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General Discussion Area / Re: Oxfam .
« on: 15 February 2018, 21:17:58 »
Don't these countries have governments? It is their responsibility to look after their citizens, not ours.  >:(


In my whole lifetime,as a nation, we have been giving to "hard up" poor African countries, O and India, has any of that money stopped or helped?? YES it's just improved the large scale corruption in these countries...

Omega General Help / Re: Cambelt
« on: 15 February 2018, 21:07:21 »
Also the interval is 40k or 4 years ... no exceptions  :y

Because if it goes to 40001, your car will explode, and you WILL die.

General Discussion Area / Re: Uxb in the Thames
« on: 12 February 2018, 21:43:08 »
Whoops, they were first lightened, and heavli modified for the dams raid.

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 12 February 2018, 21:18:15 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Uxb in the Thames
« on: 12 February 2018, 21:12:49 »
[quote author=Lizzie Zoom link=topic=141884.msg1845227#msg1845227 date

Those long distance raids, to say Berlin, often meant Lancasters were stripped of excess equipment, such as armour plating, and given extra fuel tanks as you quote, but still they went with 7 imperial tons of bombs, the most any of the bombers during the European campaign could carry on such missions.


Lancaster's were only stripped of the limited armour they had, when used to drop the grand slam, centre turrets were also removed, for a trip to the big city(Berlin) they flew as normal, when they bombed the Tirpitz, they flew up to lossiemouth, the bombs were tall boys, over range tanks were fitted, and larger merlin24,, this was the second time Lancaster's were lightened, the first when they flew to arrange archangel, in Russia for the first attempt on Tirpitz.

A brief outline.

General Discussion Area / Re: Oxfam .
« on: 12 February 2018, 20:33:38 »
Wot another large household institution, being accused of wrong doings... Really whatever next, honest politicians.

General Discussion Area / Re: Uxb in the Thames
« on: 12 February 2018, 20:20:49 »
Return it to germany and detonate?


Well don't forget 1.4 million tonnes of bombs were dropped on Germany by the British and American air forces, so they would have an estimated 140,000 tonnes of UXB,s already :)
And our bombs tended to be a LOT bigger than the German ones as they didn't have the heavy bombers like the allies did !

Yes, absolutely right :y

My favourite Luftwaffe bomber of 1940 is the Heinkel 111 and this had a maximum bomb load of 4,400 lb.  However, when Hitler decided they should bomb London and other British cities instead of bombing the RAF airfields, they had to travel further with a maximum fuel load.  That mean't their bomb loads decreased to a maximum of 2,134 lb.  This was typical of the Luftwaffe bombers used over Britain, with all having a similar, or even lighter bomb load.

Unlike the RAF Hitler (thank goodness) generally failed to successfully update his bomber fleet from what were 1930 designs, with two engines, thinking that with Blitzkrieg tactics the bombers would strike over short distances in massed fleets. Basically there was the four engined Focke-Wulf Condor flew for the Luftwaffe, but was kept for just maritime use where distances of flights (over the Atlantic) were longer. There was from 1942 the Heinkel He 177 Greif long range strategic, again twin engine, bomber that could carry a 13,228 lb bomb load, but it's numbers were small as it was basically a failure with continual engine failure and structural issues. The Germans never developed them further or increased their numbers for long distance bombing campaigns.

The RAF however developed the Lancaster and from 1942 they formed massive bombing fleets to strike Germany, and the Third Reich generally, had a maximum bomb load of 22,000 lb (equal to the post war Vulcan), but this was reduced to 14,000 when on long distance operations.  1,000 British bomber raids at night, then 1,000 American bomber raids during the day certainly guaranteed the Third Reich was hit hard, although today some revisionist historians pour scorn on this and the morals displayed by the Allies.  I say, to quote Arthur 'Bomber' Harris in 1942 when justifying the mass bombing of Germany, "They [the Germans] sowed the wind; now they reap the whirlwind".  My London East End Grandmother used to say "Too bloody true!".  I will always echo her sentiments. ;)

The 1000 bomber raids you refer to were called "maximum effort" and comprised aircraft from every possible place, otu's,, newbie 's and anything that would fly, they were rare, but grabbed the headlines,  dependent on the destination, this would decide the load, normally a mix of He and incendiaries, or a 4000lb cookie and rest incendiaries, to cause maximum damage. If a fuel load of2154  gallons was added, it meant a long trip.   

General Car Chat / Re: Screenwash
« on: 12 February 2018, 14:45:25 »
Still using the halfords -20 I bought 3 years ago at £1.75p a 5L, got 15L, left think I bought 40L.
Need another bargain like that.

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 ps pump part number
« on: 12 February 2018, 14:41:13 »
2.6 and 3.2 use same pump, totally different to 3.0/2.5 pump.

General Discussion Area / Uxb in the Thames
« on: 12 February 2018, 14:39:42 »
So they find an uxb in the river near king George dock, (500lb) it's been there 70 years, they evacuated an area of 250m, they are not moving it till tonight,  why not just drag out to middle of the Thames, or up stream a bit and blow it up, 
During the blitz they just carried on.

I know them elf's might get affected.

Just order the complete system for a 3.0L, and fit, it's easier than faffing around trying to separate the tail section from the centres, just re-use the hanging rubbers if there GM ones as the ets/eternal ones supplied ar'nt very durable.

General Discussion Area / Re: All next week on the BBC
« on: 09 February 2018, 07:58:44 »
I like Ski Sunday.

Athletic young maidens in Lycra onesies, I should think you are MíLud ;)

Knew there was a reason to watch,, O and chemmy Alcott's not to bad on the eye.

Omega General Help / Re: meg tank does it fit senator?
« on: 07 February 2018, 12:55:20 »
As above, new teplacements are really expensive, and metal so thinking plastic meg one would be beter option

In English please.

Rip DW, you will be missed at all the events, and you enthusiasm for the club, and cars will be missed. 

Sorry for your loss James.

General Discussion Area / Re: Rear seats
« on: 05 February 2018, 20:04:43 »
First, push the seat back as you push the button in, also check the lock button between the 60/40 split is unlocked.

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