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Avro 694 Lincoln references, articles and publications

A Tale of Two Cities

Volume 6 Issue 12, Military Aircraft Monthly (was Model Aircraft Monthly )

Len Thomson

Models the Lancaster’s predecessor, the Manchester, and the aircraft which followed the Lancaster in RAF service, the Lincoln

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Night Bombing - Malaya

Number 177, April 1996, Flypast magazine

P Bomford

Keeping Up The Pressure On The Ct's In Malaya Meant Bombing Round The Clock.
Lt P Bomford was tasked with providing a night bombing system for the RAF's Lincoln operations against the Communist Terrorists in Malaya...
 

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Valiant Venture

Volume 23, Issue 07, 1995, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Ron Swain

In 1953 RAF airframe mechanic Ron Swain joined the servicing team for Vickers Valiant WB215, the RAF's entry in that year's England—New Zealand air race. Events did not quite go as planned, as he relates

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Goodbye to a Lincoln

Volume 4 Issue 02, 1971, Aircraft illustrated

This dramatic sequence of pictures was taken at RAF Halton, Bucks, in 1947, and comes from Mr P. S. Argenl of Ipswich who recalls that the trouble began when one of the Lincoln's engines burst into flames. The serial number of the aircraft is not known, but perhaps some other reader can supply it together with further details?...

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COMMONWEALTH MILITARY SERIALS - AUSTRALIA

Volume 18, Issue 01, 1956, Air Pictorial

Bruce Robertson

IN 1910, two aeroplanes, a Bleriot monoplane and a Wilbur Wright biplane were introduced into Australia. The machines were perfect in themselves, but , there being no person capable of utilising them, they were dismantled and their engines cast into the sea-to avoid import duty! However, the following year, with an aeroplane available, the first Australian obtained the coveted Royal Aero Club Certificate (No. 199), his effort being officially witnessed by four members of the Aerial League of Australia. Military aviation soon followed: in 1913 two B.E.2As were shipped out and used at Point Cook, Victoria , where a flying school had been newly established. It was to become the centre of Australian flying training.

On the outbreak of war in 1914, a Maurice Farman Seaplane, owned by a citizen of Sydney, was presented to the Government; it accompanied the Australian Expeditionary Force to New Guinea, but it is doubtful if it was much used and it ended its days at Point Cook....

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FARNBOROUGH GRAVEYARD

Volume 18, Issue 12, 1956, Air Pictorial

Charles W Cain

AT one time or another most of the R.A.F./F.A.A . prototypes visit the Royal Aircraft Establishment at South Farnborough, Hampshire. Some stay, oth ers go away and return. And since even the best of prototypes sooner or later reach the end of their useful life, some are put out to grass, literally.

One such final resting place is on the north-west side of the aerodrome, not far from Ively Gate. Here, for the period of the non-resident invasion , were shifted a few semi-precious gems including the "penny plain and twopence coloured " Lincolns (SX971 and RF533), the rotund Mambapowered Apollo (VX224) and the even portlier, panniered Hastings Mk. 2(WD480). Other flyable specimens included a Valetta (WL679), a Varsity (WL674) and another grey/black Lincoln (WD125).

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HIGH TIDE

Volume 49, Issue 5, 1995, Air International

Rene J Francillon

Rene J Francillon records the first use of in-flight refuelling to extend the range of large formations of tactical aircraft

"Few will deny thai large-scale operations against North Vietnam in 1965-1973, and against Iraq in 1991, depended heavily on tankers. Fewer remember that the feasibility of relying on tankers to extend the range of large formations of tactical aircraft was first demonstrated in 1952 by the 116th fighter-Romber Wing, an Air National Guard unit which had been activated for operations in Korea . This little known 'first' is recorded by Rene J Franclllon..."

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Image of Avro Lincoln I & II -Pilot's Notes

Avro Lincoln I & II -Pilot's Notes

Pilots notes/Flight operating instructions

A series of books that provide, for the first time, the detailed information every pilot needs to know about the aircraft they are flying. Each book in the series covers all aspects of a popular aircraft type and is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.

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Time Capsule

Number 191, June 1997, Flypast magazine

Ken Ellis

The famed 'Library of Flight' at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, provided a unique boost to the UK's aviation museums. In a two-part feature, Ken Ellis examines the development and ultimate dispersal of the collection.

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Time Capsule

Number 190, May 1997, Flypast magazine

Ken Ellis

The famed 'Library of Flight' at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, provided a unique boost to the UK's aviation museums. In a two-part feature, Ken Ellis examines the development and ultimate dispersal of the collection.

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Image of The Avro Lancaster, Manchester and Lincoln (Modeller's Datafile)

AVRO LANCASTER, THE: Manchester and Lincoln (Modeller's Datafile) [

Modellers Datafile Richard A Franks

Full chronology of the type's development and operational use. Photo coverage of preserved examples. Variants, squadrons, operators, production. Color side-views. Scale fold out plans. Includes Manchester and Lincoln. Kit, decal and accessory listing.

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The Avro Lincoln

Volume 7 Issue 7, Military Aircraft Monthly (was Model Aircraft Monthly )

Len Whalley

Britain’s first post-war bomber. described and illustrated (with scale plans) the Avro Lincoln bomber. With colour profiles by Peter Scott

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A Lean Mean Lincoln

Volume 7 Issue 7, Military Aircraft Monthly (was Model Aircraft Monthly )

Tony Fairbairn

Produces a 1/72 scale Avro Lincoln from a Lancaster – using the Flightpath conversion kit

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Image of Merlin Power: The Growl Behind Air Power in World War II

Merlin Power: The Growl Behind Air Power in World War II

Victor Bingham

The Rolls-Royce Merlin is considered by many to be the most outstanding liquid-cooled reciprocating piston engine of World War II. It powered the majority of Allied aircraft in Europe, including British and American designs. This book examines the origins of the engine's development from its predecessor, the Kestrel, through its single-stage conception to its two-speed, two-stage final form. Twenty-two Merlin powered aircraft are then examined in depth with examinations of development, design, construction and eventual operation. Wonderful design drawings by Lyndon Jones are themselves masterpieces. Included amongst the aircraft described in the book are the Avro Lancaster, Lincoln and York, the de Havilland Mosquito and Hornet, the Bristol Beaufighter II and IV, the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire, the North American Mustang, the Handley Page Halifax, the Curtiss P40 Kittyhawk and the Vickers Wellington.

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Year of the Lancaster

Number 125, December 1991, Flypast magazine

Double Bill, a tribute to the Lincoln and the RAF's last operational Lanc.

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Personal Album

Volume 29, Issue 06, 2001, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Rare pictures of RAF Avro Lincolns and Bristol Beaufighters at Shallufa in Egypt's Canal Zone in the 1950s

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Tested And Failed: Avro Lincoln

Volume 26, Issue 02, 1998, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Derek Collier Webb

In his continuing series on accidents during flight-test and development, Derek Collier Webb opens a two-part account of the Avro Lincoln, a capable and adaptable testbed that suffered its share of tragedy when pushed to the limit of its flight envelope

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A Busman'S Holiday

Volume 25, Issue 08, 1997, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Lettice Curtis

Former ATA pilot Lettice Curtis recalls how, while working at Boscombe Down in 1951 / she volunteered to give up some leave to copilot a Lincoln to Australia

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Mau Mau

Volume 24, Issue 11, 1996, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

David Peters

David Peters describes some challenging air operations in support of ground forces in Kenya during the Mnu Mau uprising in the 1950s

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Lincoln rigger

Volume 17, Issue 05, 1989, Aeroplane / Aeroplane Monthly

Ron Swain

Ron Swain recalls his RAF National Service as an Avro Lincoln rigger with 148 Squadron in the early Fifties

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