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Canberra B.2 (RAF) for the "Strike Fighters 2" Series by Ahmed Junaid Raza
B.2 Cockpit with bombardier view by Daniel "Kessselbrut" Himmel
Special thanks to Spinners for making the 3D model more accurate and making me find some better reference material :)
RAF0 skin by Spinners
RAF1 skin by Michael (Mike1) Riddell
Updated for the SF2 series by MigBuster and Spinners (July 2009)
The RAF's first bomber, the Canberra, had a career spanning over 51 years on the front lines. Chief designer W. Petter had just joined the design team at English Electric when work began on the Canberra. He changed the swept wings of the original design to a more unconventional design with the engines part way out on, and embedded in, the wing. The end sections of the wings were broad and square, and two powerful Rolls-Royce Avon engines completed the design. The crew of two sat side-by-side in a pressurized cabin. With good fuel economy, and excellent maneuverability at all altitudes, the EE.A1 was an instant success.
The prototype was first flown on May 13, 1949, and was problem-free. The first four prototypes were designated the Canberra B.MK 1, and were intended for use with a radar-assisted bomb aiming system. A delay in this system led to the production of a day bomber prototype, the Canberra B.MK 2, and the first operational aircraft were delivered on May 25, 1951.
Around 410 B.mk2s were built for the RAF - some saw action in the 1956 Suez crisis.
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