PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF AVRO AIRCRAFT WWII

AVRO MANCHESTER

Avro Manchester Gallery

  • Avro Manchester
    Image courtesy of BAE Systems

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    AVRO Manchester
    Low pass
    Image courtesy of BAE Systems

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AVRO LANCASTER

Avro Lancaster Gallery
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    AVRO Lancaster Mk 1

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    Orthographic projection of an AVRO Lancaster
    Source: Wikipedia

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    AVRO Lancaster advertising, fliying at 10,000 feet with both port engines turned off

    Fligth, May 20th - 1943

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    Avro 683 Lancaster
    B.Mk.III RAF PB410

    No.97 Squadron coded OF-J from 8 August 1944.  Transferred to No.12 Squadron with the code-letters PH-A on 20 February 1946.     Scrapped in January 1947.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Avro 683 Lancaster
    B.Mk.I RAF R5689

    This aircraft, VN-N of No.50 Squadron, was much photographed on a recognition sortie in June 1942.    It was destroyed on 19 September 1942 when returning from a minelaying operation  it crashed at Thurlby as two engines failed as it was approaching to land at Swinderby.  Three crew members were killed.

    Photo from Flight

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    AVRO Lancaster
    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Image
    Source: Wikipedia

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    AVRO Lancaster - carrying the load in Peace

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    AVRO Lancaster raid on Le Creusot

    Flight, February 25th - 1943

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    Avro 683 Lancaster
    B.Mk.I RAF W4119

    Was VN-Q of No.50 Squadron.    It was lost on a training flight on 12 February 1944 when the port outer engine burst into flames.      The crew were ordered to abandon the aircraft, but before this was completed the aeroplane spun into the ground near East Kirkby  killing four crew members.   The pilot on that flight was a certain F/Lt. Mike Beetham, who later became Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    AVRO Lancaster over Hamburg

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    AVRO Lancaster shown in blue
    Scale comparison drawing of British WWII heavy bombers:
    Short Stirling and Handley Page
    Source: Wikipedia

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    The Collection  :  p6525-0005  :  Roe 683 Lancaster III  -  A66-1 of R.A.A.F. Queenie VI  -  date not known, at Tocumwal, N.S.W.  [origin untraced]

    Former ED930, rec'd 06 Jun 43, numbered A66-1 24 Jun 43, to C.M.U. Tocumwal 12 Nov 46, delivered as instructional airframe No.1 to the R.A.A.F. Base at East Sale, Vic. on 04 Aug 47 and was ultimately scrapped there.  Initially to Australia for War-Bond and recruiting-campaign flights, later (as per image) used for development trials and crew-training connected to Lincoln production.

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    Avro 683 Lancaster
    B.Mk.II RAF

    The aeroplane in the photograph was Serial Number DS678 which was coded KO-J of No.115 Squadron.     It was shot down by flak in the vicinity of Leipzig on 25 March  1944 during an attack on Berlin.   Five crew members were killed with two being made PoWs.

    Photo from Flight

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Avro Lancaster
    Overhead view
    Image courtesy of BAE Systems

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    AVRO Lancasters - Tirpitz
    Sinking of the Tirpitz - Lancasters of Bomber Command scored their most spectacular success Sunday, November, 12th, 1944, when 29 of them carrying 12,000 lb bombs, attacked the Tirpitz at Tromoso Fiord.

    Flight, January 1945

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    Avro 683 Lancaster
    GR.Mk.3 RAF RF325

    Officially the last Lancaster to see service with the RAF this GR.III was coded H-D of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance at St.Mawgan in Cornwall.  After a ceremony to mark the type's retirement on 15 October 1956, RF325 was flown away by W/Cmdr. Brooks to Wroughton, Wiltshire where it was scrapped.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Avro 683 Lancaster
    B.Mk.I RAF R5852

    Was OL-Y of No.83 Squadron (Later EM-R of No.207 Squadron transferred from No.83 after battle damage repairs).   It was lost in a training accident on 10 September 1942 when it crashed overshooting the airfield at Condover.    No fatalities.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    AVRO Lancaster - taking the strain in war

    Flight, March 8th - 1945

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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