NASA's Canberras - an Affectionate Look at the Big Wing Birds

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    Saw this story on the BBC. An interesting retrospective on the Canberra - lots of nostalgia. My particular favourite is the photo of the RAF's Met Research Flight Canberra with the long barber's pole "Snoopy" nose.
     
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    That is such a cool plane.
     
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    Entirely concur. I spent several months at RAF Wyton when it was still operating photo recce, target tug and ECM training Canberras. Managed to scrounge a trip in one of Tatty Ton's drogue-towing airframes. Simply an amazing aircraft...but not the most ergonomic from a pilot's perspective (they were known as the airborne multi-gym!).
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    I still remember RAAF Canberras. we used them for photo recon mostly until they were replaced by some of the precious F-111s. They were a great a/c for that sort of job.

    I don't think any ex-RAAF Canberras are left flying now

    Nice story and thanks for posting
     
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