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Updated: February 2010
Lancaster: Picture Archive
No. 57 Squadron, RAF Lancaster W5008 "DX-B"
Borrowed by 617 Squadron and shown at RAF Blida in Africa on July 17th 1943, after attacking power stations in Italy during a shuttle raid.
Two unidentified Lancaster's
Note: the Lancaster on the right has no guns in the front turret, this may indicate that the aircraft was not scheduled for operations at the time of the photo being taken. As the aircraft's guns were remove to be cleaned and stored in the Squadron armoury and only installed prior to operations.
No. 428 Squadron, RCAF, Lancaster
What appear to be brand new Lancaster Mk.I's
Bulged bomb doors to allow for the carrying of large bomb types.
The circular disc just forward of the bombs doors is the glass opening for the bomb camera.
The Square opening in the wing leading edge is the air intake for the cabin heating.
Obviously being the center of attention at some form of parade or ceremony.
Possibly first Canadian made Mk.X KB700
A Lysander and Anson can be seen in the background
Unknown 101 Squadron, Lancaster Mk. I
probably at Ludford magna
Note: the ABC aerials along the top of the fuselage
(Ground crew performing engine maintenance)
Unknown Lancaster Mk. I
Lancaster Prototype DG595
Mid-Lower Turret is installed
Now-Air-Deflector around Mid-Upper Turret
Lancaster Line Up at an unknown airfield
Some reference has been traced to this being a line up prior to the last operation being flown.
Lancaster Mk. I PB752
shown while attached to Dunlop for trials of its solid 'Compacta' tyres.
Lancaster Mk.I R5868
467 Sqn, RAAF PO-S