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Poll: Heavy bombardment machine choice? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Heavy bombardment machine choice?

  1. Avro Lancaster (15 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (8 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. Consolodated B-24 Liberator (1 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  4. Handley Page Halifax (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 07:49 PM

Just like to point out re-the Stirling because of its large wing surface they couldn't generate enough lift for the plane to fly as high as the lanc or the Halifax ,and also the actual air speed was very low and couldn't match that of the Halifax or the Lancaster.The Stirling when it first entered service it was fitted with a retractable ball turret however there were problems with the hydrolics and the turret would often come down on landing and take off,this proved to be a problem and apparently were taken out of the Stirling .I thought originally that the Stirling would be a good contender to be up there with the rest of the heavies, but after researching it further that's not the case,which I found quite surprising.Thankyou for your comment re-above entry,much appreciated .
All the best Keith .

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:26 AM

My choice, TheB17 Flying Fortress, reasons being ,well armed, robust ,could take a degree of battle damage,fly at high altitude,didn't have the bomb capacity as the Lancaster however, but I would continue to use it during day light raids.Even though the B17 suffered heavy losses it was still able to hold its own until escorted by long range fighters .
Cheers Keith ......




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