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Avro 691 Lancastrian, Nairobi, East Africa, 1947 by Colin E. Bowley

Avro 691 Lancastrian, Nairobi, East Africa, 1947
by Colin E. Bowley

Shortly after World War II was over some of the major airlines were desparately looking around for suitable aircraft so that they could resume operations.

To help solve this immediate need the Avro Aircraft Company came up with a short term solution. It was the Avro Lancastrian.

It was a conversion of the very successful Lancaster bomber. The nose and tail turrets were removed and replaced with streamlined fairings and the main cabin was converted for seating for passengers.

The Lancastrian helped a number of airlines to get back on their feet. It served with B.O.A.C, Quantas and Trans Canada airlines to name a few, but soon was replaced as more modern and suitable aircraft came along.

15 x 24 inches Acrylic

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