SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
Frazer-Nash turret | Lancaster WU15/NX611 | RAF Changi November 1962
French Lancaster WU15 (NX611), off on it’s ‘last posting’ and 18 days into their delivery flight to the airfield at Tontouta, on Nouméa, New Caledonia. This rear Frazer-Nash rear turret on WU15 (NX611) normally carried a pair of 0.5” guns and the front a pair of 303’s. They didn't carry an upper turret. The Lancasters with 9S in the Pacific had airline standard radios, better Nav aids including LORAN, IFF and six oxygen places. Navigating in the Pacific with few ground aids must have been taxing. A pair of passenger seats were provided in the rear and the crew consisted of 2 pilots, 3 engineers/flight mechanics, 2 radio ops, 1 radar op and 2 observers; 11 in all. The ASV radar in the ventral radome was the AP15B version.