WAS THE LANCASTER TRULY SUPERIOR TO ALL OF ITS CONTEMPORARIES? FELIX ROWE COMPARES THE AVRO TO THE OTHER MAIN ATTACK AIRCRAFT TYPES FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO FIND OUT.
The Avro Lancaster is often singled out as the best all-round bomber of its generation. With its considerable range, ability to carry the heaviest bomb loads, high performance and longevity, it’s easy to see why the big Avro is so highly regarded. But is that reputation justified? And what of its RAF siblings? Let’s take a look at the contenders.