|Countries of Origin
|United Kingdom, United States of America.
|Light bomber, ECM, reconnaissance, EW, night interdictor, trainer.
|Bombs, cannons, rockets, missiles.
|Length: 65 ft, 6 in (20 m). Span: 63 ft, 11 in (19.4 m).
Canberra WEFT Description
|Wide, mid-mounted wing; straight from the fuselage to the engine pods and equally tapered from engine pods to the blunt tips.
|Two turbojets or turbofans are mounted in the wings. Air intakes are forward of the wings�’ leading edges. Exhausts are to the rear of the wings�’ trailing edges.
|Cigar-shaped and tapered to the rear. Round, solid, or glassed-in nose. Bubble canopy.
|Flats high-mounted on fuselage tapered with rounded tips and a positive slant. Fin is unequally tapered with a blunt tip.
Countries which Fly the Canberra
Argentina, Peru, United Kingdom.
Books on the Canberra
This amazing airplane first flew in 1949 and is still in front-line service with the RAF. It has served in a variety of roles including those of tactical bomber, photo-reconnaissance, navigational trainer, maritime strike, electronic countermeasures and target-towing. It was manufactured in the USA under license as the Martin B-57 and has been exported to Argentina, Chile, India, Peru, South Africa and other Commonwealth countries.
This book looks at the development of the aircraft during the early days of jet power and especially at its Rolls-Royce Avon power-plant. Each of the many marks and variants are described and illustrated by many remarkable and rare photographs. The type’s record of service with RAF squadrons throughout its service life is given together with descriptions of the many experimental models that were used in the development of a variety of weapons and avionic systems.