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Offline Oddball

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Poppy Drop
« on: June 28, 2012, 05:42:07 PM »
Aerial footage of the poppy drop by a Avro Lancaster over London. I'll quote the description from the web page:

"The Queen has unveiled a memorial in central London to the thousands of British and Allied airmen who died serving RAF Bomber Command in World War II.

As part of the unveiling, the RAF's last flying Lancaster bomber dropped thousands of poppies over the park as an act of remembrance for those who died."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18634283
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Re: Poppy Drop
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 09:43:36 PM »
Did you post that on FB as well?

At first I thought this was an airtanker drop and the slurry was mixed a little dry . . .

HAHA!

This explains it though!


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Re: Poppy Drop
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 09:54:29 PM »
Yeah posted this clip on my FB page as well.  ::bow:: |:)\

Edit: but thinking about it I suppose a Lancaster would make an awesome tanker  ;D
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Re: Poppy Drop
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 04:51:24 PM »
better than  what we have right now....

we got almost northing left with no good replacements ever since we lost the P3 Orion . . . .

DC-7, Convair, P2V . . .

those are all WW2/Cold War planes....

(and don't bring up the DC-10 . . . kinda useless if you ask me)


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Re: Poppy Drop
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 01:02:18 AM »
What about this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dash8web.jpg

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Re: Poppy Drop
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 05:54:05 PM »
hmm....  ::thinking::

I dunno . . .


I think we need to use a plane that is designed to dropping cargo rather than modifying a plane that's a passenger carrier.
That's why the old bombers worked well back in the day.....

Something like an A-10, that's designed to go low and drop stuff.....


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