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WWII Lancaster flies in for refit
Lancaster Bomber PA474
The refit of the Lancaster bomber is expected to take six months
The only remaining flying Lancaster bomber in Europe has landed in Coventry for the start of a six-month refit.

The plane is being stripped and rebuilt by specialist firm Air Atlantique, which is based at the city's airport.

The PA474 model, which is based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, is part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

More than 7,000 Lancasters were built during the 1940s and played a major part during World War II. The only other flying Lancaster is in Canada.




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