LEGACY

JONATHAN GARRAWAY EXAMINES HOW THE LANCASTER BECAME THE FOUNDER OF A FAMILY

Forward passenger cabin of a York, looking towards the cockpit.
Lincoln B.2s tail-chasing. In the foreground is RE397 which served only with 148 Squadron from Upwood. It was written off on take-off from Wittering on Septmber 5, 1953 a mainwheel tyre burst and it swung violently, whipping off the undercarriage.ALL KEY COLLECTION UNLESS NOTED

Designer Roy Chadwick was a past master at taking an airframe and making it work hard. Different engines, new roles, aerodynamic tweaks were all investigated and, if found to be advantageous, a new variant was born and the family extended.

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