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Avro Lancaster Photograph

1940s bomber seen at former RAF Westhampnett airfield

This is one of 170+ images of classic aircraft and cars that I took at the September 2004 Circuit Revival meeting at Goodwood, in Sussex, which during WW2 was an operational RAF airfield. Postwar the perimeter track was used for motor racing, and the Goodwood circuit was born. [Goodwood images]

The restored Avro aeroplane on this page was photographed over the 3 day Revival weekend at Goodwood, which always has a large vintage aircraft contingent supporting the historic racing. This camouflage Lancaster is a bomber of the type often seen at aerodromes and airfields years ago.

You'll find many more restored classic aircraft photos similar to this Avro Lancaster elsewhere on Classic Wheels, just have a look at the left hand menu. If you are a collector of Avro Lancaster memorabilia, or are looking other info on this historic 1940s Avro plane, see the list of related aeronautica on sale today at the ebay auction site - click here to have a look at the Lancaster airplane items on sale today.

The picture shown here is of a camouflage Lancaster (photo #161 in this set of photographs taken at the 2004 Revival). You can read more about the event here: Goodwood review.

Further notes on Lancaster built by Avro in the 1940s era:

The Lancaster was developed during WW2 when a need was identified for a long range heavy duty bomber. Avro's first design - the 2 engined Manchester - wasn't really up to the job so Chadwick set to work again and the Lancaster with its 4 Rolls Royce Merlin engines was the result.

1940s Avro bomber - the classic Lancaster

Avro Lancaster
To buy items relating to the Lancaster from Avro, the auction items below may be of interest, all of which are on sale right now on eBay, and can be bid on today. All prices are shown in US$ for clarity, but many lots are actually in the UK and being listed in £sterling.

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