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Lancaster
Aircraft Type: Bomber
Description Heavy bomber with a crew of 7/8
Structure All metal stressed-skin construction
Manufacturer AV Roe & Co ltd Manchester. Sub contracted by Armstrong Whitworth. Austin, Metropolitan-Vickers and Vickers Armstrong (Chester and Castle Bromwich
Specification
Powerplant: Four Rolls-Royce Merlin 20, 22 28 or 38
Performance
Max Speed (mph): 287 mph at 11,500
Cruising Speed (mph): 210 mph
Range : With 14,000 lb. Bomb load = 1,660 miles . With 22,000 lb bomb load = 1,040 miles
Service Ceiling : 24,500 ft
Dimensions
Wingspan 102 ft.
Wing Area: 1,297 sq ft
Length 69 ft. 6 ins
Height 20 ft 4 ins
Weights
Empty Weight 36,457 lb
Weight Loaded 70,000 lb with 22,000 bomb load
   
Weaponry
Gun Armament. Two 0.303 Browning machine guns in nose turret. Two in dorsal turret and four in tail turret. Bomb loads various up to max of one 22,000 lb or 12,000 lb. deep penetration bombs
   
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