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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 16, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This a very Rare World War II RAF LANCASTER BOMBER COMPASS. The compass is still in good working order. The condition has wear, but remember, to survive a WAR, you would expect to have wear. However, the compass still works properly.

A little brief history on this amazing LANCASTER BOMBER .

The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War Bomber Aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). First used in 1942, it was the main heavy bomber of the RAF, The Royal Canadian Air Force and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving with RAF Bomber Command. The "Lanc" or "Lankie" as it became affectionately known, became the Most Famous and Most Successful of the Second World War Night Bombers, delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties.

Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing. The Lancaster gained worldwide renown as the "DAM BUSTER" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise Raids on Germany's important dams.

In 1942-45, Lancasters flew 156,000 operations and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs. Only 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operation, and 3249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, only to be scrapped in
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