Beautiful Avro Lancaster. Considered Britain's greatest bomber for WW2. Main aircraft used for night assaults on Germany. Four engines allow the plane to fly at 462km/h, and the heavy bomber delivered a bigger bombload than any other plane in Europe- 6350kgs to be exact. One of my familys favourite planes.
Flying Officer J B Burnside, the flight engineer on board an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 619 Squadron RAF based at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, checks settings on the control panel from his seat in the cockpit. February 1944 (IWM CH 12289)
May 16-17, 2013 -- On the night of May 16-17, 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers of the RAFÕs specially formed 617 Squadron carried out an attack on the Mhne, Eder and Sorpe dams in GermanyÕs industrial heartland, using the famous Òbouncing bombÓ designed by Barnes Wallis Graphic shows how the RAFÕs specially developed "bouncing bomb" was used to attack three German dams during World War II.