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Story: Eight-Four Aircraft Restoration

landcaster

The preservation of military  aircraft is both  an  expensive undertaking and a  labour of love.  Only two Lancaster Bombers  are certified to fly in Canada  they have been restored which  are the BOBM and the Mynarski Memorial Lancasters.  Only four exist in the world.

The Avro Lancaster was a heavy bomber introduced in 1942 and used by the RAF and RCAF and 7,377 were built at a cost of 45,000  pounds

Listen to BBC  Broadcast aboard a Lancaster over Berlin

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It delivered 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties ued mainly at night and is famous for the Dam Busters precision bombing.(  See  Story Sevety Two: Engineering feats

https://oshawaremembers.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/story-seventy-two-engineering-feats/

The Malton  Ontario plant produced the Lancaster B X a  total of 430 units using Packard built Merlin engines.

See:   http://en.wickipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Lancaster

for more information

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH55dwlDVPE

CanadianWarplane Heritage Museum

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the aircraft used by Canadians or Canada’s Military from the beginning of World War II up to the present. The Museum’s collection includes aircraft that really fly and several that remain on static display and are interactive workshops.

http://www.warplane.com/pages/aircraft.html

Canadian Warplane Heritage
9280 Airport Road
Mount Hope, Ontario
Canada
L0R 1W0

Contact: museum@warplane.com
Phone: (905) 679-4183

Fax: (905) 679-4186

soundslide7

A short slideshow of the Liberty Belle  B17 bomber which has been restored and is flying in various parts of the US demonstrating the “Fighting Fortress”  capacity

http://extras.montereyherald.com/slideshows/liberty0327/index.html

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