The Avro Lancaster heavy bomber was one of the most powerful and revered aircraft of World War II. Its ability to carry heavy bomb loads through the night skies of Europe is legendary and its use by No 617 Squadron on the famous Dambusters raid ensured it a prime position in aviation history.
The Avro Lancaster was a direct four-engined development of the Avro Manchester. The airplane eventually carried the heaviest bomb dropped during the war, the 22,000-pound Grand Slam.
7,366 Avro Lancasters were built, and they flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs during the war.
Profiles, photographs and specification details are included.
The Avro Lancaster book is published as part of the Combat Legend series which is the perfect introduction for the general reader, enthusiast and modeler alike wishing to find a succinct yet detailed introduction to the design and history of the aircraft that have made history.