QANTAS Empire Airways Avro Lancastrian C.1 for FS2004
File Description: These textures represent VH-EAT, an Avro Lancastrian C.1 that was in service with QANTAS Empire Airways between 1945 and 1947. The textures are for use with Paul Edwards and Manfred Jahn's Lancastrian Mkii which can be found on AVSIM under http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=103414. Installation instructions are included in the README file.
Immediately following the cessation of hostilities in 1945 the world's airlines were faced with a dire shortage of equipment with which to resume intercontinental services. As an interim step, converted bombers were used. One such was the Avro Lancastrian. This variation of the Lancaster bomber was developed in Canada by Victory Aircraft of Toronto who stripped an Avro Lancaster Mk III of its guns and turrets, installed a pointed nose and faired out the tail. Further refinements were later carried out by the parent company, Avro, and the result was a 13 seat airliner. Qantas Empire Airways operated four of them on their London to Sydney route, an odyssey which took four days of hard travel.