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posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 11:09 AM
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My data (as with most British sources of the time) only speaks of 'above' 48 000ft.

But Emile is right, the highest flying Canberra has got to be the biggest RB57 stretched wing (the F?) model.
I can't reproduce it but I'm sure I have read they could climb to over 75 000ft.

[edit on 23-8-2006 by sminkeypinkey]




posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 11:24 AM
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HEADS UP.

NASA's RB-57F is on its way across the pond right now - On it's way to Mildenhall.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 12:05 PM
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The RB-57F is the highest flying variant but obviously it is massively modified, the much more modestly changed PR.9 was capable of 65,000ft which enabled it to fly out of the reach of every fighter except the MiG 25.

Just to go back to an earlier point of discussion, Sminkey was exactly right in his description of the seating arrangement, the side by side two seat arrangement which emile linked to a photo of, is the T.4 trainer, not the B.2.

The offset canopy of the later versions was the result of this 2nd seat (and the access door of the bomber versions, being deleted and the pilots seat was in the same position on every UK model.

a little nugget, did you know that the Canberra was a Westland project until its designer, Teddy Petter, quit and took his bomber design to English Electric with him?



posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 04:03 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
I'm a little way away from Belfast, but not that far (mind you taxis on a night out are a killer tho).
It's a beautiful, green and tranquil little spot on the county Down coast (not a million miles from Kirkistown.....but just far away enough from Portavogey!
.....if you knew 'P' you'd get it
).

Strandmillis eh, the smart (and wildly expensive) end of town. Nice place to be (?) .


I don't really know the peninsula that well, portaferry and thats about it.


I "work" (and I use that term very loosely
) in stranmillis. My home place is on down beside Newcastle in the middle of the Mournes.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 06:51 AM
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Does anyone have a NACA code for the Canberra wing profile ? I know that there were quite a few variants, but any (preferrably RAF version) will do. I'm building an EDF radio control Canberra and would like to do a scale wing on it to.

Surely one of you must have this info in your vast reference library!



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by kilcoo316
I don't really know the peninsula that well, portaferry and thats about it.


- It can be beautiful but there are some characters in certain places!



My home place is on down beside Newcastle in the middle of the Mournes.


- Middle of the Mournes, lucky you.
One of the world's outstanding beauty-spots no less.

I'm too far away to hear it but I've often wondered, do the RAF Tornado jockeys do any of their low flying practise around there like they do in the mountainous parts of Scotland, Wales and England?

[edit on 18-9-2006 by sminkeypinkey]



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 06:16 AM
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By calculated, I found that Canberra also is the only one bomber, which payload is much over its empty weight. Think about this, a bomber, empty weight only a little bit more 10tons, whereas its payload is over 15tons high!

I my memory, only B-58 can compare with it in 50's.



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