Wheels & tyres supplied for Avro Lancaster project NX611 'Just Jane'

This winter, the ongoing restoration to get Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane' back in the skies, included ‘splitting' the rear fuselage from the aircraft.

Fuselage trolley in position for Lincolshire Aviation Herritage Centre to split Avro Lancaster NX611 'Just Jane' in sections for restoration

This is possibly the first time the aircraft has been spilt into sections since it was built back in 1945.
To do this, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre first had to make a bespoke fuselage trolley using a Type H bomb trolley that was originally designed to carry 8,000lb, & later 22,000lb, earthquake bombs during World War II.

Ready for Avro Lancaster NX611 Just Jane ready to be spilt in two for restoration work to commence Tail section successfully removed from NX611 Avro Lancaster

Images coutesy of Silksheen Photography


The original 10.50-13 WD split rim wheels with Dunlop tyres had seen better days so we were approached to supply a more modern & common alternative. Due to the weight of the trolley & the fuselage combined, the aim was to get the new wheel & tyre combination as close to the size of the original wheels.

Lincolnshire Aviation bespoke Fuselage Trolley

The tyre of choice are Mitas 11.5/80-15.3 IM-04 implement tyres which have done the job superbly, keeping the trolley almost to its original height. The single piece wheels, which were modified to match the offset of the original wheels, have been painted in RAF blue.

Wx War Department 10.50-13 Dunlop tyre of two piece split rim | Bush Tyres Mitas 11.5/80-15.3 IM-04 tyres | Bush Tyres

If you would like to learn more about Avro Lancaster NX611 'Just Jane' or would like to help her get back into the skies click here

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