Lancaster Dualies?

May 21, 2013 No Comments by

This was an interesting article but I cannot help but notice that the Lancaster “Phantom of the Ruhr” happens to have dual flight controls, unlike the British line bombers of WW II, which were almost all single pilot with a flight engineer assist. The only British “heavy” bomber to have dual controls appears to have been the Short Sterling. I really enjoy this magazine — the story is always what counts and the article is being written by a card-carrying aviation geek.
Ed Samuel

Thanks, Ed. We don’t know the background on the Lanc pictured, but we’re guessing it’s a postwar mod and these days, when it comes to Lancasters, you take what you can get. —BD


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Budd Davisson is the Editor-in-Chief of Flight Journal. Since 1996, Flight Journal has been the undisputed leader in the field of aviation photojournalism and presented aviation history through the eyes of those who made it.
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