Serial No:              R5868                Mark:    I            Known Op's:  137

Current Location: RAF Museum, Hendon, London, England

Current Status:     Static Display – museum   

Nickname:              Devils of the Air

Service History:

83 Sqn OL-Q, 467 Sqn, RAAF PO-S





Production Data:

Part of the first production batch of 57 aircraft ordered from Metropolitan-VIckers Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester (originally ordered under Contract No. B108750/40 as Manchesters but completed as Lancasters), under Contract No. 982266/40 and built at the Mosley Road Works, Manchester. R5842-R5868 and R5888-R5917. Deliveries commenced 1-42; completed 9-42 (average rate of production, approximately 7 aircraft per month).

Surviving Lancaster: R5868


Last Updated: October 2008

Above R5868 on display at Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London, England

Two images of R5868 at RAF Scampton c. 1964 while on display at the airfield's main gate