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English Electric Canberra B2
English Electric Canberra B2
Canberra B2 WK163 is operated by Classic Aviation Projects and appears in the markings of the 'Napier Scorpion Canberra' which set the world height record to 70,000 feet, seen here just after landing at Duxford Autumn Air Day in 2000.
Aircraft Specifications
Aircraft Type: Three Crew Light Jet Bomber
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engines: 2 x Rolls Royce Avon 101 Jet Engines developing 6,500lb of thrust.
Armament: Bomb Load of 6,000 lb (all internally stored)
Dimensions: Wing Span: 63ft 11.5 in. Length: 65ft 6 in. Height: 15ft 7 in. Wing Area: 960 sq. feet
Weights: Empty: 22,200lb. Max Takeoff: 46,000lb.
Performance: Max Speed: 570 mph at 40,000ft. Service Ceiling: 48,000ft Max Range: 2,660 miles.
Operators: RAF, RAAF, USAF
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