Avro Lancaster

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The aircraft belong to Britain which is a four engine World War II heavy bomber. It was built and designed by Avro for the Royal Air force. It was used in raids of Bombing that took place in Germany. Avro Lancaster is the one that was built when Avro Manchester had failed. Basically the structure of Lancaster is made of Manchester frame having four Merlin X engines which were attached to the wing. The test flight of the Avro Lancaster prototype was on 9th January 1941 and in the same year in May another Lancaster design was being developed which had stronger Merlin XX engine.

The result of the aircraft after being tested by the crew of 44 Squadron showed a great success. A large order was placed by the Air ministry that was delivered in October 1941. The company got the contract of 1070 aircrafts but the number was increased to 7377 later due to which the other companies was contracted for the production like Armstrong, Whitley, Vickers Armstrong and Austin Morris were being contracted. The aircraft was a loaded with eight 0.303 machine guns and with the time going by a more space was created which can hold the Grand Slam type bombs that weighs 22,00 lb. Avro Lancaster played a great role in the raids against Germany in the World War II, around 156,000 sorties were flown in the War and dropped 608,000 tons of great explosives and 51 million bombs.

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Published: August 26, 2013

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