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Living Lancasters: Keeping the Legend Alive

Living Lancasters: Keeping the Legend Alive

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By (author) Jarrod Cotter

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  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 252mm x 252mm x 24mm | 980g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0750941928
  • ISBN 13: 9780750941921
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 1,308,198

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The Avro Lancaster is one of the most famous bomber aircraft of all time. At museums and airshows today, the Lancaster commands a huge audience and is always the 'star turn'. There are only two surviving airworthy Lancasters left in the world, however, and just one more in a taxable condition. Jarrod Cotter looks at four of the world's surviving Lancasters which 'come to life' in a variety of different ways. In words and pictures he describes how the RAF's last remaining Lancaster, PA474, is maintained, flown and displayed by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; how the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's FM213 is flown in civilian hands today in North America; how the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre's NX611 is taxable at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire and regularly attracts huge crowds; and how the Australian War Memorial's 'G for George' forms the centrepiece of a stunning audio-visual display called 'Striking by Night', that takes onlookers on a virtual bomber 'op' over Berlin in 1943. There is also a section devoted to all the other Lancaster survivors around the world, using photographs taken during rare and privileged access.

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Jarrod Cotter lives in Lincolnshire.