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Avro Lancaster technical report and letter

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 1986-08-12-A
The Avro Lancaster technical report and letter is a small collection of textual materials about the Avro Lancaster from 1942. The collection includes one bound volume with information about the Avro Lancaster bomber including a general description, information on the Merlin and Hercules engines, technical data, plans and elevation drawings, and proposed bomb placement diagrams. The plans and elevation drawings are folded into the volume but unfold to dimensions of about 29x39 inches. A "secret" letter from R. Chadwick of A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd. to Clyde Pangborne dated October 14th, 1942 sent with the report explains that the material in the technical report should be used with discretion. There is also an enclosed memo which includes information on design features and production data.


  • 1942


  • Avro (Organization)

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.25 Cubic Feet (1 half-width legal-size document box)

Historical Note: Avro

Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer founded in 1910 by Alliott Verdon Roe and active until 1963 when the company was absorbed into Hawker Siddeley Aviation. Its designs included the Avro 504, World War I-era trainer; the Avro Lancaster bomber, which was used during the Second World War; and the delta wing Avro Vulcan.


  • Avro (Organization)
Guide to the Avro Lancaster technical report and letter
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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