How many different variations of the Avro Lancaster are there?

  • $\begingroup$ Section 4 of the Wikipedia page you linked gives the variants. Oh - I've just checked the revision history and see that the link was added by Pondlife so it appears that you did zero research. $\endgroup$ – Transistor Dec 22 '18 at 10:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Transistor if I recall correctly, the meta doesn't say people can't ask a question just because it is easily referenced elsewhere. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/8724/… $\endgroup$ – Ryan Mortensen Dec 23 '18 at 14:48
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    $\begingroup$ If you think the answer is easily located, then locate it easily, and answer it. $\endgroup$ – Ryan Mortensen Dec 23 '18 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Ryan: The article is already linked in the question. No matter what the rules say it's just lazy to ask here without looking it up first. If the OP can't be bothered then why should we? $\endgroup$ – Transistor Dec 23 '18 at 14:59

There were twenty-three different variants, according to Wikipedia:

British-built variants (13)

  • Ten combat variants (B.I, B.I Special, B.I (FE), B.II, B.III, B.III Special, B.IV [Lincoln B 1], B.V [Lincoln B 2], B.VI, B.VII)
  • Two reconnaissance variants (PR.I, GR.3/MR.3)
  • One SAR variant (ASR.III/ASR.3)

Canadian-built variants (10)

  • Two combat variants (B.X [later 10S/10U], B.XV [Lincoln XV])
  • One dual-purpose combat/reconnaissance variant (10BR)
  • Three dedicated reconnaissance variants (10AR, 10MR/10MP, 10P)
  • One SAR variant (10S&R)
  • One trainer variant (10N)
  • One drone-mothership variant (10DC)
  • One jet-engine testbed variant (10O)

Plus the Avro Lancastrian, a commercial airliner derived from the Lancaster B.X (the first few Lancastrians were direct conversions of existing B.Xes, although later batches were built as airliners from the start).


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