English Electric Canberra – Restoration Progress Report.

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  1. Warbirds News

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    Cool! Always liked the Canberra, was there for some of the last flights they did from RAF Marham in 2006 as a young cadet :)
     
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    That is very cool!
     
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    Nice work. I used to see PR9s flying overhead regularly from RAF Warton lovely noise none of this modern quiet turbofan purring, a proper rattle the windows stuff
     
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    Very nice to see!
     
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    Will be cool to see this aircraft in the air; I remember seeing WK163 when they first restored it back to flying condition. It wore an all-over silver scheme back then as depicted when it broke the time to climb record using its Double Scorpion rocket motor. Here's a pic of the motor the Canberra used:

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    It was powered by HTP and Kero and was one of a number of boost engines the Brits built that were based on research done into Walther rocket motors post-war.
     
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    Very nice, I like that colour scheme too.
     
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