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    Default Dambuster Mine Release

    Hi, All:

    As a follow-on from correspondance to the Brooklands museum, is anyone aware of a last minute change made to the release mechanism of the "Bouncing - Bomb"?

    Apparently, at the last minute, the original hydraulic mechanism was not able to spin the mine at the required rate and so the spinning/release gear was therefore modified. Can anyone help, please??

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    Andy Wis

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    Andy,
    I think you will find that the problem was the oil in the hydraulic gear. It was too thick and had to be drained out and thinner oil put in.
    Bill

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