Squadron Signal Pub. 5563 Lancaster Bomber Walk Around
The Avro Lancaster was unquestionably the finest all-around performer within RAF Bomber Command during the air war against Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1945. The Lancaster flew no fewer than 156,000 individual sorties and dropped more than 600,000 tons of explosives and incendiaries, playing a leading role in bringing Hitler's Reich to its knees.
Known for its greenhouse cockpit, turret nose, twin tail, and 33-foot long bomb bay the Lancaster took part in Air Chief Marshall Harris's 'Operation Gomorrah' in July 1943, in which Germany's industrial center of Hamburg was devastated by round-the-clock bombing raids. In the thick of the air war, the Lancasters also paid a high price - 3,437 were lost in action. The work is enhanced by the fact that the authorís uncle survived 36 operations as a bomb aimer aboard a Lancaster of No 49 Squadron.
Illustrated with 200 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings. Mackay; 80 pages.
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