Avro: 694 Lincoln
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The Avro Type 694, better known as the Avro Lincoln, was a British four-engined heavy bomber, which first flew on 9 June 1944. Developed from the Avro: Lancaster, the first Lincoln variants were known initially as the Lancaster IV and V but were renamed Lincoln I and II. It was the last piston-engined bomber used by the Royal Air Force.
Avro Type 694
- Prototypes to Air Ministry Specification 14/43, three-built
- Long-range bomber version for the RAF. Powered by four 1,750 hp (1,305 kW) Rolls-Royce Merlin 85 inline piston engines.
- Long-range bomber version for the RAF. Powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin 66, 68A and 300 inline piston engines. Built by Avro, Armstrong-Whitworth and Vickers-Metropolitan.
- The Lincoln III was intended to be a maritime reconnaissance, anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The aircraft later became the Avro Shackleton.
- Lincoln II converted to Merlin 85 power.
Lincoln Mk 15 (B Mk XV)
- This designation was given to one aircraft, built by Victory Aircraft in Canada.
Lincoln Mk 30
- Long-range bomber version for the RAAF.
Lincoln Mk 30A
- Long-range bomber version for the RAAF, fitted with a longer nose and Merlin 102s.
Lincoln Mk 31 (GR 31)
- General reconnaissance version of Mk.30 for the RAAF, fitted with a longer nose. Four Rolls-Royce Merlin 85 or 1,650 h.p. Merlin 102 powerplants.
Lincoln MR 31
- Anti-submarine warfare/maritime reconnaissance version of Mk 31 for the RAAF.
Avro 695 Lincolnian Transport derivative similar to the Avro Lancastrian
- Initial designation of the Avro Shackleton, which was based on the Lincoln.
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