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LC0053 - Lancaster Nightshoot
(by Chappers Photography)

This print is available (UK only) in the following sizes:

36" x 18" Canvas (no border) - £74.99 £67.49
24" x 12" Canvas (no border) - £54.99 £49.49
20" x 10" Canvas (no border) - £39.99

*All canvases come with a 20mm frame and reversed edge as standard. If you prefer image wrap, white or black edge  please state so in the customisation options. Also for 24" or 36" canvas you may choose a 45mm frame upgrade for free.

(Introductory Discount - 10% off 36" & 24" Canvases until 05/11/18)
 
24" x 12" Giclee Print (plus 2" border) - £56.99

15" x 7.5" Giclee Print (plus 1.5" border) - £41.99


(free P&P in UK)

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"Just Jane" was built by Austin Motors at Longbridge near Birmingham, in April 1945 and given the serial number NX611, she was destined as part of the RAF's Tiger Force in the Far East. However, Japan's early surrender meant these aircraft were suddenly surplus to requirements and, instead of seeing service, NX611 ended up in storage at Llandow. There she stayed until 1952. From then on, a chequered career followed including time in a maritime patrol role in France.

Eventually, Fred and Harold Panton had decided to purchase a Second World War Bomber to commemorate their brother, Christopher, who was killed in action for Bomber Command during the 2nd world war.

The first moves towards restoring one of her four engines were made in 1993. Two ex RAF engineers were brought in to do the job. They began work on No3 engine. Although it had been idle for 22 years, they were confident they could bring it back to life. After about seven hundred man hours and at a cost of £7000 the engine was finally ready. This work was then completed for all four engines and they now at a fully operational taxiing standard.

There are now plans to slowly return the bomber to flight, although work can only take place during the off-season when the Lancaster is not required to perform for the public at East Kirkby. This image was taken on an evening photography session, where the aircraft performs regular taxi runs. This is the only place in the World where a Lancaster Bomber can be seen on an original bomber command airfield. Please see https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/ for details.


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