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    Default Lancaster front turret cartridge cases?

    This question was asked on another forum and having looked at my cut-away drawings of the Lancaster I cannot find an answer.

    Anyone know where the empties went? The rear gunner's went down a chute under the guns. If the same happened at the front wouldn't the slipstream hurl them into the props?

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Hi Peter

    I'll look up later and see if I can find anything. Got a couple of books showing interior photos of Lancs. I imagine there would have been some sort of collection bags arrangement. Like you say, I can't think they'd want the empties clanging around on the outside of the a/c, nor rolling around loose inside.

    Having said that, from what I've read I don't suppose the front turrets were over-used anyway. You might find they were used more for ground-strafing than air-to-air combat.

    Cheers

    Ian

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    The front turrets had canvas bags. It was discussed here last year:

    http://lancaster-archive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=346

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    Thanks Amrit,

    Just the job.

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