Released by the UK’s Ministry of Defence, the following footage brings you on board an Avro Lancaster bomber of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight during the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee flypast over Buckingham Palace on Jun. 5.
The video was filmed from the Lancaster’s nose bomb aimer position, located just below the Frazer Nash FN5 nose turret, and from the cockpit.
Enjoy the view of London from the large transparent perspex nose cupola.
And here’s the video taken from a Spitfire.
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A Lancaster is a big plane, but look how tight the cockpit is. The two up front flying the plane are practically rubbing shoulders while keeping a four engine bomber flying.
what would i have given to fly a spitfire above london….does it get any better (historical style of course not referring to modern flying)
Outstanding. If you ever want to see planes of this class flying, visit Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection.