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The Avro Lancastrian was a passenger and mail transport aircraft of the 1940s and 1950s and was developed from the Lancaster bomber. In 1943 Victory aircraft of Canada converted a Lancaster X bomber for civil transport duties with Trans-Canada Airlines(TCA) by removing the armament and armour, adding a streamlined nose and tail fairing, and adding two 400 gal long-range tanks in the bomb bay.The Lancastrian was faster than the Lancaster and had a much greater range but space inside the fuselage was cramped, with the passengers seated side on.
The aircraft was used by both civil and military operators and was used in the Berlin airlift to transportpetrol where 15 aircraft undertook 5,000 trips. Seven aircraft were used to flight test the Nene, Avon, Ghost and Sapphire jet engines.
The first 10 aircraft were production line conversions of Lancaster bombers whilst the remainder were new builds. In all 91 aircraft were built, including the conversions.