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philw696

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Trying to find a rust free one in the UK is difficult, and when they do turn up they sell for silly money.
There appears to be plenty in Italy though if you go on autoscout, don't mind LHD, and can handle the export/import.
I'm looking on there several times a day at the moment.
 

Silvercat

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Ok let's do it! Lancaster, Stirling, Halifax, vs B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator - the WW2 four engine bomber challenge, not counting B-29 came a bit late to the party...

Germany had the Condor - reconnaissance plane really, and the Heinkel He177 - two double engines. But not much good.

Lanc for me.
The Avro Lancaster for me given that I worked at the factory (Woodford, Stockport) for 15 years where they used to make these fantastic machines back in the day and then the Vulcan Bomber in the 1950'-60's. Sadly like so much of our aviation history the place has been turned in to a housing estate now and not a trace left of the old hangars.
 

Silvercat

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Love the story of the RAF Lightning against the U2 and Concorde.
A much underrated aircraft.

I used to work at the factory ( Warton, Preston) where they used to build these amazing machines, for 16 years. They have one of the first Lightning's as a 'gate guardian' on site. Lots of aviation history. Now build the Eurofighter Typhoon. I used to manage a procurement team who bought all of the Avionic systems for the Eurofighter aircraft- a fascinating job.)