April 1942. The Lancaster Bomber

Last week we accepted the invitation of the Ministry of Aircraft Production to see in production and in the air the latest addition to the Bomber Command aircraft, the Lancaster heavy bomber designed and built by AV Roe and Co Ltd. Recently Mr Winston Chu

The Lancaster Bomber

Last week we accepted the invitation of the Ministry of Aircraft Production to see in production and in the air the latest addition to the Bomber Command aircraft, the Lancaster heavy bomber designed and built by AV Roe and Co Ltd. Recently Mr Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister, spoke of the unprecedented ordeal which German cities and towns will have to withstand by bombing in the coming months, and it will be in the enforcement and maintenance of this ordeal that the Lancaster will play an ever-increasing role.

In this new bomber the United Nations have a vehicle of aerial destruction unparalleled in the history of the world, and to be produced in such numbers that it will rapidly take its place in the forefront of the weapons which will bring victory to the Allied cause.

1942 The Lancaster Bomber