Wanna buy a Lancaster?

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Wanna buy a Lancaster?

#1 Post by ricardian » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:09 am

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Re: Wanna buy a Lancaster?

#2 Post by TheGreenAnger » Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:46 am

That really looks superb from the interior. It should be purchased by a museum, given the provenance, and verisimilitude and exacting nature of his build.

Well done to the old bloke.
Once he had decided he would make the plane from scratch, he gained out-of-hours access to the Imperial War Museum in London to take close up pictures and draw up plans for his project.

He needed to know precise measurements to fit the original equipment, which he had restored, inside it.

During the process he had to build an extension for his garage to fit the plane parts inside.

The retired electronics engineer said: 'Not only did I want to buid an exact replica, but I was adamant this should be a showcase for the WW2 electronic equipment I had acquired and restored to working condition using simulations of my own design.

'I was at a fair when an acquaintance of mine offered to show me the Lancaster bomber that he was repairing.

'When I saw it I was impressed but I started thinking, if this man who isn't even an engineer can do this, what could I do?

'I ran my own business so I could take days off to pursue the pieces of WW2 equipment that I needed when they came up for sale.

'I am confident that with the amount of research and detail that I put into the build, every rivet is in the right place.

'Looking back, I don't know how I did it when I was so busy with other things, but I am delighted that I achieved my aim.

'I very much hope that a specialist military museum will be interested in displaying it for present and future generations.

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