Martin B-57 Canberra

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  1. Lucky13

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    good stuff
     
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    True! Wish that they had shown more of the English Electric ones...
     
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    I saw one at Pima. Sleek looking jet for its time.
     
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    #5 nuuumannn, Dec 24, 2012
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    The Best of British built in America! Great footage. Interesting to see the XB-51 in flight. The tandem crew layout of the B-57 made more sense than the British goldfish bowl cockpit. Beautiful aircraft.
     
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    Yes, read about this before. Interesting link. I spoke to a former RAF Canberra jock once, he said he used to fly Canberras as high altitude interception targets; neither the Lightnings nor Phantoms could get anywhere near them.
     
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    Nice video Jan! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Reminds me of RAF Vulcan pilots finding that they could outmanouvre F14s at maximum altitude due to huge amounts of wing area.
     
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