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  • MUS050181
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
    Forward fuselage of No. 50 Squadron RAF, Lancaster , R5702 VN-S, showing numerous holes from flak damage after a raid to Hamburg. This aircraft was flown by Flying Officer Roy Calvert NZ404890. Calvert and the Navigator were wounded and the Wireless Operator was killed. Fits with MUS050182 and MUS050183 to show the whole aircraft. Nose art "Taipo" shows a devil stabbing the posterior of Hitler(?).
    nose art
    Taipo
    damage
    50 Sqn
    No. 50 Squadron
    R5702
    Lancaster
    WW2
    World War Two
    RNZAF
    RAF
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • MUS050182
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
    Centre fuselage of No. 50 Squadron RAF, Lancaster R5702, VN-S, showing numerous holes from flak damage after a raid to Hamburg. This aircraft was flown by Flying Officer Roy Calvert NZ404890. Calvert and the Navigator were wounded and the Wireless Operator was killed. Fits with MUS050181 and MUS050183 to show the whole aircraft.
    Taipo
    damage
    50 Sqn
    No. 50 Squadron
    R5702
    Lancaster
    WW2
    World War Two
    RNZAF
    RAF
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • MUS050183
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
    Rear fuselage of No. 50 Squadron RAF, Lancaster R5702, VN-S, showing numerous holes from flak damage after a raid to Hamburg. This aircraft was flown by Flying Officer Roy Calvert NZ404890. Calvert and the Navigator were wounded and the Wireless Operator was killed. Fits with MUS050181 and MUS050182 to show the whole aircraft.
    Taipo
    damage
    50 Sqn
    No. 50 Squadron
    R5702
    Lancaster
    WW2
    World War Two
    RNZAF
    RAF
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • 2012-084.81
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
    Image from the GG Davis personal album collection. Air to air view of No. 50 Squadron Lancaster R5689 VN-N in flight over England. Original RAF Official caption on the reverse reads: "BT. 11486. British Bombers. 2 Close-up of the Avro-Lancaster. This most successful of bombers is fitted with four Rolls-Royce MErlin engines, has a range of nearly 3,000 miles, and a maximum bomb load of approximately 8 tons. She carries a crew of seven or eight and is heavily armed with four gun turrets. Her span is 102 feet and speed nearly 300 m.p.h. Battle honours have come thick and fast since the famous daylight raid on Augsburg." NB. This aircraft crashed September 1942.
    air to air
    VN-N
    Lancaster
    50 Sqn
    No. 50 Squadron
    WW2
    World War Two
    RAF