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Article about: Just came across this photo of the original 'Phantom of the Ruhr' Lancaster. As you know these markings are used on the current 'Battle of Britain Memorial flight' Lanc Nick

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    Just came across this photo of the original 'Phantom of the Ruhr' Lancaster.

    As you know these markings are used on the current 'Battle of Britain Memorial flight' Lanc

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    No photo Nick? Sorry, it's appeared now. Such a shame the original was scrapped in 1946.

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    Quote by canti44 View Post
    No photo Nick? Sorry, it's appeared now. Such a shame the original was scrapped in 1946.
    I agree, such an undignified end

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hasn't the BBMF Lanc been repainted as Thumper II now, I think it the Phantom was replaced in 2012.

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    My mistake, its 'Thumper MkIII' from 617.

    Change of Face for the Lancaster!

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    Yes you are correct!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    lets face it they scrapped loads of deserving aircraft at the end.you cannot keep them all.

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    Nice image Nick.
    'Phantom of the Ruhr" is such a menacing name, Perfect for a Bomber Command Lanc and the role they played out over the night sky's of occupied Europe.

    Cheers mate for posting her.

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