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canberra kid

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  1. 77 years ago 22 June 1945, my dad flew his first combat mission. It was only his second flight in Burma with 79 Sqn. 1/48 Tamiya P.47D. Extract from my dad’s log book and the 79 Sqn. ORB. ‘a ridge at QA 030670 was the uninspiring target for this sortie. Glide bombing attacks were made and all bombs fell in the area. Four (?) strafing runs were made by each aircraft on the area and along a track (?). No results or movements were seen. Bombs: 12 x 500lb Mk IV GP 11 Sec delay Ammo: 9,510 x .5 API’ John
  2. From the F.4J UK pilots notes John
  3. Just a heads up Vol.1 of the new Canberra book is now being shipped. It can be ordered from WH. Smith, Ebay, World books and directly from the publisher. John
  4. Is this it? Angle of Attack probe, number 22 on the drawing. John
  5. Going by these photos of English Electric built ones, I'd venture black is the way to go. John
  6. Lol, it's like the Bat symbol, a Canberra shaped light appears in the sky over Bradford John
  7. Hi Dennis, defo mine, just checked. No problem with you posting them. John
  8. This is the best I can do, I hope it helps? John
  9. I'm not 100% Dennis, I'll take a look tonight. John
  10. I think they are mine Dennis. If so no problem. John
  11. I would venture it would depend on time frame. John
  12. I feel the mojo issues too, but I agree with Dave, she needs finishing! The world can never have too many Canberra's John
  13. 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
  14. True, I should have pointed that out, but under that wax oil, it is still aluminum and muck. John
  15. A Vietnam war Mk.20 then? I'm glad you like the site. John
  16. It's a nice colour scheme. Have you had a look around my web site? IPMS UK Canberra SIG. John
  17. No problem Ali, if you ever need anything Canberra related I always happy to help! John
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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