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#4461061 - 02/12/19 08:33 PM Lancaster Skies.  
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Anyone know anything about this film? I've just stumbled across it.




Website:

https://www.lancasterskies.com

Some more info:

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/lancaster-skies-upcoming-wwii-film.html

Last edited by RedToo; 02/12/19 08:41 PM. Reason: Typo and added info.

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#4461082 - 02/12/19 11:32 PM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: RedToo]  
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I’ve not heard of it but I would definitely want to see it.


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#4461103 - 02/13/19 03:59 AM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: RedToo]  
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Looks interesting

What is with this `breaking formation` comment? Night missions by Bomber Command were flown as individual a/c.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
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#4461108 - 02/13/19 04:44 AM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: RedToo]  
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The 1943 Berlin Blitz experience on the Oculus Rift is definitely worth a try.
Taking actual audio recordings made by a BBC reporter who went on a Lancaster raid on Berlin in 1943, this VR experience places you in a Lancaster during a night time raid. You see the wall of searchlights as you approach the Dutch coast and the wall of AAA as you approach a burning Berlin. Really gives you a small feel for what it was like, and it's a free download.

#4461132 - 02/13/19 11:12 AM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: Docjonel]  
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Originally Posted by Docjonel
The 1943 Berlin Blitz experience on the Oculus Rift is definitely worth a try.
Taking actual audio recordings made by a BBC reporter who went on a Lancaster raid on Berlin in 1943, this VR experience places you in a Lancaster during a night time raid. You see the wall of searchlights as you approach the Dutch coast and the wall of AAA as you approach a burning Berlin. Really gives you a small feel for what it was like, and it's a free download.


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#4461151 - 02/13/19 01:46 PM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: RedToo]  
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What is with this `breaking formation` comment? Night missions by Bomber Command were flown as individual a/c.



That's true, but only a tiny minority of the audience would know that .


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#4461158 - 02/13/19 02:18 PM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie



but only a tiny minority of the audience would know that .



Or care.


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#4461172 - 02/13/19 04:01 PM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: RedToo]  
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Looks pretty good. Nice to see more obscure war stories being told without over dramatizing them.

Pity Peter Jackson never remade the Dam Busters, he so long ago promised.

#4461189 - 02/13/19 05:36 PM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: ST0RM]  
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Originally Posted by ST0RM
Looks pretty good. Nice to see more obscure war stories being told without over dramatizing them.

Pity Peter Jackson never remade the Dam Busters, he so long ago promised.


Peter Jackson through it all away making Mortal Engine instead of Dam Busters


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#4461191 - 02/13/19 05:45 PM Re: Lancaster Skies. [Re: JimK]  
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Originally Posted by JimK

Peter Jackson through it all away making Mortal Engine instead of Dam Busters



The most likely case is that Jackson couldn't get enough studios and/or investors to provide the funding for a Dam Busters movie.


As for "Mortal Engines" though, that was a colossal box office flop so indeed it turned out to be a wasted effort.


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