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 m1045 ft
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)]