Avro (AV Roe) / Armstrong Whitworth - UK
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Avro Lancaster B.Mk I production variant)
4 x Rolls-Royce Merlin XX V12 water-cooled, inline piston engines developing 1,280 horsepower each driving three-bladed propeller units.
(462 kph | 249 kts)
(7,470 m | 5 mi)
(4,070 km | 7,538 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
2 x 0.303 caliber (7.7mm) Browning machine guns in nose turret.
2 x 0.303 caliber (7.7mm) Browning machine guns in dorsal turret.
4 x 0.303 caliber (7.7mm) Browning machine guns in tail turret.
4,000lb to 22,000lb of internal ordnance (conventional drop bombs) or specialized mission equipment (22,000lb Grand Slam, 12,000lb "Tallboy" or 9,250lb "Upkeep" bombs).
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's inherent combat value. Rating takes into account weapons support / versatility, available hardpoints, and total carrying capability to produce a combined numerical value.
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This entry's maximum listed speed (287mph).
Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
Avro Lancaster B.Mk I operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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