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| caption        = Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - photo Cpl Phil Major
 
| caption        = Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - photo Cpl Phil Major
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| caption2        = A 617 Squadron Lancaster dropping a "tall boy" bomb
 
| caption2        = A 617 Squadron Lancaster dropping a "tall boy" bomb
 
| aircrafttype    = 4 engine monoplane
 
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==General characteristics==
 
==General characteristics==
  
*Crew:
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*Crew: Seven - Pilot, flight engineer, navigator, bomb aimer/nose gunner, wireless operator, mid upper and read gunners.
*Length:  
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*Length: 21.13 m
*Wingspan:  
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*Wingspan: 31.09 m
*Height:  
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*Height: 6.25 m
*Empty weight:  
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*Empty weight: 16,738 kg
*Max takeoff weight:  
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*Max takeoff weight: 30,844 kg
*Powerplant:  
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*Powerplant: 4 x Rolls Royce Merlin XX V112 liquid cooled piston engines. 1,280 hp each
*Maximum speed:  
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*Maximum speed: 454 km/h at 3,962 m
*Range:  
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*Range: 4,070 km
*Service ceiling:  
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*Service ceiling: 6,500 m
 
*Armament
 
*Armament
*Guns:  
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*Guns: 2 x .303 Browning Mk II machine guns each in nose and upper turrets, and 4 of same in rear turret.
*Bombs:
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*Bombs: Maximum load of 6,400 kg
  
 
==Crew members==
 
==Crew members==
  
===61 & 617 Squadron RAF===
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===No. 61 & No. 617 Squadrons RAF===
 
*[[Phillip Herbert Martin DFC & Bar]]
 
*[[Phillip Herbert Martin DFC & Bar]]
  
 
[[category:Aircraft]]
 
[[category:Aircraft]]

Revision as of 14:12, 8 February 2020

Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancaster with Hurricane.jpg
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - photo Cpl Phil Major
617 Squadron Lancaster.jpg
A 617 Squadron Lancaster dropping a "tall boy" bomb
History
Type 4 engine monoplane
Role Heavy bomber
Designer Avro
Manufacturer Avro
Produced A.E. Roe (3 locations) plus 5 other companies.
Number built 7,377
Primary users RAF; RCAF; RAAF
In service February 1942
Out of service 1962 RCAF


Remarks

General characteristics

  • Crew: Seven - Pilot, flight engineer, navigator, bomb aimer/nose gunner, wireless operator, mid upper and read gunners.
  • Length: 21.13 m
  • Wingspan: 31.09 m
  • Height: 6.25 m
  • Empty weight: 16,738 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 30,844 kg
  • Powerplant: 4 x Rolls Royce Merlin XX V112 liquid cooled piston engines. 1,280 hp each
  • Maximum speed: 454 km/h at 3,962 m
  • Range: 4,070 km
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: 2 x .303 Browning Mk II machine guns each in nose and upper turrets, and 4 of same in rear turret.
  • Bombs: Maximum load of 6,400 kg

Crew members

No. 61 & No. 617 Squadrons RAF