Aeroplane Icons - Lancaster

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Lancaster


Britain's iconic war-winning bomber.

Featuring:

The Legend Evolves
Arguably the most effective bomber of the Second World War, the Lancaster became the backbone of Bomber Command from 1942 - 1945.

Lancaster Production
In August 1942 issue of The Aeroplane a detailed report of the construction pf Lancasters was published.

Flying with an Eighth Man
101 Squadron's Ludford Magna years, during which time the units Lancasters were equipped with Aribourne Cigar which required an additional crewmember.

The Dams Raid as Reported in 1943
It is 70 years since No 617 Squadron floew operation Chastise, gaining the unit the famous name of the 'Dam Busters'. We look back to two issues of The Aeroplane published just after the raid.

Opertation Good Will
In the summer 1946 the RAF recieved an invitation to send a goodwill mssion to the USA. It involved No 35 Squadron flyiong 16 Avro Lancasters of an extensive tour of America.