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More: UK - England, October 22, 2005
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N928NA / 28 (cn 119) Our highlight of the day was this WB-57F seen departing back to the USA.
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A visitor from Italy posted Tue November 12, 2013:
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!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri June 18, 2010:
Hard to believe this aircraft is actually a modified Canberra.

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 26, 2010:
The resolution is very good and this enhances the detail of the aircraft.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat October 25, 2008:
Correct me if im wrong, but i beleve the wigs are long so the aircraft can acheave sufficient lift at high altitudes

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 24, 2008:
Fascinating, I have never heard of this aircraft before, I wonder what NASA does with it.

A visitor from Iceland posted Tue November 8, 2005:
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!!

A visitor from Iceland posted Sun November 6, 2005:
What an ugly plane!

Very nice photo, good quality and angle.

I wonder why the wings are SOOO long.

- Reykjavik Spotters - D.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 4, 2005:
Wow, it really sits quite low to the ground.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 4, 2005:
A very interesting aircraft

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 4, 2005:
Wow, what a big tail bird !!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 4, 2005:
Excellent shot of this old bird never thought you would see an american example such as this in the UK.

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 3, 2005:
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

A visitor from Venezuela posted Thu November 3, 2005:
It recreates the aura of an age. Altogether Loverly! Albeit pretty modifed, eh?

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 3, 2005:
This thing looks wicked. Nice angle too.

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu November 3, 2005:
I´ve never seen anything like it. Nice aircraft. T.B.

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 3, 2005:
What the heck is it? star wars :P

A visitor from Indonesia posted Thu November 3, 2005:
Uniqe design for this plane, the angle capture succsesfull to aproach the main of detile

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