Lincoln B Mk II

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Lincoln B Mk II
General characteristics
7 peopleCrew
20.0 tEmpty weight
37.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 296 mCeiling
sec51.0/51.0/50.0Turn Time
161 km/hStalling speed
4 х Rolls-Royce Merlin-68AEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
613 km/hStructural
324 km/hGear
Defensive armament
2 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonTurret
760 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
3 030 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
550 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
14 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
14 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 2
6 х 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bombSetup 3
14 х M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombSetup 4
78 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png29 000 / 36 888/27 310 / 34 738/15 000 / 19 080Repair
90 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.84 Rp icon.pngReward for battle


The Lincoln B Mk II in the garage

The Lincoln B Mk II is a Rank IV British heavy bomber with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 6.0 (RB), and 6.3 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault".

The Avro Lincoln B Mk II is a long-range heavy bomber primarily intended for destroying stationary targets, such as bases and pillboxes, from high altitude.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 5,791 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
484 372 9 296 36.3 37.0 2.2 2.2 1,060
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,791 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
547 513 9 296 33.8 35.0 11.3 5.0 1,060


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
613 324  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,300 m  ?,??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 6.35mm steel ammo boxes near each turret
  • 8mm steel plate behind pilot
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located in the wings of aircraft (fuel, engine, controls)


Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Lincoln B Mk II can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 14 x G.P. 250 lb Mark IV Bombs
  • 14 x 500 lb Bombs
  • 6 x G.P. 1000 lb Mark I Bombs
  • 14 x M.C. 1000 lb Bombs

Defensive armament

The Lincoln B Mk II is defended by:

  • 2 x 20mm Hispano Mk.V cannon, dorsal turret (380 RPG = 760 total)
  • 2 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (275 RPG = 550 total)
  • 2 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine gun, tail turret 1515 RPG = 3030 total)

Usage in the battles

The Lincoln is a considerable improvement over the Lancaster in terms of defensive armament, featuring a dorsal turret with powerful twin 20 mm Hispano cannons and .50 cal Browning heavy machine guns in the other turrets. It still retains the Lancaster's weakness of an absent ventral turret, making it very vulnerable to attacks from below. Performance-wise, the Lincoln is also somewhat better than the Lancaster series.

The Lincoln has an impressive bomb load of 14 M.C. 1000lb bombs. This bomb load is enough to take out all 3 mini-bases and still have 5x 1000lbs's for the airfield.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Good defensive firepower (except against attacks from below).
  • Aircraft can remain airworthy with severe damage.
  • Somewhat improved performance over the Lancaster.
  • Large bomb load


  • 20 mm turret has limited elevation and depression.
  • No protection against attacks from below.
  • Long take off distance.
  • Poor climb rate.


The Avro Lincoln was developed during World War 2. It was developed from the famous Avro Lancaster. In fact the first few Lincoln prototypes were called Lancaster IV and V. It first made it's maiden flight on June 9, 1944, and achieved operational status in August,1945. It is the RAF's last piston-engined heavy bomber. The actual design came from Air Ministry specification B.14/43. Which called for an improved piston-engined heavy bomber to replace the Avro Lancaster, Short Stirling, and Handley Page Halifax. The first designs differed from the Lancaster by having a longer, stronger wing span. It also had an enlarged fuselage that could carry 4.5 tonnes of various armaments and bombs. It also has a higher operational ceiling and longer range compared to the Avro Lancaster.


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Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · ▄Avenger Mk II
Dive  V-156-B1
Hydroplanes  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
Light  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII · ▄Hudson Mk V · Brigand B 1
Based on A20  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic · Wellington Mk Ic /Late · Wellington Mk III · Wellington Mk X
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I · Stirling B Mk III
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III
Lincoln  Lincoln B Mk II
Canberra  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6
Attackers  ▄Wirraway