Number of pages: 144
The star of the famous 'Dambusters' raid, the Avro Lancaster also formed the backbone of the RAF's Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe during World War II. Unable to hit back on the ground, with the Lancaster, Britain could take the fight to Germany. This complete illustrated guide to one of Britain's most iconic aircraft explores its history, strengths, weaknesses and combat performance in the war that would make it legendary. Featuring stunning artwork and contemporary photographs, this book reveals how the Lancaster became the RAF's most successful heavy bomber of the war, and a symbol of British resistance and air power.