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    Default Avro Lancaster technical question

    Hi all,

    I am looking for explanation what was the object (looks like a sloping pipe?) on the port side of Avro Lancaster fuselage over the bomb bay?

    For example on this picture
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/516622...45414/sizes/h/
    it can bee seen inside the propeller circle of the port inner engine.

    TIA

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    For a trailing aerial?

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    Well my opinion is something like tube for emergency fuel releasing from fuselage overload tanks?

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    Is this a wartime photo do you know? It looks quite modern, so I am wondering if the object could be a modern addition of some kind?
    Just a thought.

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    Clint I have seen it on many other aicraft and I have selected this one just because I was able to describe easily where it is.

    But you can see it also on wartime machines for example here:

    http://silverhawkauthor.com/canadian...ster_1040.html

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    Pavel,
    this page will give you the answer you seek:

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/188345812@N07/1CW045

    For a trailing aerial?
    correct.

    It looks quite modern
    . The photo is modern, that is the BBMF Lancaster.

    Andrew
    Last edited by cyflyer1; 19th May 2020 at 18:59.

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    Thank you - you are right in both cases!

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    Thought it might be that as it's by the W/Op's position so he could wind the aerial out and back in again. Confirmed also in a modellers' datafile book on the Lanc.

    Ian

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    I’m off at sea for 3 months and well away from my books and only occasionally internet service. My take is it could be the sensor for airspeed. Note that I have seen something similar on later a/c of the Mk X such as KB865 directly beneath the pilot, but not on earlier a/c of the Mk X, such as KB721. I’m willing to learn otherwise.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster technical question

    Jim,
    Question already answered in what I would consider a definitive manner (above posts).
    David D

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