Aircraft Photo of R5868 | Avro 683 Lancaster B1 | UK - Air Force | #45268
Registration / Serial:R5868
Military Code:PO-S
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 683 Lancaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
Aircraft Version:Avro 683 Lancaster B1
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Hendon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Collection:RAF Museum Hendon / London
Photo Date:4 July 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 45268
Photo Comment

From a total of over 7,300 Lancasters produced during WWII only 35 completed more than 100 combat missions. The highest number (140) was achieved by ED888, yet she was tragically not selected for preservation and scrapped during Jan. 1947. The venerable R5868 flew 137 combat missions making her the most successful Lancaster still extant.

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