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Luftwaffe supports BBMF Lancaster !

Old 6th May 2009, 16:43
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Devil Luftwaffe supports BBMF Lancaster !

Yes, they had to use a Luftwaffe Transall ! The thread below says it all really: Amsterdam Airport: Lancaster PA474 temporarily grounded with engine trouble... - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums
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Old 7th May 2009, 07:53
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Why the Lufwaffe??

It sounds like a nice favor for the Luftwaffe to supply a C160 Transel to shift a new engine out to Amsterdam.

However is it that we are so short of a/c that our RAF did not have availability??
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Old 7th May 2009, 11:58
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German media reporting now that the german MoD confirmed yesterday's transport.
Deutsche Transall liefert Ersatztriebwerk für historischen RAF-Bomber in Amsterdam - Klassiker der Luftfahrt
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Old 7th May 2009, 19:58
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Squadron Leader Al Pinner gave an interview yesterday that was aired on BBC Look North. He stated that the BBMF Dakota was going to be used, but decided against it. I can't remember now what the reason was? Could have been cross winds?

It make absolutely perfect sense to utilise other NATO and EU spare airlift capacity.

See Reds thread for the utilisation of NATO spare lift capability.


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