This set includes drawings of the the MK I, II and III variants, in TIFF & JPG formats, with detailed views of the following:
- General Aircraft drawings in a multitude of angles and views.
- Fuselage (including the ordinate and assembly sections) & measurements.
- Detailed drawings of the Merlin, Hercules, Contour, Lincoln engines, some of which include measurements.
- Key parts with measurements such as the wings, tail fins, canopy, bomb bay, bomb doors, inboard & outboard engine nacelles, nose, ailerons and wing tips.
Available as a digital download sent to your email, custom DVD or USB Drive set.
History of Avro Lancaster
a British Second World War heavy bomber. The Avro Lancaster was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax. The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". In the 1930s, the Royal Air Force (RAF) was primarily interested in twin-engine bombers. The Avro Lancaster first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum. Postwar, the Lancaster was supplanted as the main strategic bomber of the RAF by the Avro Lincoln, a larger version of the Lancaster. The Lancaster took on the role of long range anti-submarine patrol aircraft (later supplanted by the Avro Shackleton
Only the FN-5 nose turret which was similar to the FN-5 used on the preceding Avro Manchester, the Vickers Wellington and the Short Stirling remained unchanged during the life of the design.