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Lancaster Parts Collection

At the end of February Ian and Andrew made the long hop across the pond to Nanton, Alberta in Canada.
The main purpose of the visit was to forge our new friendship with the Nanton Lancaster Society Museum and obtain some vital spares to further the campaign to make NX611 airworthy once more.

Nanton town is home to Nanton Lancaster Society Museum, Canada National Bomber Command museum and memorial.
Their mentality and commitment to 'the cause' is very similar to ours here at the Aviation Centre and they are making great strides into being the best and most important museum in Canada.

 Nanton Lancaster Society Museum is home to Avro Lancaster MkX FM159

http://www.lancastermuseum.ca/lancfm159.html#index_lancfm159f

The team are currently restoring the aircraft to engine running capability and working on their third engine (number 2, port innner) and making sterling progress.
We wish them the best of luck for the coming years in bringing FM159 back to life.

Ian and Andrew spent 3 days with the team at Nanton and with the help of Cratex they crated and shipped the following spare parts to ensure the continued operation of Avo Lancaster NX611-

14 x Lancaster undercarriage Oleos
12 x Retract arms
2 x Header tanks
6 x Engine Bearers

The Lincolnhsire Aviation Heritage Centre are indebted to the Nanton Lancaster Society for their friendship and generosity.

Please browse the photos below to see the crating project through its stages-

Cratex arrive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crates unloaded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oleos being boxed up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oleos being boxed up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oleos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrapping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boxing up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retract arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Box

 

 

 

 

 

All Boxed Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian and Andrew with two of the crates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Team at Nanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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