View Full Version : Bomber Crew: Into the Whirlwind. ABC TV Australia tonight. Sodding missed it!

02-23-2006, 03:36 AM
Somebody please tell me it was no good http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

I waited all week to see it and then get held back at work at the last minute. Grrr!

02-23-2006, 03:36 AM
Somebody please tell me it was no good http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

I waited all week to see it and then get held back at work at the last minute. Grrr!

02-23-2006, 04:08 AM
Eh eh eh. Over in WA, it's only 10 past 7; I still got an hour to go http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

I'll tell ya how it goes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Looks damn good though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-23-2006, 04:41 AM
Sorry to disapoint but was good as u'd imagine but i don't think you missed the best of it mainly recruiting stage on this one set in duxford with jhon romain as instructor , early yet but i think it's going to be a little more interesting than the fighter pilot series , did have lots of good present and 40's bomber footage -lanc' b17 as well as mosquito and stirling along with veteran interviews .

Don't miss next week .

Bartman .

02-23-2006, 11:11 AM
Yes, I concur, it was excellent.

I'm sorry you missed it - but we're in Australia, so there's a good chance of it being repeated.

It looks like it was made by the same people that did the recent show about the Spitfire, and I only saw some of one episode of that. I'm waiting for the repeat.

I agree with Bartsimpson - the next episodes will be even better. Watch them. Work? Tell them your wife has taken ill or something. This is important!

They will be training 5 people as a bomber crew. All five are grandchildren of WW2 RAF bomber command flightcrew. Today they tested out 3 for pilot, taking them up in a Harvard trainer. The other two tested out for air-gunnery. Same tests they did back in the 40s.

Next week - flying a multi-engine trainer, looked like an Avro Anson to me - all aircraft are the ones used at the time, so it probably is an Anson.

Later, they will be using a B17, and finally: payoff. They will get to fly as crew in a Lancaster, and actually bomb targets from it. Not real targets - I expect Germany would be pretty upset if a Lanc appeared overhead and started bombing IG Farben or the Diamler Benz works 60+ years late. Just training targets.

Anyway - I insist that you watch this.

02-24-2006, 01:59 AM
+1 to that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Watched it, got me more excited than Spitfire Ace http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-24-2006, 04:29 AM
I've been stuck in a conference in Sydney- i set up the VCR to tape so i'll find out tomorrow if my kids or my wife have stuffed up the recording.
I hope not but they've done it to me before- girls just dont seem to appreciate war stuff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

02-24-2006, 04:29 AM
Definitely will catch the next one then. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
A while back Flypast had an article about the making of another Bomber Command documentary. It involved taking some modern day RAF bomber crews and putting them in an articulated mock up of a Dambuster Lancaster fuselage (big screen projectors positioned at every window). The idea was to see how they got on with all that jurry rigged low flying instruments etc.
That was the last I heard of it though.

I guess reality TV can have an upside now and again.

Come to think of it, some years ago (just before the 2nd Gulf War IIRC), there was a WW1 reality show being planned too. The idea was to get 25 young blokes and put them in a wet trench out on the moors somewhere and then shell and gas the bejayus out of them to see how they got on. World events at the time made the idea unpopular however, so the show was canned.

02-24-2006, 04:43 AM
Lancaster separated from it's flight and lost, finally emerges from heavy cloud and bingo it's on target and starts its' bomb run on Berlin, but----- ----------it's the year 2006.

Do not adjust the vertical, do not adjust the horizontal we have control. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Sorry, got carried away there a little. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


02-24-2006, 05:05 AM
Yeah, saw it. Thought it was quite good and there were even one or two emotional moments.

Got it pencilled in for each Thursday evening now!

Best regards,

02-24-2006, 11:55 PM
One thing I thought lacked with the Spitfire Pilot show; when the winning lad got his last flight in the Spitfire, the directors should have arranged for him to be interepted by a real Me109. Imagine his suprise to be tootling along and look over his shoulder and see one of those sitting on his tail. Gack!

02-25-2006, 12:20 AM
Is this on anywhwere in the US?