Aviation Photo #0950319 Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F - NASA

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Our highlight of the day was this WB-57F seen departing back to the USA.
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    Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    Martin B-57 Canberra
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    N928NA
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    Mildenhall
    England
    United Kingdom
    October 22, 2005
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Comments (17)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Uniqe design for this plane, the angle capture succsesfull to aproach the main of detile
Anonymous
12 years ago
What the heck is it? star wars :P
Anonymous
12 years ago
I´ve never seen anything like it. Nice aircraft. T.B.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This thing looks wicked. Nice angle too.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It recreates the aura of an age. Altogether Loverly! Albeit pretty modifed, eh?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very unique looking aircraft. Looks kind of like a cross between a F-14, F-9, U-2 and a Gloster Meteor. I believe there are only 2 of them left, both owned by NASA.
-CLK
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent shot of this old bird never thought you would see an american example such as this in the UK.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow, what a big tail bird !!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
A very interesting aircraft
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow, it really sits quite low to the ground.
Anonymous
12 years ago
What an ugly plane!

Very nice photo, good quality and angle.

I wonder why the wings are SOOO long.

- Reykjavik Spotters - D.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice plane. like were the motors are placed and its a real lowrider you could be bumpin in the hood on that one. nice picture!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fascinating, I have never heard of this aircraft before, I wonder what NASA does with it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Correct me if im wrong, but i beleve the wigs are long so the aircraft can acheave sufficient lift at high altitudes
Anonymous
7 years ago
The resolution is very good and this enhances the detail of the aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hard to believe this aircraft is actually a modified Canberra.
Anonymous
4 years ago
NASA rolled out these heavily modified Martin B57 light bombers (an American version of venerable BAC Camberra) many years ago, in order to serve as high altitude weather reconaissance and research planes.. hence the "W" letter in the name.
Today two of them still remain in service, with "new" powerful engines (TF-33s preserved from retired C-141 airframes) and new avionic equipment, and cover a variety of research jobs requiring high altitude flying capability (such as earth observation, tele-communications, even oil and mining explorations!) with a large and advanced sensors payload, far beyond original weather and climate field. No planes of retirement for these old two ladies!

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