Avro Lancaster B.VII: Up-keep Out.

Stupendous image captured from the classic movie “The Dam Busters” (1955). Not a total fan of this flick here, but I sure love some of its Lancasters and bomb test archive footage. Curiously around 12 years after the real action Barnes Wallis’s Upkeep “bouncing bombs” were still classified. The dummy bombs recreated in the movie were different, almost spherical with flat sides rather than the plain cylindrical shape of the real deal -they sure looked prettier.


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