AVRO Lancaster Sound Recordings

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight AVRO Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster really needs no introduction. It was a British Rolls-Royce Merlin powered four-engine Second World War heavy bomber made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service in 1942, and was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the RCAF and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within RAF Bomber Command and became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers (and I hear from veteran crew of other types, most dominating in peoples minds). Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the "Dam Buster" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams.

These recordings are all of the BBMF's Lancaster PA474 which is one of only two Lancasters remaining in airworthy condition out of the 7377 that were built – the other being in Canada. PA474 was built in Chester in mid-1945 - and NX611 'Just Jane' based at the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum at East Kirkby.

Recordings

BBMF AVRO Lancaster, complete display recorded August 2012 at Gransden Airshow

A 6 miunte recording of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight AVRO Lancaster, display recorded August 2012 at Gransden.

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BBMF AVRO Lancaster, complete display recorded July 2011

BBMF AVRO Lancaster, complete display recorded July 2011 at Old Warden.

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AVRO Lancaster NX611 Just Jane, Start Up

AVRO Lancaster NX611 "Just Jane" start up and taxi by. Recorded at the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum on 17th August 2011.

 

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AVRO Lancaster NX611 Just Jane, to full power

AVRO Lancaster NX611 "Just Jane" taxi by and engine run to full power on all 4 Merlins. Recorded at the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum on 17th August 2011.

 

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AVRO Lancaster Sound Recording 2

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's AVRO Lancaster recorded during a solo display at Old Warden.

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AVRO Lancaster Sound Recording 3

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's AVRO Lancaster recorded during a solo display at Old Warden, June 2007.

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  • Lovely recording - and no people chatting in the background :-)
    I took some snaps of the Lanc at an air show a few years ago and use them as my desktop, to which I occasionally add your recording. Goosebumps!

    Posted by Mick, 21/10/2012 12:02pm (5 years ago)

  • do you have start up and engine running to purchace i want to have sound simmulation for a 1/32 modle i am building

    Posted by mike weston, 14/12/2010 1:57pm (6 years ago)

  • Lovely recording - occasionally accompanies my desktop pic of the Lanc which I took at Kemble 2010

    Posted by Mick, 27/09/2010 6:49pm (7 years ago)

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