Aircraft Photo of DS778 | Avro 683 Lancaster B2 | UK - Air Force | #7675
Registration / Serial:DS778
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 683 Lancaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 683/691 Lancaster/Lancastrian
Aircraft Version:Avro 683 Lancaster B2
C/n (msn):
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1943
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 7675
Photo Comment

The vast majority of Lancasters were powered by the inline Merlin engine. This is one of 200 powered by the Bristol Hercules radial engine. They were built in 1942/43 by Armstrong Whitworth as an insurance against shortages of Merlins. DS778 was flown by 408 (Canadian) Squadron based at RAF Balderton, Notts. It was lost on a raid on Kassel on 23 October 1943. From AWA 60 years ago.

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