Lysander on take-off

Photo Information
Painted in the scheme of an aircraft from 161 Squadron , RAF. These aircraft operated from 1942-45 out of RAF Tempsford and RAF Tangmere on 'Special Duties' clandestine operations into and out of German occupied Europe.

This particular aircraft was delivered to RAF in 1942 before being transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force in the same year where it was employed as a target tug...looking very different to how it looks now.
13/06/2021 - 18:411stEverPentax
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length260mm


Link Posted 14/06/2021 - 08:42
I understand that sometimes agents jumped out of these incoming Lysanders while it was still rolling down the runway---their cargo tossed out unceremoniously after them---if the LZ was unexpectedly "hot" or thought to be compromised. This was a plane much beloved by the SOE. Nice to see this photo, Ist Ever!!
Last Edited by go4IT on 14/06/2021 - 08:42


Link Posted 14/06/2021 - 09:51
Pleased you enjoyed the photo.

On the port side of the aircraft there is a ladder attached to the fuselage to enable speedy access to rear cockpit...can just see the bottom of it in the image.




Link Posted 14/06/2021 - 11:14
Nice. Interesting info as well which adds to it
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