English Electric Canberra Ex-SAAF Canberras on-sold to the Peruvian Air Force

british-eevee: “ English Electric Canberra bombers in service with the peruvian air force ”

English Electric Canberra - The record-setting English Electra Canberra progressed much as a medium-to-high altitude bomber - so much so that the U.S. ordered it as the B-57.

This page details the development and operational history of the English Electric Canberra High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft including technical specifications and pictures.

October 10, 1953: An RAF English Electric Canberra wins the Christchurch Centenary air race, flying 11,792 miles (18,976 km) from England to New Zealand in 23 hours 50 min.

October An RAF English Electric Canberra wins the Christchurch Centenary air race, flying miles km) from England to New Zealand in 23 hours 50 min.

English Electric Canberra B6 aircraft picture

Photo taken at Valley (EGOV) in Wales, United Kingdom in October,

Layoffthepabst:English Electric Canberra Martin B-57...

british-eevee: “ English Electric Canberra coming in on a low pass (Date and location unknown) ”

Shot from Skyvan G-PIGY after a practice display over former RAF Abingdon, on a photoflight organized by the Aviation Photocrew. - Photo taken at Kemble  (EGBP) in England, United Kingdom on May 3, 2014.

Shot from Skyvan G-PIGY after a practice display over former RAF Abingdon, on a photoflight organized by the Aviation Photocrew. - Photo taken at Kemble (EGBP) in England, United Kingdom on May

The Canberra was the first jet powered bomber to serve with the Royal Air Force and the type made its maiden flight in 1949. The type was not retired by the RAF until June 2006! The basic design can be traced to a 1944 Air Ministry requirement for a successor to the de Havilland Mosquito, This called for a high altitude, high speed bomber with no defensive armament and English Electric won the contract to build an aircraft that would fly fast and high enough to avoid air-to-air combat…

Plane fans can bid for classic collection of post-war planes

The Canberra was the first jet powered bomber to serve with the Royal Air Force…

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