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Old 30th April 2005, 19:41
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Avro Lincoln in action in 1944

If the Lincoln had been in service for night bombing in 1944, would its loss rate have been any less than the Lancaster?

Would its 20mm cannons have enabled it to make unescorted daylight missions, or were they overrated?
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Old 3rd May 2005, 21:49
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Village Inn

"Village Inn" blind fire gun-laying radar was carried on some Lancasters. Did it achieve any successes? What was the max effective range of the Browning in a turret? And of the 20mm? I presume the Lincoln never fire in anger at aircraft, but only strafed Mau Maus, Malays and the Stern Gang.

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Old 10th May 2005, 15:33
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Re: Avro Lincoln in action in 1944

The Lincoln's upper turret didn't look any different from the Lancaster's. The recoil from two Hispano's is considerable. Not having been used in anger (Lancaster mid-upper's were also rarely used?), was the turret and it's mechanism up to long term firing? (cf the post-war auto 5.25" on Vanguard, believed not to have been up to real combat use).

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Old 12th May 2005, 20:50
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Re: Avro Lincoln in action in 1944

"Lancaster B.Mk III: Nash and Thompson mid-upper turret

Lincoln B.Mk II: Bristol Type 17 Mk II mid-upper turret"

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