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    Default What tools did Lancaster Flight Engineers use???

    Does anyone have information on what tools were part of the Flight Engineer equipment on a Lancaster? Did one look like a twisted coat hangar with a screw driver end? Danny

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    Hello Danny,

    Not quite the answer you are seeking, but we had a discussion on this subject a few weeks ago :

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7719&highlight=tools

    Joss

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    Joss, I found out it is a clearing tool for jammed rounds in the Browning MGs. Danny

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    There is a gentleman who has recently joined the Lancaster Archive forum who was a former flight engineer with 419 Squadron. You should get in touch with him (Stan419).

    Jim

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    Danny'
    All Pilot's Notes for heavy aircraft of the RAF (Lancaster, Stirling, Halifax, Sunderland, Catalina, Liberator, etc,) were actually titled "Pilot's and Flight Engineers Notes". If you can obtain a copy of the relevant notes for any of the Lancaster variants (under AP 2062 - PN series) you can read the descriptions of the Flight Engineer's duties, which will give you a fair idea of the tools required for his trade in the particular aircraft type in question. No doubt there was a standard list of authorised tools for Flight Engineers, and this may well have been supplemented by additional tools that particular F/Engs considered desirable to improve their capability in certain situations. Not exactly what you have asked for, but a jolly good start I reckon!
    David D

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