This is NOT a Lancaster - it is a Halifax. The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942
CE Vertical aerial photograph showing Handley Page Halifax B Mark III 'HL-F' of No. 429 Squadron RCAF in flight over Mondeville France after losing its entire starboard tailplane to bombs dropped by another Halifax above it
Handley Page Halifax, Though gradually superceded by the Avro Lancaster, which had a heavier bomb load, it remained in RAF Bomber Command service till the end of and was well liked by its crews - not least because it was easier to exit if hit.