Top Speed :  275 MPH

Engines : 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin  H.P.1460

Maximum Take off weight  72.000 LB

       They could carry up to 22,000 pounds of bombs in its 33 foot bomb bay. Nothing else in Europe came close.     

Avro Lancaster


Wingspan   102 FT

Empty weight : 36,450 Lb

      Out of 7,377 built in Britain and Canada almost 4,000 were lost.

     The Lancaster was the best bomber in the European Theater . These aircraft dropped 60% of Bomber Commands tonnage in WW2.

       There are currently only two airworthy Lancasters , One is in Britain and flys with the R.A.F. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight . The other is owned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton Ontario.

Bomber Command R.C.A.F.  F/LT  Sean Dunn