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History

Built by Austin on 1945 under the third part of Contract 2827,[3] and tropicalised for service with Tiger Force,[4] NX673 was assigned to No. 9 Squadron, becoming WS-L.[5]

Used for filming Appointment in London at RAF Upwood in 1952, and The Dambusters at RAF Hemswell in 1954, NX673 was sold for scrap in July 1956.[6]

Notes

  1. During filming, NX673 was usually piloted by Squadron Leader Peter Landon, OC No.214 squadron, who was in charge of flying sequences.[2]
  2. Restricted to ground shots.

Sources

  1. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancaster-NX673-with-Bouncing-Bomb-Photo-During-Dambusters-Filming-at-Kirton-/390644580001
  2. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-35241.html
  3. Lancaster - The Definitive Record (2nd Edition) by Harry Holmes. Page 52
  4. Holmes, Harry Page 39
  5. Holmes, Harry Page 87
  6. Holmes, Harry Page 224