Manchester : Tail, Elevator and Rudder Assemblies


Updated: January 2008

Tail Assembly: Showing Rudder Mass Balance Tab


Shows the larger rudder used on lanter models of the Manchester and wou'd become standard on the Lancaster

Elevator and Rudder (Large Variant) Assemblies


Early airframes ahd small rudders and a central fin, but this combination proved to give poor performace. The central fin was deleted, the tail planes lengthened and large rudders installed , this would be come part of the standard Lancaster tial assembly

Rudder (Small or Early ) Assembly