Avro Lancaster 1945-1964

In British, Canadian and French Military Service

Martin Derry, Neil Robinson

The Avro Lancaster, such a stalwart of the skies during the Second World War, also enjoyed a colorful and exciting postwar career. It is this era that the authors have chosen to focus on here, profiling the aircraft type across its many variants. Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history of the Avro Lanca
Date Published :
February 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
FlightCraft
Illustration :
180 Photos, 20 Full-color Profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473827240
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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The Avro Lancaster, such a stalwart of the skies during the Second World War, also enjoyed a colorful and exciting postwar career. It is this era that the authors have chosen to focus on here, profiling the aircraft type across its many variants.

Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history of the Avro Lancaster's postwar operational career (from 1945-1964) charting the course of all the various design improvements that occurred across this timeframe and including a selection of contemporary photographs with detailed captions. A 16-page color illustration section also features, profiling 48 separate aircraft (in profiles and 2-views). A model-making section completes this publication, offering exciting new instructional content.

As with the other books in the Flight Craft series, whilst published primarily with the scale aircraft modeler in mind, it is hoped that those readers who might perhaps describe themselves as 'occasional' modelers – if indeed they model at all – may also find that this colorful and informative work offers something to provoke their interests too.

About The Author
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Martin Derry has been involved in compiling, editing, assisting-in and writing about aviation-related books and publications for over 30 years and has brought a wealth of knowledge of the aircraft types and the colors that they flew in to enhance the Flight Craft series, having compiled and authored several books in the range. He has several more books under production and in preparation for future FlightCraft titles.

Neil Robinson has been involved in compiling, editing, assisting-in and writing about aviation-related books and publications for over 30 years and has brought a wealth of knowledge of the aircraft types and the colors that they flew in to enhance the Flight Craft series, having compiled and authored several books in the range. He has several more books under production and in preparation for future Flight Craft titles.

REVIEWS
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"...What I absolutely found interesting is the, although summarized, story about the developments of the for his time heavy bombers. In six weeks – yes, six weeks! – a two engine Manchester bomber (3 tail fins and 24 cylinders(!) Rolls Royce Vulture engines) was rebuild into a 4 engines Lancaster with 2 tail fins. The chosen engine type for his was the 12 cylinder Rolls Royce Merlin, with which also the Spitfire flew. Then the Top of the Pop under the engines! Note: when the Americans developed the Mustang, they had to ask the British for help (RR Merlin engines).The by then in the VS by Packard developed engines could not come close.
Conclusive: model makers, for you a real candy box with Lancaster details. There even is an overview of construction box manufacturers admitted, with the by them delivered design variations."

- Aviation Book Reviews

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