Twin Engine Avro Manchester : Predecessor of the Lancaster

Avro Manchester Twin Engine Bomber

“The Avro Manchester was a heavy-bomber that first flew on 25 July 1939. To all intents and purposes the aircraft was regarded as a failure. The Manchester’s two engines were woefully underpowered and regularly broke down, limiting the aircraft’s operational capability. Despite the notorious engine problems Avro persisted with the design and the Manchester went into production in 1940, entering service with Bomber Command’s 207 Squadron in November of that year.”

Extract from Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters by Richard Edwards Continue reading “Twin Engine Avro Manchester : Predecessor of the Lancaster”