Sunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3215 times:
Cause I was on my way spotting and saw what I thought was a English Electric Canberra landing here @ 5 Wing Goose Bay in Canada........what a beauty of an aircraft, when I went on the air base to get a shot of it I couldnt find it I assume it went into one of the RAF's hangers
Southflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
Subsequent to the discussion in the previous thread referred to by GDB, I read in AFM magazine that the RAF Canberra PR.9s had been deployed over Somalia to seek for possible Al-Queda bases - that's most likely what that one photographed in Egypt was doing in that part of the world.
FlagshipAZ, don't want to be picky, but your source is wrong in calling them BAE Systems Canberras - that manufacturer has only been around for the last few years - the PR.9s were built by BAC (British Aircraft Corporation), the successor to English Electric. While BAE Systems is in turn a "successor" of BAC, one can't change the name of the manufacturer retrospectively (do you hear that, all you "Boeing F-15" fans )
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3013 times:
If there ever a need to keep at least one or two of an aircraft type flying, it has to be the Canberra. The airplane first flew in the late '40's and a few are still doing the job that nothing else seems to be able to do, yet. It is one of the real classics of aviation. Hopefully, a foundation will be established to take care of a couple of these wonderful airplanes. Considering some of the warbirds that are flying these days, maintaining a couple of Canberras shouldn't be nearly as expensive.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
I recently saw a new photo of a Canberra PR.9A, (not on the web), the aircraft was deployed over the Mid-East or N.Africa, with additional aerials under the aircraft, don't know the purpose of them-a real time data-link maybe? Be useful for the sort of fleeting targets they'd be looking for.