Thanks, Yes I'm aware of the fabric covered control surfaces on some of the Lancasters.
Well I just did a little 'digging' on the elevators.
I was puzzled at first, because in several photos the elevators didn't look like fabric to me?
This is a photo of PA474, it was built by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd at its Broughton factory near Chester in 1945,
Then I came upon another link on youtube Called 'Lancaster Elevator Skin Removal'
That did definitely not look like fabric to me....
Finally a clou in the description of the elevators in Haynes, Owners Workshop Manual...
I haven't gone any further into the research at this point, it has to be established when exactly 'early production' ends, but I'm guessing, that at least some of the 430 Lancaster Mk X produced in Canada had aluminum covered elevators?
Edited by kkarlsen, 05 July 2017 - 03:39 PM.