Jane is a Lancaster bomber based at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage
Centre in East Kirkby.
to the centre can see the Lancaster in all it's glory and may be
lucky enough to see it taxi down the runway.
thing that you cannot do however is to get on board...
can now give you the chance to see where the seven Lancaster Crew
members would have worked with our special audio-visual tour.
note that the tour is quite a large file and may take a few seconds
Lancasters departed from RAF Scampton near Lincoln on the night
of 16th May 1943. Their destination was the Ruhr Valley where their
mission was to destroy three dams - the Eder, the Mohne, and the
the 19 aircraft that left the base, 8 failed to return, but despite
these losses the mission was considered a success with two of the
dams breached and the third damaged.
innovative 'bouncing' bomb spun as it was dropped from the plane.
This allowed it to 'skim' across the surface of the water and then
cling to the face of the dam and roll down it's wall to the base
where it would cause maximum damage.