Serial No:              KB848                  Mark:    X           Known Op's:  0

Current Location: National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Current Status:     Static Display – Cockpit Only

Nickname:              None Traced

Service History:

To UK 1-45, 428 Sqn, RCAF del'd 1-45 NA-G, Returned CDN 2-5-45, Mod. Mk.10 DC, PX-848

Comments:

 

c.1959/60: trials with Ryan Firebee drones under outer wings

 

c.7/55 to 2-57: AAED firebee trials

 

c.1961: spent a short while at Greenwood, NS

 

Cockpit section on display at the National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Production Data:

 

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircraft built by Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. KB700-KB999 (produced 'before' the FM-Serial batch). Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines in the first 75 aircraft; Merlin 224 engines in the subsequent aircraft. Deliveries commenced to Britain 9-43; completed 3-45 (average rate of production, approximately 4 aircraft per week). Victory Aircraft Construction Number 37149

Surviving Lancaster: KB848

 

Last Updated: July 2008