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Old 21st May 2019, 11:49
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Marcel Hogenhuis Marcel Hogenhuis is offline
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Re: bombing speed Lancaster

Hello René and Martin,

Thank you for your much appreciated answers!

Martin: your remark about IAS and TAS at 18000 was spot on! I was looking for the likely airspeed of Lancaster R1669 on 20th December 1942 when the crew dropped their bombs at 18.000 feet. IF Lancaster R1669 flew 217 mph (TAS) and dropped 20.02 bombs over Duisburg, it could have been over Venlo (42 km west of Duisburg) at 20.09 hours.

Many thanks! Best regards, Marcel
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