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Lancaster Explored

Just Flight have teamed up with fellow British publisher, Flyingzone Publications to bring flight simmers a unique multimedia reference guide to the famous Lancaster aircraft.

Produced with the help of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight this amazing CD-ROM is equivalent to a 3,000 page book of information and photographs!

Developer: Flyingzone Publications

Genre Multimedia Reference

Release Out Now

SRP £26.95

'The Lancaster Explored CD-ROM is most impressive. It has given all those on 'the other side of the fence', who have little hope of actually setting foot inside a real Lancaster, the unprecedented opportunity of unrestricted access to the aircraft, its engines, its many interesting systems and its operation - all from their own PC.'

Peter Kirk - Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust

Just Flight have secured a deal with Kent-based Flyingzone Publications to sell and distribute to flight sim outlets 'The Lancaster Explored' PC CD-ROM, the first in a new series of Air Enthusiast's software.

Taking three years to research and develop, the Lancaster Explored CD-ROM is the most in-depth Avro Lancaster reference available today. Covering every part of this famous bomber, the CD-ROM offers a new way to explore and research every part of the aircraft and its many interesting systems.

Based on information contained within various wartime Air Ministry manuals used by Lancaster Air and Ground Crews - the depth of information provided is immense.

  • 1,600 full screen internal and external colour photographs.
  • 320 original colour diagrams based on wartime manuals.
  • Over 2,800 transcribed Air Ministry equipment descriptions.
  • All current UK Lancaster exhibits are covered in great detail.
  • Full Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and powerplant specifications.
  • Complete with animation, sound plus search and print facilities.

In association with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust and the National Archives, The Lancaster Explored illustrates the aircraft behind the 'Lancaster' legend. Now officially endorsed by the RAF Museum, Hendon, this in-depth work also includes the equipment developed to improve navigation and bombing accuracy along with electronic countermeasures designed to overcome the German Luftwaffe's deadly night-fighter force. It is all here, just waiting to be discovered in a new piece of software, which is the equivalent to a 3,000 page book.


CD-ROM Features:

  • Easy Navigation throughout the publication - plus a Help Section.
  • Bookmark Pages and Search for information.
  • All photographs, diagrams and text can be printed & viewed full screen.

Pilot's Notes Section:

  • A unique Menu driven Pilot's Notes containing over 220 colour photographs.
  • Special Section covering the Lancaster B.Mk.II aircraft.
  • Unique Colour diagrams based on the original Air Ministry documents.
  • Detailed Location of Controls Cockpit 'Search and Click' section.

Photo Tour Section:

  • 18 Unique Tour Sections covering all internal and external equipment.
  • Detailed Bombs & Bombloads Section with colour diagrams.
  • Animated Lancaster Engine Start-up Sequence.
  • Air Ministry Air Publication extracts relating to most items.
  • Frazer Nash FN.5, 20A, 50 and 64 Turret Sections, including operational information and many unique colour diagrams.
  • Radio & Countermeasures Section, including T1154, R1155, Monica Mk.V, Airborne Cigar, Fishpond Indicator and much more.
  • Navigational Aids Section, including H2S, Gee, Astrograph, Beam Approach, GPI, API, Bubble Sextant and much more.
  • Bombsight Mk.XIV operational information & colour diagrams.
  • Wartime Simple Bombing Theory section with 20 colour diagrams.

Participating Aircraft:

  • Covering all UK restored exhibits, their histories and museum details.

Technical Specifications:

  • Full Air Publication specifications.
  • Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine data and photograph section.

Participating Organisations:

  • The National Archives - Air Publication Data
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Lancaster B.Mk.I, PA474
  • Imperial War Museum, Duxford - Lancaster B.Mk.X, KB889
  • Imperial War Museum, Lambeth - Lancaster B.Mk.III, DV372
  • Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - Lancaster B.Mk.VII, NX611
  • Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Lancaster B.Mk.I, R5868
  • The Roll-Royce Heritage Trust - Engine Data & Photographs
  • The Pitstone Green Museum - The Norman Groom Lancaster
  • The Jeremy Hall Lancaster B.Mk.III - Lancaster B.Mk.III Nose Section


PC with Pentium II or higher processor, CD-ROM drive, 64 Mb RAM, 32 Mb DirectX 4.x compatible video card required, hard disk space 678Mb.

About Just Flight

Just Flight is the world's leading flight simulation specialist, publishing a wide range of digital aviation products. Their range spans over 50 titles, including standalone flight simulation games, add-ons for the multi-million selling Microsoft Flight Simulator and Combat Flight Simulator series and even books, videos and DVDs.

The British, Cambridge-based company has been established for some 7 years. It prides itself on quality, value and customer service, which it backs up with a unique money-back guarantee on all its products. It has been recognised with nominations for 'Best of British' by the software industry and accolades from the Daily Express and Royal Mail for its successes.

Its products are used by some 150,000 known flight simulation enthusiasts in over 150 countries.

Full details of the company's products can be found at

About Flyingzone Publications

Flyingzone Publications is a new Kent based British company dedicated to the development of totally unique historical aviation software. With the aid of modern computer design and photographic technology, Flyingzone produce 'never before published' reference works based on Air Ministry manuals of famous UK aircraft. With the release of their first title, The Lancaster Explored, Flyingzone is becoming accepted as a provider of exceptionally highly detailed quality works. This new series of CD-ROMs will become eagerly sort after by air enthusiasts and historians everywhere.

Further details of the company's activities can be found at

Tel: +44 (0)1622 726007 - E-mail:

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