Avro Lancaster


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The Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber first flew on 9th January 1941 with deliveries commencing during September 1941 and continuing until 2nd February 1946. By the end of WWII, Lancasters had carried out 156,000 sorties and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs. Avro Lancaster They were also, the only aircraft capable of carrying the Upkeep Mine (Bouncing Bomb) 12,000lb Tallboy and 22,000lb Grand Slam (Earthquake bomb), all designed by Dr Barnes Wallis.

Picture courtesy of Karsten Schulze

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