Vickers-Armstrong

Mancshester and Lancaster Production Data

 

Updated: August 2010

 

Plant:

Vickers-Armstrong - Castle Bromwich

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 ā€“ Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

HK535-HK579, HK593-HK628, HK644-HK664, HK679-HK710,

HK728-HK773 and HK787-HK80

Data:

Part of the first production batch ordered from Vickers-Armstrong Limited, Castle Bromwich, on 30-9-41 (originally Mk. II's, changed to Mk. III's on 13-2-43, and ultimately to Mk. Iā€™s on 28-4-43), under Contract No. 1336. HK535-HK579, HK593-HK628, HK644-HK664, HK679-HK710, HK728-HK773 and HK787-HK806. Deliveries commenced 12-43; completed 2-45 (average rate of production, slightly less than 4 aircraft per week).

 

Type:

Avro Type 683 ā€“ Lancaster Mk. I

S/N Range:

PP663-PP695, PP713-PP758 and PP772- PP793-PP806, PP820-PP866 and PP880-PP918.

Data:

Part of the second production batch of 200 aircraft built by Vickers-Armstrong  Ltd., Castle Bromwich, under Contract No. 1336. PP663-PP695, PP713-PP758 and PP772-PP792. Deliveries commenced 2/45; completed 8/45 (average rate of production, approximately 4 aircraft per week).

 

Of the original order only 99 aircraft were produced, the final 101 aircraft being cancelled: serial numbers PP793-PP806, PP820-PP866 and PP880-PP918.