Avro Lancaster

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Was the Manchester Avro's greatest failure?

Aeroplane’s latest in-depth Database focuses on the Avro bomber whose engines, rather than airframe, were deeply flawed

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What made Avro's Roy Chadwick such a design genius?

It is now 75 years since British aviation lost one of its greatest names. The death of Avro chief designer Roy Chadwick in the crash of the prototype Tudor II robbed the industry of a true visionary, whose creations spanned the eras from the pioneers to the jet bomber age

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Legendary test pilot Alex Henshaw on flying the Lancaster

The Vickers-Armstrongs plant at Castle Bromwich turned out 305 Lancasters during World War Two. In a feature first published in Aeroplane’s September 1983 issue,  test pilot Alex Henshaw recalled flying the first of them — and the machinations leading up to it

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Avro Lancaster Cutaway Poster

Download and view Aeroplane's Lancaster cutaway poster

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Lancaster review: veterans’ memories of a mighty aircraft

How best to translate the visceral power of the Avro Lancaster to the screen?

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IN PICTURES: Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere

All eyes were on Old Warden as the Shuttleworth Collection opened its doors in fine style with its traditional Season Premiere. Key.Aero presents a selection of images depicting the wide range of aircraft that took part in the airshow

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Latest BBMF boss Sqn Ldr Mark ‘Suggs’ Sugden interview

James Peene met with the latest officer in charge of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. In the first of a BBMF two-part feature, here’s what Sqn Ldr Mark ‘Suggs’ Sugden had to say about his role

Historic Aviation Quiz: BBMF edition!

You may have watched our recent video series, where Key Aero was given a guided tour of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Now, we're bringing you a quiz to see how carefully you were watching those videos...

BBMF Avro Lancaster Tour

Squadron Leader Clive Rowley MBE gives Key Aero a tour of PA474

BBMF Hangar Tour

With flying activities curtailed for the winter months, there's still plenty going on behind the scenes at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight…