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LANCASTER 10MR RCAF 1:144 Kit by AMODEL
Part of the second production batch of 130 aircraft (from an order of 200) built by Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. FM100-FM229, (aircraft built 'after' KB-Serial batch). Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 28, 38 or 224 engines. Majority of aircraft shipped to Britain between March 1945 and May 1945, some of which served with RCAF Squadrons in Britain and most flown back to Canada in 8-45. Victory Aircraft Construction Number 3305
This aircraft is best known to us as the Lancaster mounted on a pedestal across from the CNE grounds in Toronto, where it stayed from 1964-1999. It is currently under restoration for static display at the future Toronto Aerospace Museum [ ? ]. Arriving in England too late to see war service in Europe [ with 408 & 428 SQN RCAF ] it returned to Canada as part of 'Tiger Force' for the continuing war against Japan, but never saw action in this role as the war ended. It spent most of it's service life in Newfoundland performing anti-submarine patrols & search & rescue, ending up with 107 Unit of Maritime Air Command in Torbay, Newfoundland as CX-104 in the search & rescue role.
Tidbit :The honor of the world's last flight of a service Lancaster goes to No. 408 squadron RCAF who flew it's last photo Lancaster in April 1964, eight short days before the official retirement party for the Lanc.