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Pictured: Project lead Ron Fulton, right, with members of the team. <br />
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Volunteers are painstakingly rebuilding a historic 'Dambusters squadron' heavy bomber which dropped deadly Grand Slam bombs during World War Two.<br />
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The Avro Lancaster B1 Special PD130 was flown by the legendary 617 Squadron in devastating raids over key targets in Germany in March and April 1945, shortening the war.<br />
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But the aircraft was scrapped in 1948, a fate which befell all 13 B1 Specials in the years following the conflict, so there are no surviving examples.<br />
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Now, a team of 15 volunteers at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection are reconstructing its 14ft long cockpit using over 100 original parts.