A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd.

Mancshester and Lancaster Production Data

 

Updated: August 2010

 

Plant:

A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd. – Unknown Location

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

W4102-W4140, W4154-W4201, W4230-W4279, W4301-W4340 and W4355-W4394; 248 aircraft cancelled W4385-W4400, W4414-W4463, W4481-W4524, W4537-W4586, W4600-W4641 and W4655-W4700

Data:

Part of the third production batch of 455 aircraft ordered from A.V.Roe & Co. Ltd., as part of Contract No. B69274/40 (as extended) under Works No. 7671.

 

207 aircraft delivered with Merlin XX or XXII engines W4102-W4140, W4154-W4201, W4230-W4279, W4301-W4340 and W4355-W4394;

 

248 aircraft cancelled W4385-W4400, W4414-W4463, W4481-W4524, W4537-W4586, W4600-W4641 and W4655-W4700. Deliveries commenced 7-42, completed 11-42; average rate of production 13 aircraft per week.

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. III

S/N Range:

ND324-ND368, ND380-ND425, ND438-ND479, ND492-ND538, ND551-ND597, ND613-ND658, ND671-ND715, ND727-ND768, ND781-ND826, ND839-ND882, ND895-ND936, ND948-ND996,

 

NE112-NE151, NE163-NE181

Data:

Part of the eighth production batch of 600 aircraft built by A.V.Roe & Co. Ltd., being the third part of Contract No. 1807 and the second part of Works Order No. 8545. ND324-ND368, ND380-ND425, ND438-ND479, ND492-ND538, ND551-ND597, ND613-ND658, ND671-ND715, ND727-ND768, ND781-ND826, ND839-ND882, ND895-ND936, ND948-ND996, NE112-NE151, NE163-NE181. Deliveries commenced 12-43; completed 5/44 (average rate of production, approximately 25 aircraft per week).

 

5 aircraft converted to Lancaster Mk.VI after leaving Manufacturers.