8 September 2014

Lancaster Mk.I & Updated Lancaster Mk.III

The Avro Lancaster – a British four-engined heavy bomber in service with the Royal Air Force from 1942. The Lancaster Mk.I was equipped with “Merlin” XX, 22 or 24 engines. Defensive armament were 8 guns mounted in three turrets – 2 “Browning” MG’s mounted in the nose and upper turrets and 4 in the tail. Standard bomb load – 8000 lbs (3630 kg). Crew – 7 . A total of 3440 Mk 1 Lancaster’s were built.

shot 2014.08.23 04.49.51Lancaster Mk.III rear turret mg 4 303's replaced by 2 50 calibre browning's in new version: shot 2014.08.23 04.52.21 shot 2014.08.23 05.26.54 shot 2014.08.23 05.28.31

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