Avro Lancaster 10 DC (drone carrier)

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Avro Lancaster 10 DC (drone carrier)

Joined: October 30th, 2005, 1:44 pm

March 27th, 2012, 1:37 pm #1

From Tamiya Lanc MK-III in 1/48 scale modified to a Lanc MK 10 DC, painted with Silver # 11 from Humbrol. The Ryan KDA-4 Firebee drones are scrachtbuilt. This is a an old model built in 1997.

Modifications are like this. I removed all armament and radar, closed all turret machine gun slots, added some antennas under and on top of the fuselage and scrachtbuilt the drones using as base components fuel tanks in 1/32 scale from an old Revell F-15 model and plastic sheets. I made two pylons under the wings to carry the drones..


History:
In the end of the fifties(1957), the RCAF started a new training program for fighter pilot at Cold Lake Alberta ; they modified two canadian built Lancasters MK 10, PX-851 serial number KB-851 and PX-848 serial number KB-848 to carry Ryan's KDA-4 Firebee drones. Both aircraft belonged to the Central Experiment Proving Establishment/ Air Armament Detachment CEPE/AAED based at Cold Lake. The training program had a short life ending it's activities early in the sixties(1961).

More infos about this specific Lancaster MK-10 DC serial KB-851 coded PX-851:

KB851 C/N #37152 code.. VR-W

Flown to England in Jan.45; On raid to Hagen 15/16.3.45 c/o, W/C M.E. Ferguson flying VR-W was attacked by nightfighter, no damage (P)F/O D.B. Lambroughton,(RG)FS A.M.Dennis; Returned to Canada on 2.6.45 with #419(B) Sqdrn as code 'VR-W; converted on 23.1.57 to Mk10DC for trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings; coded 'PX851' (1959/60); was at Cold Lake; SOC 28.8.61

Avro Canada Lancaster MK 10 drone carrier of Central Experimental Proving Establishment Detachment (CEPE/AAD)based at Cold Lake Alberta in 1960.















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March 27th, 2012, 1:46 pm #2

will post my father´s Lanc supposingly in the next couple days, was my Christmas 2011 present for him
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Joined: October 30th, 2005, 1:44 pm

March 27th, 2012, 1:48 pm #3

for your kind compliment, I can't wait to see his Lanc.

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March 27th, 2012, 2:21 pm #4

From Tamiya Lanc MK-III in 1/48 scale modified to a Lanc MK 10 DC, painted with Silver # 11 from Humbrol. The Ryan KDA-4 Firebee drones are scrachtbuilt. This is a an old model built in 1997.

Modifications are like this. I removed all armament and radar, closed all turret machine gun slots, added some antennas under and on top of the fuselage and scrachtbuilt the drones using as base components fuel tanks in 1/32 scale from an old Revell F-15 model and plastic sheets. I made two pylons under the wings to carry the drones..


History:
In the end of the fifties(1957), the RCAF started a new training program for fighter pilot at Cold Lake Alberta ; they modified two canadian built Lancasters MK 10, PX-851 serial number KB-851 and PX-848 serial number KB-848 to carry Ryan's KDA-4 Firebee drones. Both aircraft belonged to the Central Experiment Proving Establishment/ Air Armament Detachment CEPE/AAED based at Cold Lake. The training program had a short life ending it's activities early in the sixties(1961).

More infos about this specific Lancaster MK-10 DC serial KB-851 coded PX-851:

KB851 C/N #37152 code.. VR-W

Flown to England in Jan.45; On raid to Hagen 15/16.3.45 c/o, W/C M.E. Ferguson flying VR-W was attacked by nightfighter, no damage (P)F/O D.B. Lambroughton,(RG)FS A.M.Dennis; Returned to Canada on 2.6.45 with #419(B) Sqdrn as code 'VR-W; converted on 23.1.57 to Mk10DC for trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings; coded 'PX851' (1959/60); was at Cold Lake; SOC 28.8.61

Avro Canada Lancaster MK 10 drone carrier of Central Experimental Proving Establishment Detachment (CEPE/AAD)based at Cold Lake Alberta in 1960.















Photo of the real aircraft



Serge Dompierre
That is a true piece of art, Serge- you've done some really delightful work over the years, but this one is a true tour-de-force.

Tremendous work, sir.

Lynn

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March 27th, 2012, 2:36 pm #5

From Tamiya Lanc MK-III in 1/48 scale modified to a Lanc MK 10 DC, painted with Silver # 11 from Humbrol. The Ryan KDA-4 Firebee drones are scrachtbuilt. This is a an old model built in 1997.

Modifications are like this. I removed all armament and radar, closed all turret machine gun slots, added some antennas under and on top of the fuselage and scrachtbuilt the drones using as base components fuel tanks in 1/32 scale from an old Revell F-15 model and plastic sheets. I made two pylons under the wings to carry the drones..


History:
In the end of the fifties(1957), the RCAF started a new training program for fighter pilot at Cold Lake Alberta ; they modified two canadian built Lancasters MK 10, PX-851 serial number KB-851 and PX-848 serial number KB-848 to carry Ryan's KDA-4 Firebee drones. Both aircraft belonged to the Central Experiment Proving Establishment/ Air Armament Detachment CEPE/AAED based at Cold Lake. The training program had a short life ending it's activities early in the sixties(1961).

More infos about this specific Lancaster MK-10 DC serial KB-851 coded PX-851:

KB851 C/N #37152 code.. VR-W

Flown to England in Jan.45; On raid to Hagen 15/16.3.45 c/o, W/C M.E. Ferguson flying VR-W was attacked by nightfighter, no damage (P)F/O D.B. Lambroughton,(RG)FS A.M.Dennis; Returned to Canada on 2.6.45 with #419(B) Sqdrn as code 'VR-W; converted on 23.1.57 to Mk10DC for trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings; coded 'PX851' (1959/60); was at Cold Lake; SOC 28.8.61

Avro Canada Lancaster MK 10 drone carrier of Central Experimental Proving Establishment Detachment (CEPE/AAD)based at Cold Lake Alberta in 1960.















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Serge Dompierre
Wow! What a beautiful Lanc. n/t
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March 27th, 2012, 3:34 pm #6

From Tamiya Lanc MK-III in 1/48 scale modified to a Lanc MK 10 DC, painted with Silver # 11 from Humbrol. The Ryan KDA-4 Firebee drones are scrachtbuilt. This is a an old model built in 1997.

Modifications are like this. I removed all armament and radar, closed all turret machine gun slots, added some antennas under and on top of the fuselage and scrachtbuilt the drones using as base components fuel tanks in 1/32 scale from an old Revell F-15 model and plastic sheets. I made two pylons under the wings to carry the drones..


History:
In the end of the fifties(1957), the RCAF started a new training program for fighter pilot at Cold Lake Alberta ; they modified two canadian built Lancasters MK 10, PX-851 serial number KB-851 and PX-848 serial number KB-848 to carry Ryan's KDA-4 Firebee drones. Both aircraft belonged to the Central Experiment Proving Establishment/ Air Armament Detachment CEPE/AAED based at Cold Lake. The training program had a short life ending it's activities early in the sixties(1961).

More infos about this specific Lancaster MK-10 DC serial KB-851 coded PX-851:

KB851 C/N #37152 code.. VR-W

Flown to England in Jan.45; On raid to Hagen 15/16.3.45 c/o, W/C M.E. Ferguson flying VR-W was attacked by nightfighter, no damage (P)F/O D.B. Lambroughton,(RG)FS A.M.Dennis; Returned to Canada on 2.6.45 with #419(B) Sqdrn as code 'VR-W; converted on 23.1.57 to Mk10DC for trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings; coded 'PX851' (1959/60); was at Cold Lake; SOC 28.8.61

Avro Canada Lancaster MK 10 drone carrier of Central Experimental Proving Establishment Detachment (CEPE/AAD)based at Cold Lake Alberta in 1960.















Photo of the real aircraft



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March 27th, 2012, 4:08 pm #7

From Tamiya Lanc MK-III in 1/48 scale modified to a Lanc MK 10 DC, painted with Silver # 11 from Humbrol. The Ryan KDA-4 Firebee drones are scrachtbuilt. This is a an old model built in 1997.

Modifications are like this. I removed all armament and radar, closed all turret machine gun slots, added some antennas under and on top of the fuselage and scrachtbuilt the drones using as base components fuel tanks in 1/32 scale from an old Revell F-15 model and plastic sheets. I made two pylons under the wings to carry the drones..


History:
In the end of the fifties(1957), the RCAF started a new training program for fighter pilot at Cold Lake Alberta ; they modified two canadian built Lancasters MK 10, PX-851 serial number KB-851 and PX-848 serial number KB-848 to carry Ryan's KDA-4 Firebee drones. Both aircraft belonged to the Central Experiment Proving Establishment/ Air Armament Detachment CEPE/AAED based at Cold Lake. The training program had a short life ending it's activities early in the sixties(1961).

More infos about this specific Lancaster MK-10 DC serial KB-851 coded PX-851:

KB851 C/N #37152 code.. VR-W

Flown to England in Jan.45; On raid to Hagen 15/16.3.45 c/o, W/C M.E. Ferguson flying VR-W was attacked by nightfighter, no damage (P)F/O D.B. Lambroughton,(RG)FS A.M.Dennis; Returned to Canada on 2.6.45 with #419(B) Sqdrn as code 'VR-W; converted on 23.1.57 to Mk10DC for trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings; coded 'PX851' (1959/60); was at Cold Lake; SOC 28.8.61

Avro Canada Lancaster MK 10 drone carrier of Central Experimental Proving Establishment Detachment (CEPE/AAD)based at Cold Lake Alberta in 1960.















Photo of the real aircraft



Serge Dompierre
I really love those colors. Very clean work and the drones are really cool little planes in their own right. Very nice!!!!

Bob
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March 27th, 2012, 4:08 pm #8

From Tamiya Lanc MK-III in 1/48 scale modified to a Lanc MK 10 DC, painted with Silver # 11 from Humbrol. The Ryan KDA-4 Firebee drones are scrachtbuilt. This is a an old model built in 1997.

Modifications are like this. I removed all armament and radar, closed all turret machine gun slots, added some antennas under and on top of the fuselage and scrachtbuilt the drones using as base components fuel tanks in 1/32 scale from an old Revell F-15 model and plastic sheets. I made two pylons under the wings to carry the drones..


History:
In the end of the fifties(1957), the RCAF started a new training program for fighter pilot at Cold Lake Alberta ; they modified two canadian built Lancasters MK 10, PX-851 serial number KB-851 and PX-848 serial number KB-848 to carry Ryan's KDA-4 Firebee drones. Both aircraft belonged to the Central Experiment Proving Establishment/ Air Armament Detachment CEPE/AAED based at Cold Lake. The training program had a short life ending it's activities early in the sixties(1961).

More infos about this specific Lancaster MK-10 DC serial KB-851 coded PX-851:

KB851 C/N #37152 code.. VR-W

Flown to England in Jan.45; On raid to Hagen 15/16.3.45 c/o, W/C M.E. Ferguson flying VR-W was attacked by nightfighter, no damage (P)F/O D.B. Lambroughton,(RG)FS A.M.Dennis; Returned to Canada on 2.6.45 with #419(B) Sqdrn as code 'VR-W; converted on 23.1.57 to Mk10DC for trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings; coded 'PX851' (1959/60); was at Cold Lake; SOC 28.8.61

Avro Canada Lancaster MK 10 drone carrier of Central Experimental Proving Establishment Detachment (CEPE/AAD)based at Cold Lake Alberta in 1960.















Photo of the real aircraft



Serge Dompierre
I really love those colors. Very clean work and the drones are really cool little planes in their own right. Very nice!!!!

Bob
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March 27th, 2012, 5:33 pm #9

That is a true piece of art, Serge- you've done some really delightful work over the years, but this one is a true tour-de-force.

Tremendous work, sir.

Lynn

"History is not 'was', it 'is'." - William Faulkner
I appreciate a lot your kind compliment.

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March 27th, 2012, 5:33 pm #10

Wow! What a beautiful Lanc. n/t
Very appreciated.

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