Historic Aviation Quiz: The Avro Lancaster

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Question 1 of 10

From what aeroplane did Avro develop the Lancaster?

Avro 641 Commodore
Avro 679 Manchester
Avro 691 Lancastrian 
Avro 706 Ashton

Question 2 of 10

What was the name given to the engine installation adopted by Avro for the Lancaster?

Historic Quiz - December 1, 2022

‘Power-egg’
‘Merlin Install’
‘Engine in place’
‘Interwing outboard’

Question 3 of 10

Who was at the controls of the prototype of what would become the Lancaster for its maiden flight on January 9, 1941?

Historic Quiz - December 1, 2022

Gp Capt Hugh 'Willie' Wilson
Wg Cdr Roland 'Roly' Falk
Janusz ‘Zura’ Zurakowski
Capt Harry ‘Sam’ Brown

Question 4 of 10

True of false – The Soviet Navy operated a number of Lancaster?

TRUE
FALSE
X
X

Question 5 of 10

How many intact examples of the Lancaster are known to exist today?

Historic Quiz - December 1, 2022

3
34
17
5

Question 6 of 10

Of the 7,377 Lancaster built, how many were lost in action?

3,249
4,567
6,531
1,472

Question 7 of 10

How many Victoria Crosses were awarded to Lancaster crewmen during World War Two?

Historic Quiz - December 1, 2022

13
56
10
31

Question 8 of 10

On what date did the Royal Canadian Air Force retire the last of its Lancasters?

Historic Quiz - December 1, 2022

 

May 1, 1944
January 1, 1970
September 1, 1950
April 1, 1964

Question 9 of 10

How many civilian operators are known to have flown the Lancaster?

9
13
3
21

Question 10 of 10

Taking to the air for the first time in October 1941, what was the serial of the first production Lancaster?

ME559
ED888
L7527
PA474

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