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Avro Lancaster NX611 winter restoration 2019

01 September 2019

It's that time of year again, here's what we will be doing to Avro lancaster NX611 this winter

As we progress through our 10 year plan we now move on to the restoration of the Lancaster fuselage sectons.  We start the fuselage work with the rear-most section, from the rear turret to the first transport joint near the rear door.  How much we will manage to complete between November 2019 and April 2020 remains to be seen and the results this year will dictate how well we can stay on track with our 10 year plan.

The following work is aimed to be completed this winter-

- All 4 engine servicing

- Rear turret removal

- Rear fuselage internal paint strip

- Rear fuselage internal equipment removal and wiring removal

- Tailplane, fin and rudder removal

- Rear fuselage jig

- Rear fuselage skin removal

- Rear fuselage skin, former and stringer asessment and replacement where required.

- Complete rivet replacement

All of this work is estimated to cost £120,000.00 over the 6 month period.

If you would like weekly reports on the restoration work during that period please sign up to the Rivet Club HERE

If you would like to support the project with a donation we would be very grateful and it can be given HERE

We will endeavour to provide winter restoration tours as we did in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as they proved extremely popular so if you would like to do a tour please keep an eye on our website.


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