Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd.

Mancshester and Lancaster Production Data

 

Updated: August 2010

 

Plant:

Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Mosley Road, Manchester

 

Type:

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

S/N Range:

ME554-ME596, ME613-ME650, ME663-ME704, ME717-ME759,

ME773-ME814 and ME827-ME868

Data:

Part of the fourth production batch of 250 aircraft built by Metropolitan-VIckers Ltd., Mosley Road, Manchester, as part of Contract No. 2221 and Works Order No. G.O.122700 placed in 1942 (all aircraft were completed as Mk.Is, and seven aircraft converted to Mk.III's in service). ME554-ME596, ME613-ME650, ME663-ME704, ME717-ME759, ME773-ME814 and ME827-ME868. Deliveries commenced 11-43; completed 1-44 (average rate of production, approximately 21 aircraft per week).

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

PD198-PD239, PD252-PD296, PD309-PD349, PD361-PD404 and PD417-PD444

Data:

Part of the fifth production batch of 200 aircraft built by Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Mosley Road, Manchester, as part of Contract No. 2221. PD198-PD239, PD252-PD296, PD309-PD349, PD361-PD404 and PD417-PD444. Deliveries commenced 6/44; completed 12/44 (average rate of production, approximately 7 aircraft per week.)

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

RA500-RA547, RA560-RA607, RA623-RA627 and RA787-RA806.

Data:

Part of the sixth production batch of 250 aircraft built by Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd., Mosley Road, Manchester, under Contract No. 2221. 121 aircraft completed as Lancaster Mk.BI : RA500-RA547, RA560-RA607, RA623-RA627 and RA787-RA806. Deliveries commenced 12/44; completed 6/45 (average rate of production, approximately 5 aircraft per week.).

 

Balance of order RA628-655 completed as Lincoln Mk.BI (January to September 1945), RA656-RA658, RA661-RA-693 and RA709-RA724 completed as Lincoln Mk.BII (September 1945 to December 1945). The Last 7 Lancaster and 11 Lincoln's were transferred, un-assembled, to completion at Vickers-Armstrong, Chester.

 

Serial Numbers RA725-RA749 and RA763-RA786 believed to been ordered as Lincoln’s were cancelled outright.

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 – Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

SW243-SW279

Data:

Part of the seventh production batch of 37 aircraft built by Metropolitan-VIckers Ltd., Mosley Road, Manchester, as part of Contract No. 2221. SW243-SW279. Deliveries commenced 11/44; completed 12/44 (average rate of production, approximately 4 aircraft per week.)