English Electric Canberra

History

Work on designing a jet powered bomber by English Electric started in 1944. Initially as a private idea to build a replacement for the Mosquito bomber. The Air Ministry in the summer of 1945 issued specification E.3/45 for a light jet bomber capable of carrying a 4000lb bomb load over 1400 nautical miles and with a ceiling of 50000 feet. In addition the aircraft was to have a crew of 2, be un-armed and use a radar bombing system, so was born the Canberra.

 

Versions

Canberra B.1

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570mph       

Canberra B.2

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 517mph   46712lb (max)  66ft 11.5in  65ft 6in

Canberra PR.3

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Canberra T.4

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Canberra B.5

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Canberra B.6

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 605mph  22265lb (empty), 53000Il (max) 64ft   65ft 5in

Canberra B.6 (RC)

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Canberra B(I).6

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 537mph  22708lb (empty), 57022lb (max)    

Canberra PR.7

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Canberra B(I).8

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 580moh  23173lb (empty), 55134 (max)  64ft  65ft 6in

Canberra PR.9

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 620mph  54950lb (max)  67ft 10in  66ft 8in

Canberra U.10

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Canberra T.11

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Canberra B(I).12

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Canberra T.13

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Canberra U.14

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Canberra B.15

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Canberra B.16

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Canberra T.17

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Canberra T.17A

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Canberra TT.18

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Canberra T.19

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Canberra B.20

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Canberra T.21

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Canberra T.22

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Canberra B.52

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Canberra B(I).56

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Canberra PR.57

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Canberra B(I).58

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Canberra B.62

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Canberra T.64

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Canberra B(I).66

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Canberra PR.67

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Canberra B(I).68

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Canberra B.92

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Canberra T.94

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