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The Lancaster Bomber



The World's Surviving Lancasters



DV372 Mark I
FM104 Mark X
FM118 Mark X
FM136 Mark X
FM159 Mark X
FM212 Mark X
FM213 Mark X
FM221 Mark X
England
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
         KB839 Mark X
KB882 Mark X
KB889 Mark X
KB941 Mark X
KB944 Mark X
KB976 Mark X
KB994 Mark X
Canada
England
Canada
Canada
Canada
United States
England
         NX611 Mark VII
NX622 Mark VII
NX664 Mark VII
NX665 Mark VII
PA474 Mark I
R5868 Mark I
W4783 Mark I
W4964 Mark I
England
Australia
France
New Zealand
England
England
Australia
England





Lancaster DV372


Lancaster: DV372    photo
Mark: I

Serivce History:
467 Squadron, 1651 Conversion Unit.

Part of the third production batch of 200 aircraft ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, England. Built under contract number B69275/40 and covered by Works Order Number GO 122196. Serial numbers of this batch included DV155-DV202, DV217-DV247, DV263-DV312, DV324-DV345 and DV359-DV407. Of this order 91 aircraft were completed as Mark I's whilst the remainder were completed as Mark III's. Delivery commenced May 1943 and was completed in November 1943 (average rate of production being 8 aircraft per week).

Current Location:
Cockpit section is currently on public display at the Imperial War Museum, London, England.


Lancaster FM104


Lancaster: FM104    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England in January 1945, Stored at Maintenance Unit awaiting assignment to a squadron, Returned to Canada June 1945.

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk.X Maritime Reconassiance, No. 10 Rescue Unit.

Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included FM100-FM229. Aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 22, 38 or 224 engines.

Current Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Lancaster FM118


Lancaster: FM118    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England April 1945, Stored at No. 32 Maintenace Unit awaiting assignment to a squadron, Returned to Canada June 1945.

Post War Service:
Unknown

Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included FM100-FM229. Aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines.

Current Location:
The majority of the fuselage is in storage at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, Alberta. Whilst other surviving pieces can also be found in storage with the BCATP Museum, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.



Lancaster FM136


Lancaster: FM136    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England May 1945, Stored at No. 32 Maintenance Unit awaiting assignment to a squadron. Returned to Canada August 1945.

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk. X Maritime Reconassiance, 407 Sqaudron (RX-136).

Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers in this batch included FM100-FM229. Aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines.

Current Location:
On Public display at the Calgary Aero Space Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Lancaster FM159


Lancaster: FM159    read more
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England May 1945, Stored at No. 32 Maintenance Unit awaiting assignment to a squadron, Returned to Canada September 1945.

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk. X Maritime Reconnaissance, 407 Squadron (RX-159), 103 Rescue Unit.

Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included FM100-FM229. Aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merline 28, 38 or 224 engines.

Current Location:
On public display at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, Alberta.


Parts & Tool Requirements
for the Restoration of Avro Lancaster Mk.X FM-159.


Lancaster FM212


Lancaster: FM212    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Aircraft was retained in Canada.

Post War History:
Modified to Mk. X Photographic Survey, 408 Squadron (MN-212).

Part of the second production batch to 130 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers in this batch included FM100-FM229. Aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines.

Current Location:
Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


Lancaster FM213


Lancaster: FM213    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Aircraft was retained in Canada.

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk. X Maritime Reconnaissance, 107 Rescue Unit (CX-213), Returned to storage during 1958.

Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included FM100-FM229. Aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines.

Current Location:
Restored and maintained in flying condition by Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum, Mt. Hope. Ontario, Canada.


Lancaster FM221


Lancaster: FM221    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Aircraft was retained in Canada

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk.X Bomber Reconassiance in 1948, Coded VP-DDR.

Current Location:
Aircraft crashed at Resolute Bay, North West Territories, Canada, September 23, 1950. The wreckage can still be viewed.


Lancaster KB839


Lancaster: KB839    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England January 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 431 Squadron, 419 Squadron (VR-D), Returned to Canada June 5, 1945.

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk. X Aerial Reconnassiance, 408 Squadron (AK0839).

Patch of the first production batch of 300 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines. Whilst the remaining 225 aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commence to England in September 1943 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Lancaster KB882


Lancaster: KB882    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England May 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 434 Squadron, 428 Squadron (NA-R), Returned to Canada 2 June 1945.

Post War Service:
Modified to Mk. X Aerial Reconniassance, 408 Squadron (AK-882).

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircract ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch include KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines. Whilst to remaining 225 aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commenced to England in September 1943 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada.


Lancaster KB889


Lancaster: KB889    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England March 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 428 Squadron, Returned to Canada 4 June 1945.

Post War History:
Modified to Mk.X Maritime Reconnaissance, 408 Squadron (AR-889).

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers in this batch included KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines. Whilst the remaining 225 aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commenced to England in September 1943 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Aircraft has been completely restored to its wartime configuration and is currently on public display at the Duxford Air Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England.


Lancaster KB941


Lancaster: KB941    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England April 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 420 Squadron (PT-U), Returned to Canada 14 June 1945.

Post War Service:
Unknown, Aircraft was struck off charge from the RCAF at Penhold, Alberta crica 1960.

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines. Whilst the remaining 225 aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commenced to England in September 1943 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Center section of this aircraft still remains and is privately owned.


Lancaster KB944


Lancaster: KB944    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England March 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 425 Squadron (KW-K), Returned to Canada 15 June 1945.

Post War Service:
Unknown.

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines. Whilst the remaining 225 aircraft with equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commenced to England in September 1943 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Aircraft has been fully restored to its wartime configuration and is on public display at the National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Lancaster KB976


Lancaster: KB976    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England May 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 405 Squadron (LQ-K), Returned to Canada 17 June 1945.

Post War History:
Modified to Mk. 10 Aerial Reconnaissance, 408 Squadron (MN-976).
Strahallan Collection.
Sold to Charles Church.
Sold to Private Investor, Florida.

Part of the first production batch to 300 aircraft ordered for Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. Serial numbers in this batch included KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines. Whilst the remaining 225 aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commenced to England in September 1945 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Privately owned, Under Restoration, Florida, USA.


Lancaster KB994


Lancaster: KB994    photos
Mark: X

Service History:
Flown to England June 1945, No. 32 Maintenance Unit, 408 Squadron (EQ-K), Returned to Canada 16 June 1945.

Post War Service:
Military service unknown, Aircraft was Struck of Charge from the RCAF cicra 1960 at Penhold, Alberta. Acquired by 408 Squadron, Edmonton, Alberta, Sold to Charles Church and shipped to England. Rumoured to have been sold to a collector in United States of America.

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircraft ordered from Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Onatio, Canada. Serial numbers of this batch included KB700-KB999. The first 75 aircraft of this batch were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 eninges. Whilst the remaining 225 aircraft were equipped with Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 224 engines. Deliveries commenced to England in September 1943 and were completed in May 1945. Average rate of production approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
North Weald Airfield, Epping, Essex, England.


Lancaster NX611


Lancaster: NX611    photos
Mark: VII

Service History:
Not assigned to Squadron strength during WWII.

Post War Service:
Aircraft was one of 22 sold to the French Aeronavale Air Force as WU-15 and was delivered in June 1952.
Flottilles : 10F, 24F, 25F.
Escadrilles: 9S, 52S, 55S
Donated to the Historic Aircraft Museum, Sydney, Australia.
Became G-ASXX and flown back the England
Became gate guardian at RAF Scampton.

Part of the third production batch of 150 aircraft built by Austin Motors Limited, Longbridge, Birmingham, England, as part of Contract No. 2827. Serial numbers in this bacth included NX611-NX648, NX661-NX703, NX715-NX758 and NX770-NX794. Deliveries commenced in April 1945 and were completed in September 1945. Average rate of production approximately 6 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Fully restored to taxiing condition and on public display at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England.


Lancaster NX622


Lancaster: NX622    photo [ by Glenn White ]
Mark: VII

Service History:
Not assigned to Squadron strength during WWII.

Post War Service:
One of 22 aircraft sold to the French Aeronavale Air Force as WU-16 and was delivered June 1952.
Flottille: 24F, 25F
Escadrille: 9S


Part of the third production batch of 150 aircraft ordered from Austin Motors Limited, Longbridge, Birmingham, England under Contract No. 2827. Serial numbers of this batch included NX611-NX648, NX661-NX703, NX715-NX758 and NX770-NX794. Deliveries commenced in April 1945 and were completed in September 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 6 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
On public display in Perth, Australia.


Lancaster NX664


Lancaster: NX664    photo
Mark: VII

Service History:
Not assigned to Squadron strength during WWII.

Post War Service:
One of 22 aircraft sold to to the French Aeronavale Air Force as WU-21 and was delivered August 1952.
Flottille: 11F, 24F, 25F
Escradrille: 9S, 52S, 55S

Part of the third production batch of 150 aircraft ordered from Austin Motors Limited, Longbridge, Birmingham, England under Contract No. 2827. Serial numbers of this batch included NX611-NX648, NX661-NX703, NX715-NX758 and NX770-NX794. Deliveries commenced in April 1945, and were completed in September 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 6 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Currently under restoration to original wartime configuration at St. Mande, France.


Lancaster NX665


Lancaster: NX665    photo [ used by permission ]
Mark: VII

Service History:
Not assigned to Squadron strength during WWII.

Post War Service:
One of 22 aircraft sold to the French Aeronavale Air Force as WU-13 and was delivered June 1952.
Flottile : 10F, 25F
Escardille: 9S, 62S, 55S, 58S

Part of the third production batch of 150 aircraft order from Austin Motors Limited, Longbridge, Birmingham, England under Contract No. 2827. Serial numbers of this batch included NX611-NX648, NX661-NX703, NX715-NX758 and NX770-NX794. Deliveries commenced April 1945 and were completed in September 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 6 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
On public display at Western Sprg. New Zealand.


Lancaster PA474


Lancaster: PA474    photo
Mark: I

Service History:
Not assigned to Squadron Stength during WWII.

Post War Service:
Converted to Mk.I Photographic Reconassiance, 82 Squadron and delivered September 1948.
Sold to Flight Refueling Ltd. and delivered August 1952.

Part of the first production batach of 235 aircraft ordered from Vicker-Armstrong Ltd., Chester, England under Contract No. 2791. Serial numbers of this batch included PA158-PA198, PA214-PA239, PA252-PA288, PA303-PA351, PA365-PA396, PA410-PA452, PA473-PA478 and PA509. 265 additional aircraft originally order in this production batch were cancelled these serial numbers including PA470-PA508, PA510-PA512, PA526-PA563, PA579-PA625, PA646-PA687, PA701-PA737, PA752-PA799 and PA816-PA835. Deliveries commenced in June 1944 and were complete in September 1945. Average rate of production was approximately 4 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Restored to flying condition and operated by the Royal Air Forces' Battle of Britian Memorial Flight stationed at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England.


Lancaster R5868


Lancaster: R5868    photo
Mark: I

Service History:
83 Squadron (OL-Q).
467 Squadron (PO-S).
Aircraft completed 136 operational sorties.

Part of the first production batch of 57 Manchester Bomber aircraft ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, England under Contract No. B108750/40. Built at the Mosley Road Works, Manchester, England. All 57 aircraft were converted on the production line, and were completed as Lancaster Mk.I's, under Contract No.982266/40. Serial numbers of this batch included R5842-R5860 and R5888-R5917. Deliveries commenced in January 1942 and were completed in September 1942. Average rate of production was approximately 7 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Aircraft has been restored to it wartime configuration and is currently on public display at The Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London, England.


Lancaster W4783


Lancaster: W4783    photo
Mark: I

Service History:
460 Squadron (AR-G).
Aircraft completed at least 90 Operations.

Post War Service:
Flown to Australia as A66-2.

Part of the second production batch of 200 aircraft ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, England, under Contract No. B69275/40. Built at the Mosley Road Works, Manchester, England. The first 170 aircraft were delivered as Mk.I's; serial numbers W4761-W4800, W4815-W4864, W4879-W4905, W4918-4967 and W4980-W4982. The remianing 30 aircraft were delivered as Mk.III's using American built Packard Rolls-Royce Merlin engines; serial numbers W4983-W5012. Deliveries commenced September 1942 and were completed May 1943. Average rate of production was approximately 6 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
On public display at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.


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Lancaster W4964


Lancaster: W4964    photo
Mark: I

Service History:
9 Squadron (WS-J).
Became ground instruction machine 4922M December 1944.
Aircraft completed 109 Operations.

Part of the second production batch of 200 aircraft ordered from Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, England, under Contract No. B629275/40. Built at the Mosley Road Works, Manchester, England. The first 170 aircraft were delivered as Mk.I's; serial numbers W4761-W4800, W4815-W4864, W4879-W4905, W4918-W4967 and W4980-W4982. The remaining 30 aircraft were delivered as Mk.III's using American built Packard Rolls-Royce Merlin engines; serial numbers W4983-W5012. Deliveries commenced in September 1942 and were completed in May 1943. Average rate of production was approximately 6 aircraft per week.

Current Location:
Remains of the Mid-fuselage section are on public display at the Newark Air Museum, Newark, England.




Bomber Command Museum of Canada