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Old 20th May 2019, 19:57
MW Giles MW Giles is offline
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Re: bombing speed Lancaster

The Lancaster Pilot's Notes recommend with Merlin XXs and a full load outward 170 mph IAS to 15,000ft and 160 mph IAS at 20,000ft. On return 160 mph IAS. With Merlin 22, 24 or 28 subtract 5 mph in each case

If you read combat reports speed is quoted, usually between 150 and 160 IAS

At 18,000ft 160 mph IAS is around 217 mph TAS

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