
Hello

does anyone have plans for

a) the British Tallboy, Gandslam and bouncing bombs

b) the plans for the installation of these on the Lancaster?

thanks

BD99

Saxon
08-14-2009, 03:44 PM
I think this is what you are looking for:

http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_bomb_bay.htm

bluedonkey99
08-15-2009, 06:54 AM
Saxon

Thanks, this site provide useful information on but doesnt provide sufficient detiailing and measures to help with the design and dimensions of the bombs and racks.

thanks
BD99

32Bravo
08-15-2009, 02:36 PM
The mine, codenamed Upkeep, was a large cylindrical weapon weighing 9,250 lbs (4200 kg), over two-thirds of which was high explosive. Aircraft were taken from squadrons in No.5 Group. The bomb bay doors were removed and special brackets fitted, together with an electric motor to get Upkeep rotating at 500 revolutions per minute before release. The bomb bay was faired to front and rear of the mine in order to reduce drag and the mid-upper turret was removed. Transformed in this manner, the Mk Is became Type 464 Provisioning Lancasters.

Other changes were made as they were found necessary. The entire raid was to be flown at low level, so bomb aimers assisted navigation using a specially prepared roller map. The nose turret had to be manned continually, which gave a role to the otherwise redundant mid-upper gunner, and stirrups were fitted to prevent him treading on the bomb aimer's head in moments of excitement.

http://www.pilotfriend.com/photo_albums/timeline/ww2/Avro%20Lancaster.htm

Why not get in touch with BAe?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/owdamer/2249442698/

http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/Oldham/mlfhs1964.html