Post by flyboy on Jan 26, 2016 17:48:17 GMT
Four engine heavy bomber.
Example: 8.9.46, RF484 'Excalibar'. Departure to New Zealand.
Lincoln B.II also known as the Lancaster V.
Produced towards the end of WWII the Lincoln B Mk.1 was another aircraft developed from the Avro Lancaster line, the B MkIV. Further development followed with the Lancaster B Mk V becoming the Lincoln
B Mk.II. Main changes from earlier Lancaster models was the new improved high aspect ratio wing, lengthened fuselage and new nose accommodating a Bolton Paul powered gun turret. The first prototype flew on the 9th June 1944. Avro were unable to meet the urgent requirement for the RAF and agreed that Armstrong Whitworth and A.V Roe could license build the aircraft. Built at the Coventry plant of Armstrong Whitworth, RF484 was a long range bomber version for the RAF and carried a crew of seven. There were 604 airframes in total constructed.
Engines: 4x Packard-Merlin 68A inline piston engines developing 1680hp
Wingspan 120 feet
Length 78 feet 4 inches
Height 17 feet 4 inches
Speed 290 mph
Ceiling 22500 feet
Weight empty 44188 lb
Weight Max 82000 lb
Range 2930 miles.
Armament 6x guns in total
2x .50 caliber Browning heavy machine guns in nose turret
2x .50 caliber Browning heavy machine guns in tail turret
2x .50 calibre Browning heavy machine guns OR
2x Hispano 20mm cannon in dorsal turret.
Bomb load 14000 lb.