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
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
The Malton Ontario plant produced the Lancaster B X a total of 430 units using Packard built Merlin engines.
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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.
Canadian Warplane Heritage
9280 Airport Road
Mount Hope, Ontario
Phone: (905) 679-4183
Fax: (905) 679-4186
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