Lancaster bomber NX611 ‘Just Jane’

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Lancaster NX611 “Just Jane”

On display at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire, NX611 was built just before the end of WWII at Longbridge near Birmingham. This Lanc is able to taxy but is not airworthy.

19 comments on “Lancaster bomber NX611 ‘Just Jane’
  1. The_Photo_Boy says:

    awesome – great shot!

  2. amyrey says:

    She is a grand looking old lady. Shame she doesn’t fly, but she no doubt deserves a rest. The wee guys in the cockpit give it some nice scale.

  3. pasujoba says:

    There see …You got it with full blades blur Ian ! I never doubted you wouldnt 🙂 I like the bottom shot greatly …the angle is terrific and that sky really sets Jane off well ! Lancaster porn!

  4. pasujoba says:

    She could fly …if they wanter her to ….but I reckon they are biding time till the Memorial one has to be stood down …she would be worth so much more then !

  5. salfordlad1 says:

    Lovely shots..Great old plane..A little ride in that would be great 😉

  6. pasujoba says:

    I think whilst very similar yours is brighter and a tad sharper than mine !

  7. Ian D B says:

    [] Cheers Wilf, it would be fun but at £300 a pop that’s too steep for me. More than take a ride, I’d just like to get on board and sit in some of the crew positions.
    [] [] Thanks Amy, thanks Ant. Always good to see. As Paul says, it is Lancaster porn.

    [] Maybe.

    (Paul’s photo here;

    As you say, it is a shame about that shed in the background. The second shot above I like a lot, the autumn trees add to it but the slightly out of synch outer starboard engine relegated it to second position! The third shot is ok, but I could have framed it better by taking a couple of steps back to fit the blades in properly.

    Thanks for you comments Paul.

  8. bill_fawcett says:

    Very nice series Ian – and excellent prop blur! I do like the composition of the third photo – as Paul says, the pov and partially cloudy sky makes for a very interesting view.

  9. Tech Owl says:

    Looking good – power too!! Great sky inclusives too

  10. nondesigner59 says:

    Shame it can’t fly. Superb aircraft well captured..

  11. And who am i says:

    Cheers Ian for posting these. Magnificent plane. Might get to see it one day.

  12. And who am i says:

    Cheers Ian for posting these. Magnificent plane. Might get to see it one day.

  13. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Great series of shots Ian – my favourite is the second one with the prop blur, an amazing machine 🙂

  14. mickb6265 says:

    all of these are real nice,ian…

  15. het broertje van.. says:

    Excellent series here Ian!!!


  16. crusader752 says:

    Spiffing stuff Ian – love the prop blur especially the one against the trees 🙂

  17. stopherjones says:

    Fab series, great capture on the props, great light and colour too

  18. cgullz says:

    grand series, gorgeous shots. i love your’s and Paul’s fair review of them too. heartwarming to see the old girl getting so much attention 🙂

  19. Mustang Koji says:

    You have a nice little pictorial here, Ian…as always! It must be stunning to feel the vibrations on your body…

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