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Type sheet: avlan

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk I
Long range bomber, United Kingdom, 1942

[Technical Data] [Expo/Images] - [ Avro] [ Bombers 1939-1945]


The Lancaster was derived from the Avro Manchaster.
It was became the standard bomber of the RAF during
WW II. Some 7000 were build of all models. After the
war, several were in use as transports, sea sureil-
lance aircraft etc.


Sizes and weights

Total Length :

69.488 ft

21.180 m


Greatest height :

20.013 ft

6.100 m


Wingspan :

102.001 ft

31.090 m


Wing area :

1296.954 sqft

120.490 qm


Max take off weight :

70013.2 lbs

31752.0 kg


Weight empty :

36907.3 lbs

16738.0 kg


Performance data

Max. speed :

249 kts

462 km/h


Cruising speed :

183 kts

338 km/h


Service ceiling :

24606 ft

7500 m


Cruising altitude :

20013 ft

6100 m


Wing load :

54.12 lbs/ft2

264.00 kg/qm


Range :

2199 nm

4072 km



Kind :



Type :

Rolls Royce Merlin XXIV


Power rating (max.) :

1618 hp

1640 ps


Count :




Total power rating (max.) :

6470 hp

6560 ps



Crew :







Armament :

10* MG 7,7mm, 8185 kg Bomben




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