Lancaster Dimensions, Weights and Air Speeds

Dimensions
Length

69'- 6" (21.18 m) - tail up

68'-10" (20.98 m) - tail down

Height

20'- 6" ( 6.25 m) - tail up    

20'- 4" ( 6.30 m) - tail down

Wing Span 102'-0" (31.09 m)
Main Wing AREA: 1,300 sq.ft (120.80 sq.m)

Chord - at Root: 16'-0" (4.87m)

Chord - at wing tip joint: 9'-2 9/16" (2.81m)

 

Aileron Span: 17'-3 1/2" (5.27m)

Mean Chord: 2'-6" (0.762m)

Tail Plane

Area: 237 sq.ft (22.0 sq.m)

Span: 33'-0" (10.06m)

Mean Chord - including elevator: 7'-0" (2.13m)

Tail Fin and Rudder Area: 111.40 sq.ft (10.35 sq.m)
Undercarriage Track: 23'-9" (7.24 m)
 
 
 

 

Weights

Tare 36,000 lbs. (16,740 kg)
Empty Equipped 41,000 lbs. (18,600 kg)
Loaded Weight 45,000 lbs. (20,412 kg)
Normal Gross 55,000 lbs. (30,840 kg)
Max. Take-off 72,000 lbs. (32,660 kg)
 
 
 

Air Speed & Altitudes (at normal weight)

Maximum Speed

Engine @ 3000 RPM (rich mixture) - 9.0 PIS Boost

 

MS Gear: 261 mph (420 km/h) at 12,800 ft (3,904 m)

FS Gear: 260 mph (418 km/h) at 19,400 ft (5,913 m)

Economical cursing speed

Engine @ 2650 RPM (rich mixture) - 4.0 PIS Boost

 

MS Gear: 239 mph (385 km/h) at 14,600 ft (4,450 m)

FS Gear: 234 mph (376 km/h) at 21,000 ft (6,401 m)

Stalling Speed - Flaps & Undercarriage Up 95 MPH @ 60,000 lbs, 105 MPH @ 65,000 lbs
Stalling Speed - Flaps & Undercarriage Down 80 MPH @ 60,000 lbs, 85 MPH @ 65,000 lbs
Operational Ceiling Approximately 24,400 ft. (7,315 m)
Time to climb to 20,000 ft (6,100 m) 41.6 minutes
Rate of Climb 250 ft (76m) per minute
Take-off to 50 ft (15 m) at mean weight 1,550 yards (1,420 m)
Landing distance at mean weight from 50 ft (15m) 1,000 yards (915 m)