Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby stevejb on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 1:06 pm

Well it was advertised as "Just Jane - undressed", so not really out of context. :P

This was last weekend's TimeLine Event's photoshoot at East Kirkby, and the chance to see Just Jane stripped back and partially dismantled during the survey and maintenance aimed at supporting an eventual return to flight. With all the barriers removed and a smaller than normal limited attendance it was a unique chance to see the aircraft as you'll probably never see it again.

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The fuel tank installation that caused a number of problems for the BBMF

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The H2S radar, visible now with the lower radome removed. This is not fitted to the current two airworthy aircraft

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We finished with a couple of re-enactors, along with coloured lights and a smoke machine, so some atmospheric edits to finish.

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Thanks for looking,

Comments and Criticism welcome

Steve
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby sdad on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 2:07 pm

Surely, instead of aircrew, they should have had factory workers with rivet guns and other tools. They said it was going to represent more of a construction line than operational base.
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby AndyXH558 on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 7:12 pm

that would be a lot of women working on the aircraft then.
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby sdad on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 8:47 pm

From Lincs Aviation and Timeline websites:
"Liken this to the manufacturing plants of Avro in the 1940's, a hive of activity and an aircraft being prepared for her debut mission".

As they often have women re-enactors at East Kirkby, I thought that was what they were doing - not two blokes in flying gear! What would they be doing with a stripped-down plane?
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby capercaillie on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 4:18 pm

sdad wrote:From Lincs Aviation and Timeline websites:
"Liken this to the manufacturing plants of Avro in the 1940's, a hive of activity and an aircraft being prepared for her debut mission".


"They've gone and nicked the wheels again! Thank goodness I like dressing up"

Ridiculous :grin:
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby st24 on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 5:06 pm

capercaillie wrote:
sdad wrote:From Lincs Aviation and Timeline websites:
"Liken this to the manufacturing plants of Avro in the 1940's, a hive of activity and an aircraft being prepared for her debut mission".


"They've gone and nicked the wheels again! Thank goodness I like dressing up"

Ridiculous :grin:


"We must stop visiting RAF Liverpool; looks like getting the bus home" ...

A unique insight followed by an utterly barmy set up... :joystick: :surrender:
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby StuWeston on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 12:43 pm

Despite the weird inclusion of those particular re-enactors, the first shot of the trio is incredible!
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby Ewart on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:43 pm

I know it's not historically accurate but I do like the atmosphere/re-enactment shots.
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby jag636 on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 9:40 pm

Very apt me thinks, I like the black and white ghost shot almost a nod to the guy that this project is all about and also to the many thousands of airmen who didn't return home from ops, thank you for sharing
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby RAF4EVER on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 9:44 pm

Bomber Command aircrew/re-enactors.Nav bag and bonedome?
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby jag636 on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 9:58 pm

Still like them though, to be fair in the first shot you can't see the dome though they might have used them in the fifties whilst down under being flownby the french.
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby AlexC on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 4:23 pm

Looks like they're carrying parachute packs?
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby RAF4EVER on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 4:28 pm

Too small for a parachute,nav.bags
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby sdad on Wed 15 Feb 2017, 11:42 am

Anybody visited lately? Have they started re-assembly yet?
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Re: Psst, Want to see a naked Lancaster....

Postby rob68 on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:56 pm

I went yesterday. Access is brilliant. The talk is given inside the barriers. I was stood under the bomb bay. Lots of people working so gave more of a factory feel. Only £8 rather than the £48 TL wants. Definitely worth going
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