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English Electric Canberra

Canberra PR.9, Cosford
Canberra PR.9, Cosford

Production Details

Design Company:

English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

First Flight:

13 May 1949

Canberra B.1:

4 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra B.2:

217 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton
75 - A.V.Roe
75 - Handley Page
60 - Short Brothers & Harland

Canberra PR.3:

36 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra T.4:

74 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra B.5:

1 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra B.6:

55 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton
49 - Short Brothers & Harland

Canberra B(I).6:

24 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra PR.7:

74 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra B(I).8:

81 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton
12 - Short Brothers & Harland

Canberra PR.9:

23 - Short Brothers & Harland

Canberra B(I).12:

16 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra T.13:

1 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra B.20:

48 - Government Aircraft Factory, Australia

Canberra PR.57:

5 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Canberra B(I).58:

52 - English Electric Aviation Ltd, Warton

Martin B-57A:

8 - Glenn L. Martin Company, USA

Martin RB-57A:

67 - Glenn L. Martin Company, USA

Martin B-57B:

202 - Glenn L. Martin Company, USA

Martin B-57C:

38 - Glenn L. Martin Company, USA

Martin RB-57D:

20 - Glenn L. Martin Company, USA

Martin B-57E:

68 - Glenn L. Martin Company, USA

Type Specification

Applies to:

English Electric Canberra B(I).8

Type:

Long-range night interdictor or high-altitude bomber

Wing:

Cantilever mid-wing monoplane. All metal single spar structure

Fuselage:

All metal semi-monocoque structure

Tail Unit:

Cantilever monoplane tailplane with dihedral and single fin and rudder. All metal structure, except the forward portion of the fin which is of wood construction with plywood covering

Landing Gear:

Retractable nose wheel type

Power Plant:

Two Rolls-Royce Avon 109 axial flow turbojet engines

Accommodation:

Pilot under fighter type canopy offset to port side of fuselage. Navigators seat totally enclosed in nose

Armament:

In bomber role can carry six 1,000 lb or one 4,000 lb and two 1,000 lb or eight 500 lb bombs internally, plus up to 2,000 lb of stores on underwing pylons

Dimensions

Span:

63 ft 11.5 in

Length:

65 ft 6 in

Height:

15 ft 7 in

Wing Area:

960 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

21,700 lb

Max. Loaded:

55,000 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

580 mph at high altitude

Initial Rate of Climb:

3,600 ft per minute

Service Ceiling:

48,000 ft

Preserved in British Museums

Canberra B.2:

WD935 - AeroVenture, Doncaster - Nose
WG789 - Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton - Nose
WH657 - Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Trust, Brenzett - Display
WH725 - Imperial War Museum, Duxford Aerodrome - Display
WH903 - Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington - Nose
WK146 - Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood - Nose
WV787 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground - Display

Canberra PR.3:

WE139 - Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Display
WF922 - Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport - Display

Canberra T.4:

WE188 - Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport - Display
WH840 - Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton - Display
WH846 - Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington - Display
WJ880 - Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries - Nose
XH584 - AeroVenture, Doncaster - Nose
Q497 - Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries - Fuselage

Canberra B.5:

VX185 - Museum of Flight, East Fortune - Nose

Canberra B(I).6:

WT309 - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust, Farnborough - Nose

Canberra PR.7:

WH773 - Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood - Display
WH791 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground - Display
WT532 - Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Bournemouth - Nose

Canberra B(I).8:

XM279 - Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton - Nose

Canberra PR.9:

XH136 - Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome - Nose
XH171 - Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford Airfield - Display
XH177 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground - Nose

Canberra B.15:

WH957 - Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby - Nose
WT205 - RAF Manston History Museum, Manston - Nose

Canberra T.17:

WH646 - Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport - Nose
WH740 - Aeropark, Nottingham East Midlands Airport - Display
WH863 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground - Nose
WJ565 - AeroVenture, Doncaster - Nose
WJ576 - Boulton Paul Aircraft Heritage Project, Wolverhampton - Nose

Canberra TT.18:

WJ639 - North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland - Display

Canberra T.19:

WH904 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground - Display
WJ975 - AeroVenture, Doncaster - Nose

Web Sites

http://www.bywat.co.uk/
http://www.warbirdalley.com/canberra.htm


Page Created: 10 May 2002

Last Update: 9 April 2006

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