Surviving Lancaster: FM159
Last Updated: July 2008
Serial No: FM159 Mark:X Known Op's: 0
Current Location: Nanton, Alberta, Canada
Current Status: Static Display – with at least one engine running.
Not able to Taxi.
Nickname: None Traced
To UK 5-45, 32 MU St. Athan del'd 5-45, Returned CDN 1-9-45, Stored Pearce Albertea, Stored at Fort Macloed, Alberta del's 18-3-46. Mod. Mk.10 MR c.1952, 407 Sqn RX-159, 103 RU (Rescue Unit), Stored at Vulcan, Alberta, Sold to Geroge White, Howie Armstrong, Fred Garratt for $513 and moved to Nanton, Alberta.
08/60: Purchased from Vulcan Air Base and moved to Nanton, Alberta 1960.
05/91: Relocated into Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum in May 1991, currently under minor restoration to wartime configuration, it is hoped that the aircraft can be returned to a taxi-able condition with engines running. Total airframe hours when sold 2,068..
Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft (from an order of 200) built by Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. FM100-FM229, (aircraft built 'after' KB-Serial batch). Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines. Majority of aircraft shipped to Britain between 3-45 and 5-45, some of which served with RCAF Squadrons in Britain and most flown back to Canada in 8-45. Victory Aircraft Construction Number 3360