The Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most famous and successful heavy bomber of the Second World War. Used predominantly at night, 'Lancs' dropped 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties in the period 1942-1945. Some of these missions were incredibly daring – notably the 'dambusters' raid of 617 squadron on the Ruhr valley dams in May 1943. The success of such operations was testament both to the rugged, reliable qualities of this amazing aircraft and the bravery and skill of the pilots, navigators, bombardiers, flight engineers and gunners that crewed it. They relied on their training and experience, supplemented by various pamphlets and manuals that were produced throughout the war. Supplemented with illustrative plans and diagrams, this fascinating pocket manual provides a unique insight into the wartime operation of this famous aircraft.
The Official Air Publication for the Lancaster Mk I and III, 1942-1945
Author: Michael A. Fopp
Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
The most famous British bomber of World War II, the Avro Lancaster flew on many famous raids--the "Dambusters" Raid, the daylight raid on Augsburg, and the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz. The Lancaster Manual is reprinted from the official manuals originally produced by the Air Ministry for the personnel who actually flew and maintained the aircraft. Includes technical details, instructions for ground crews, handling and flying notes, electrical and radio equipment, airframe design, and armament. A uniquely authoritative reference source on the Lancaster Marks I and III.