The Avro Lancaster is a heavy bomber developed by the British during the Second World War and built in very large numbers – 7,377 had taken to the skies by the time the Avro Lincoln replaced it.
The overwhelming majority of Lancasters were powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines – arguably one of the best aero-engines that existed anywhere in the world at the time, as was evidenced by the fact that the Americans borrowed the design for the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Kittyhawk fighters.
If you’d like to read more about the history of the Avro Lancaster you can click here and if you’d like to download the above wallpaper you can click here. There’s also a high-DPI/high-resolution version if you’d like to have it printed as a poster, which you can click on below to download.
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