Avro Lincoln cockpit and nose

Avro Lincoln cockpit and nose

This picture shows the nose of an Avro Lincoln B.Mk 2 of No.100 Squadron, with the Squadron's badge painted on the side of the aircraft. The nose was the part of the aircraft most obviously different from the Avro Lancaster, with a more angular bomb aimers position, and a Boulton Paul 'F' Mk 1 turret carrying two .50in Browning Machine Guns mounted above it.

This picture is from the collection of John Blaber, an RAF gunner who served during the Second World War and re-enlisted after the war, serving with No.100 Squadron and later in photo-reconnaissance with either No.6 or No.13 Squadron in the Far East. These pictures were taken during his time at RAF Tengah, and were provided by his nephew, Colin Proctor. More pictures can be found at http://john-blaber.expertgates.com

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (4 August 2010), Avro Lincoln cockpit and nose , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_avro_liincoln_front.html

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