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The C-46 Commando was well suited  for flying over the Himalayas from India to China in WW2 which was known as The Hump. Some of the terrain was over 16000ft.

This short flight is not as strenuous for either the plane or the crews. It is in the Alps and the C-46 can safely fly along at 10000ft.

 

 

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Departing LOWI.


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Climbing along the Inn Valley with the Wetterstein Mountains in the distance.


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Turning north with the town of Telfs just below.


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Seefeld in Tyrol with the Karwendel Range behind.


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Avoiding Gehrenspitze one of the Tannheim Group of mountains.

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More of the Wetterstein Mountains and still climbing.

 

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Looking back to Mittenwald.


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Nearly out of the Alps and flying by Walchensee.


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The Starnberger See
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Coming into land at Lechfeld AFB.


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Looks good but about the worst landing I have made for ages.

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1 minute ago, paulb said:

Great shots Martyn! Some nice mountains there! :)

Thanks Paul, some pretty spectacular scenery away from the airport.

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Wow... Martyn - Just when I thought your shots could not get any better , wham you do this post . :D:)

 

Cheers

 

John

 

PS - Link for your little hump please . :D:)

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10 hours ago, FILOU said:

Very nice set.

Thank you Filou.

14 hours ago, Stillwater said:

... have never looked so familiar to me than in this post. Thanks for opening my eyes, Martyn!

You are more than welcome Gerold.

19 hours ago, Flying_Grandpa said:

Amazing set

Thanks FG

19 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Terrific Martyn!  Mate you must put a lot of work into research for your outstanding tours.  I love them because I always learn something.

No worries Jack, I enjoy doing them and learning a few things myself.

19 hours ago, jankees said:

Very nice, especially #5 & #6 with those photoreal mountains

Cheers Jankees.

22 hours ago, Sammy H said:

Awesome Martyn, I see that Lufthansa is still flying after the weekend :)

I could not find an Austrian C-46, this was the nearest.

On ‎5‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 4:45 PM, BradB said:

Wow... Martyn - Just when I thought your shots could not get any better , wham you do this post . :D:)

 

Cheers

 

John

 

PS - Link for your little hump please . :D:)

Cheers John, the C-46 and the LH livery are below.

http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=55354817&page=3

http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=55354817&page=2

On ‎5‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 4:41 PM, Iain Emms said:

Great set of shots.

cheers

Iain

Thank you Iain.

 

Many thanks for your great comments and interest.

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