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Lancaster B.1 R5868 - RAF Museum, Hendon


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 Lancaster B.1 R5868 - RAF Museum, Hendon
The oldest surviving Lancaster in the world, the RAF Museum's R5868 has an enviable war record, having flown 137 operational sorties, including 8 trips to Berlin and 16 to the Ruhr. The aircraft actually started life on the Metropolitan Vickers production line in Manchester as an Avro Manchester (part of a batch ordered in 1939), but was completed as a Lancaster.
 It was delivered to 83 Squadron at RAF Scampton on 29 June 1942. Text from: http://www.lancastered627.shaunmcguire.co.uk/Surviving%20Lancasters.htm



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