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English Electric / BAC Canberra

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Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft

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).
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Avon 109
Engine Power (each)32,9 kN7396 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 m67,8 ft
Wing Area97,1 m1045 ft
Length20,32 m66,7 ft
Height4,78 m15,7 ft
First Flight13.05.1949
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1352
Data for (Version)BAC Canberra PR.Mk.9
VariantsMartin B-57
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.

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