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The Avro Lancaster is one of the most famous and successful bombers of the RAF in World War II. In fact, for the last three years of the war, this plane was the primary heavy bomber utilized by Bomber Command to the war in heart of Nazi Germany.
Its excellent performance and flying characteristics soon established its superiority over the other four Allied engine bombers that operate in Europe.
Out of the 7,377 built, there are only two airworthy Lancasters left in the world. This footage shows the Avro Lancaster RCAF FM213 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario doing a start-up and beginning its taxi.
It features 4 Packard Merlin 224 engines and we could just get enough of its Merlin growl! Hearing all these four engines at the same time makes it an amazing experience.