Avro Lancaster: Britain's Greatest Wartime Bomber
Midland Publishing | 2008 | ISBN-10: 1857803051 | ISBN-13: 978 857802696 | English | 144 Pages | PDF | 52,8 MB
The Avro Lancaster is one of the most well known and revered aircraft in aviation history. The RAF's heavy bomber was developed during the early years of World War 2 when Britain's only means of taking the offensive to Germany was through the Royal Air Force's strategic night-bombing campaign. The first Lancaster mission was in 1942, and the aircraft was an instant success. Powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, its performance outstripped its rivals. By the end of the war, the aircraft had carried out 156,000 missions and dropped over 600,000 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 51 million incendiary bombs.