Canberra

The English Electric Canberra P.12: the story of the RAF all-weather fighter that never was

The English Electric Canberra P.12: the story of the RAF all-weather fighter that never was

The RAF English Electric Canberra The Canberra was the first jet-powered bomber to enter service with the Royal Air Force… Read More

5 months ago

KC-97 Navigator tells the story of when his tanker refueled the then top-secret U-2 planes flying spy missions over Soviet Union

I was talking our first "hookup" down to us-- asked his altitude "classified", airspeed "classified" and finally "rate of descent"-… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know the navigator’s station in Canberra PR.9 was one of the most uncomfortable crew stations ever designed?

The Canberra PR.9 incorporated a hinged nose for access to the navigator’s station which included an ejection seat. The English… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why the Canberra PR 9 had been the best reconnaissance aircraft during early operations in Enduring and Iraqi Freedom

Boasting a range of nearly 2000 nautical miles, the aircraft was unique, as no other reconnaissance platform could carry four… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the RAF Canberra that attacked Egyptian Il-28 Beagles on Luxor airfield during the Suez Campaign

On Nov. 3, 1956, at the height of Operation Musketeer, No 139 Sqn was tasked with marking Luxor airfield for… Read More

3 years ago

Rare footage shows the most impressive line-up of English Electric Canberra aircraft ever

The video in this post is previously unseen RAF Museum Archive footage of different variants of the English Electric Canberra… Read More

4 years ago

The story of the Canberra P.12 all-weather fighter that never was

English Electric designated the Canberra all-weather fighter P.12 and the project brochure stated that a fully equipped prototype could be… Read More

4 years ago

Black Buck 6 and ACME Missions: a quick look at British operations on Latin American soil during the Falklands War

The spotlight was thrown on Chile's cooperation with the UK when, on May 18, Westland Sea King ZA290 carrying an… Read More

5 years ago

The story of the RAF Canberra that nearly crashed during a mock dogfight with PAF F-104s

"I decided to play a game and hard turned into the F-104s. Too late I remembered that the 100 series… Read More

5 years ago