English Electric / BAC Canberra

Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft

BAC Canberra © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The English Electric / BAC Canberra is a twin-engined two- or three-seat light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the British manufacturer English Electric (later BAC, British Aerospace Corporation).
The Canberra was also license-produced in large numbers (403) by Glenn L. Martin Company as Martin B-57. The Canberra was in service with the Royal Air Force from 1951 until 2006.
Crew3
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Avon 109
Engine Power (each)32,9 kN7400 lbf
Speed870 km/h470 kts
  541 mph
Service Ceiling14.630 m48.000 ft
Range5.841 km3.154 NM
3.630 mi.
Empty Weight12.680 kg27.955 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight24.925 kg54.950 lbs
Wing Span20,68 m67 ft 10 in
Wing Area97,1 m²1045 ft²
Length20,32 m66 ft 8 in
Height4,78 m15 ft 8 in
First Flight13.05.1949
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1352
ICAO CodeCNBR
Data for (Version)BAC Canberra PR.Mk.9
VariantsMartin B-57

[Photo-ID: 5349] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Martin B-57B Canberra, US Air Force (USAF), 52-1499, c/n 82,© Karsten Palt, 2012Martin
B-57B Canberra
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1499
c/n: 82
 
ex EB-57B
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 11117] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Martin B-57E Canberra, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-4274, c/n 376,© Karsten Palt, 2015Martin
B-57E Canberra
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-4274
c/n: 376
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 1870] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-04
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 2, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 99+34, c/n R3/EA3/6651,© Karsten Palt, 2009BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 2
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 99+34
c/n: R3/EA3/6651
 
Luftfahrtmuseum Manfred Pflumm [Schwenningen (EDTS)]
[Photo-ID: 1871] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-04
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 2, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 99+34, c/n R3/EA3/6651,© Karsten Palt, 2009BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 2
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 99+34
c/n: R3/EA3/6651
 
Luftfahrtmuseum Manfred Pflumm [Schwenningen (EDTS)]
[Photo-ID: 3479] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 2, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 99+35, c/n R3/EA3/6652,© Karsten Palt, 2010BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 2
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 99+35
c/n: R3/EA3/6652
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3480] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 2, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 99+35, c/n R3/EA3/6652,© Karsten Palt, 2010BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 2
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 99+35
c/n: R3/EA3/6652
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 1642] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 2, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 99+36, c/n R3/EA3/6644,© Karsten Palt, 2009BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 2
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 99+36
c/n: R3/EA3/6644
 
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]
[Photo-ID: 1643] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 2, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 99+36, c/n R3/EA3/6644,© Karsten Palt, 2009BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 2
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 99+36
c/n: R3/EA3/6644
 
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]
[Photo-ID: 6625] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
BAC / English Electric Canberra B Mk 6, Royal Aircraft Establishment, WT333, c/n EEP71470,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra B Mk 6
Royal Aircraft Establishment
Reg.: WT333
c/n: EEP71470
 
ex G-BVXC
Cold War Jets Collection [Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire]
[Photo-ID: 4504] © Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
BAC / English Electric Canberra B(I).58, Indian Air Force, BF-597, c/n EEP-005,© Karsten Palt, 2012BAC / English Electric
Canberra B(I).58
Indian Air Force
Reg.: BF-597
c/n: EEP-005
 
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]
[Photo-ID: 4503] © Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
BAC / English Electric Canberra B(I).58, Indian Air Force, BF-597, c/n EEP-005,© Karsten Palt, 2012BAC / English Electric
Canberra B(I).58
Indian Air Force
Reg.: BF-597
c/n: EEP-005
 
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]
[Photo-ID: 1284] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
BAC / English Electric Canberra B.2, Royal Air Force, WH725, c/n EEP71206,© Karsten Palt, 2008BAC / English Electric
Canberra B.2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH725
c/n: EEP71206
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1507] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
BAC / English Electric Canberra B8, Royal Air Force, XM264, c/n EEP71624,© Karsten Palt, 2008BAC / English Electric
Canberra B8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XM264
c/n: EEP71624
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1508] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
BAC / English Electric Canberra B8, Royal Air Force, XM264, c/n EEP71624,© Karsten Palt, 2008BAC / English Electric
Canberra B8
Royal Air Force
Reg.: XM264
c/n: EEP71624
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 6838] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAC / English Electric Canberra PR.3, Royal Air Force, WF922, c/n EEP71227,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra PR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WF922
c/n: EEP71227
 
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6837] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
BAC / English Electric Canberra PR.3, Royal Air Force, WF922, c/n EEP71227,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra PR.3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WF922
c/n: EEP71227
 
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6907] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAC / English Electric Canberra PR.7, Royal Air Force, WH791, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra PR.7
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH791
 
marked as WH792
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6908] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAC / English Electric Canberra PR.7, Royal Air Force, WH791, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra PR.7
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH791
 
marked as WH792
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 1282] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
BAC / English Electric Canberra PR3, Royal Air Force, WE139, c/n EEP71110,© Karsten Palt, 2008BAC / English Electric
Canberra PR3
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WE139
c/n: EEP71110
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 7661] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.17, Royal Air Force, WH740, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.17
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH740
 
ex B.2 variant, ex RNZAF
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 7662] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-19
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.17, Royal Air Force, WH740, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.17
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH740
 
ex B.2 variant, ex RNZAF
East Midlands Airport Aeropark [Castle Donington]
[Photo-ID: 6909] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.19, Royal Air Force, WH904, c/n SH.1647/EEP71123,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.19
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH904
c/n: SH.1647/EEP71123
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6910] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.19, Royal Air Force, WH904, c/n SH.1647/EEP71123,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.19
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH904
c/n: SH.1647/EEP71123
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 7020] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.4, Royal Air Force, WH846, c/n EEP71290,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH846
c/n: EEP71290
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 7021] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.4, Royal Air Force, WH846, c/n EEP71290,© Karsten Palt, 2013BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH846
c/n: EEP71290
 
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 11944] © Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
BAC / English Electric Canberra T.4, Royal Air Force, WH849, c/n 71295,© Karsten Palt, 2001BAC / English Electric
Canberra T.4
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WH849
c/n: 71295
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 11400] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Martin EB-57B Canberra, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-1506, c/n 089,© Karsten Palt, 2015Martin
EB-57B Canberra
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1506
c/n: 089
 
retired 1981, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11318] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Martin EB-57B Canberra, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-1519, c/n 102,© Karsten Palt, 2015Martin
EB-57B Canberra
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1519
c/n: 102
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11319] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Martin EB-57B Canberra, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-1519, c/n 102,© Karsten Palt, 2015Martin
EB-57B Canberra
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-1519
c/n: 102
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5490] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Martin RB-57D Canberra, US Air Force (USAF), 53-3982, c/n 6,© Karsten Palt, 2012Martin
RB-57D Canberra
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-3982
c/n: 6
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]