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  1. Going by these photos of English Electric built ones, I'd venture black is the way to go. John
  2. Lol, it's like the Bat symbol, a Canberra shaped light appears in the sky over Bradford John
  3. Hi Dennis, defo mine, just checked. No problem with you posting them. John
  4. This is the best I can do, I hope it helps? John
  5. I'm not 100% Dennis, I'll take a look tonight. John
  6. I think they are mine Dennis. If so no problem. John
  7. I would venture it would depend on time frame. John
  8. I feel the mojo issues too, but I agree with Dave, she needs finishing! The world can never have too many Canberra's John
  9. I'm fairly sure it was post service too, to protect the bays from corrosion, seeing as the u/c would not be raised again. John
  10. True, I should have pointed that out, but under that wax oil, it is still aluminum and muck. John
  11. A Vietnam war Mk.20 then? I'm glad you like the site. John
  12. It's a nice colour scheme. Have you had a look around my web site? IPMS UK Canberra SIG. John
  13. No problem Ali, if you ever need anything Canberra related I always happy to help! John
  14. When we first started the project we a had planned to add an in depth model section, but as the book grew and grew into two very substantial volumes something had to go. Having said that when the original book came out it was my go to book for Canberra info, I don't think that has changed other than it is now even better. The book contains a lot of facts and airframe detail plus first had accounts from ground and aircrew backed up and supplemented with extracts from Squadron diaries and operational records. The photos are very good, with many never published before. John
  15. There was provision to carry a long range tank in the bomb bay, but it was seldom used around the UK or Europe as the Canberra had plenty of range. John
  16. There is no technical reason for them to be left open, the only thing I can think of is, if the crew were selling merchandise the bomb bay is where the luggage pannier is, it would make access less of an issue, like wise if they had food and drink it too may have been stashed in there. John
  17. Essentially they are the same as the very early RAF T.4's, no ejection seats for the instructor or student, the Nav. had a Mk.1CS. The external difference, this was confined basically to the repositioned pitot to the optical flat on the nose cap. John
  18. Not too long now Andre John
  19. this is from the German Air Force G.91 flight Manual John
  20. Thanks very much Paul, I hope you enjoy them John
  21. I hope this is ok? I thought it would be of interest to the group, seeing as I appear to have been participating third party for a while. Canberra book(s) release dates. Fonthill have now announced dates for the 2-volume Canberra set by Ken Delve and John Sheehan, and their website https://www.fonthill.media/collections/aircraft even has a pre-order deal! Volume 1 deals with the RAF's use of the Canberra from the Bomber Wings of Bomber Command from 1951, through interdictors in Germany, Middle East and Far East, the global PR presence - right up to 2006 (!), and the many and varied support roles in EW, target towing, etc. Volume 2 covers the overseas users, including the B-57, plus the Operational Conversion Unit, trials use, displays, preserved aircraft, a full production list with histories, and more. The reason it is 2 volumes is that the whole package is around 380,000 words and 800+ photos, so a single volume would have been tricky! Watch out for details of launch events where you can buy the book(s), get them signed, view Canberra displays, and hear 'Canberra chats'. John
  22. Thanks Des, I hope you enjoy them. John
  23. Hi All Canberra book(s) release dates. Fonthill have now announced dates for the 2-volume Canberra set by Ken Delve and John Sheehan, and their website https://www.fonthill.media/collections/aircraft even has a pre-order deal! Volume 1 deals with the RAF's use of the Canberra from the Bomber Wings of Bomber Command from 1951, through interdictors in Germany, Middle East and Far East, the global PR presence - right up to 2006 (!), and the many and varied support roles in EW, target towing, etc. Volume 2 covers the overseas users, including the B-57, plus the Operational Conversion Unit, trials use, displays, preserved aircraft, a full production list with histories, and more. The reason it is 2 volumes is that the whole package is around 380,000 words and 800+ photos, so a single volume would have been tricky! Watch out for details of launch events where you can buy the book(s), get them signed, view Canberra displays, and hear 'Canberra chats'. John
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