A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd.

Mancshester and Lancaster Production Data

 

Updated: August 2010

 

Plant:

A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd. – Yeadon, Yorkshire

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I & Mk. III

S/N Range:

LM301-LM310 LM311-LM346, LM359-LM395, LM417-LM448, LM450-LM493, LM508-LM552, LM569-LM599, LM615-LM658, LM671-LM697 and LM713-LM756

Data:

Part of the fifth production batch of 350 aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Yeadon, Yorkshire (being the second part of Contract No. 1807, and the first part of Works Order No. 8589). First 10 aircraft LM301-LM310 built as Mk.I's, the remainder built as Mk.III's: LM311-LM346, LM359-LM395, LM417-LM448, LM450-LM493, LM508-LM552, LM569-LM599, LM615-LM658, LM671-LM697 and LM713-LM756. Deliveries commenced 11-42; completed 10-44 (average rate of production, approximately 3.6 aircraft per week).

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I & Mk. III

S/N Range:

ME295-ME337, ME350-ME395, ME417-ME458, ME470-ME503 and ME517-ME551

Data:

Part of the sixth production batch of 200 aircraft (44 Mk.I's and 156 Mk.III's) ordered in 1942 and built by A.V.Roe & Co. Ltd., Yeadon and Woodford, under Contract No. 2010 and part of Works Order No. 8589. ME295-ME337, ME350-ME395, ME417-ME458, ME470-ME503 and ME517-ME551. Deliveries commenced 10-44; completed 3-45 (average rate of production 10 aircraft per week).

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

RE115-RE140, RE153-RE188, RE200-RE222 and RE225-RE226

Data:

Part of the production batch of 700 ordered from A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Yeadon, under Contract No. 1807 and Works Order No. 8545. 87 aircraft completed as Lancaster MK. I with Merlin 224 engines: RE115-RE140, RE153-RE188, RE200-RE222 and RE225-RE226. Deliveries commenced 3/45; completed 6/45 (average rate of production, approximately 7 aircraft per week.).

An additional 15 Lancasters RE100-RE114 were cancelled.

Remainder of order placed as Lincoln, 50 as Mk. BI RE227-RE268 AND RE281-RE288 delivered from March 1945 to July 1945, 112 as Mk.BII : RE289-RE325, RE338-RE380, RE393-RE424 delivered from July 1945 to April 1946. Balance of order cancelled: RE425-RE435, RE449-RE493, RE518-RE561, RE575-RE605, RE621-RE670, RE683-RE726, RE740-RE785, RE798-RE839, RE853-RE895, RE918-RE995, RE967-RE999 and RF111-RF119.

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. III

S/N Range:

SW319-SW345 and SW358-SW377

Data:

Production batch 47 aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Yeadon, as part of Contract No. 1807 and Works Order No. 8545. SW319-SW345 and SW358-SW377. Deliveries commenced 6/45; completed 9/45 (average rate of production, approximately 4 aircraft per week.)

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. III

S/N Range:

TX263-TX273 and TX283-TX290

Data:

Part of the production batch of 19 aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Yeadon. 11 aircraft completed at Lancaster Mk.III with Merlin 224 engines: TX263-TX273. Deliveries commenced 8-9-45; completed 31-10-45 (average rate of production, approximately 2 aircraft per week.).

 

8 completed as Lancastrian Mk. C.IV : TX283-290. Deliveries commenced 8-3-46; completed 2-4-46.