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Avro Lancaster aircraft under construction at the A V Roe & Co Ltd factory at Woodford in Cheshire, 1943. Despite constant losses in air battle over Germany, new production meant that the numbers of aircraft available were always increasing.:

Avro Lancaster aircraft under construction at the A V Roe & Co Ltd factory at Woodford in Cheshire, 1943. Despite constant losses in air battle over Germany, new production meant that the numbers of aircraft available were always increasing.:

Avro Lancaster R5868 'S' Photograph of Avro Lancaster R5868 'S' for Sugar, surrounded by her crew and other members of No. 467 Squadron RAF after the aircraft had completed 100 operational flights

Avro Lancaster R5868 'S' Photograph of Avro Lancaster R5868 'S' for Sugar, surrounded by her crew and other members of No. 467 Squadron RAF after the aircraft had completed 100 operational flights

RAAF Lancaster bombing up. The engine mounting used for the Merlin on the Lancaster was originally developed for a Merlin powered Bristol Beaufighter, but was used when Manchester's wing was stretched to accommodate an extra engine. On the the remaining flying examples the same exhaust for the Merlin is used as on the Spitfire, but in this wartime photo it is possible to see the anti flash manifold.

RAAF Lancaster bombing up. The engine mounting used for the Merlin on the Lancaster was originally developed for a Merlin powered Bristol Beaufighter, but was used when Manchester's wing was stretched to accommodate an extra engine. On the the remaining flying examples the same exhaust for the Merlin is used as on the Spitfire, but in this wartime photo it is possible to see the anti flash manifold.

LAC E Turner paints the 65th 'raid completed' symbol onto the nose of an Avro Lancaster B Mark III

LAC E Turner paints the 65th 'raid completed' symbol onto the nose of an Avro Lancaster B Mark III