The incredible success of the English Electric Canberra jet bomber can be gauged by the length of time it remained in service with the Royal Air Force. With the first Canberras arriving at RAF No.101 Squadron in early 1951, the last photo-reconnaissance PR.9 machines were only withdrawn in 2006 – a remarkable 55 years in service. When the Canberra entered RAF service in the early 1950’s, it was truly a ground-breaking aircraft in every respect. Possessing performance superior to that of many front line fighter aircraft of the day, the Canberra was capable of flying at speeds and altitudes which make it almost impervious to interception by enemy fighters. Setting a number of world speed and altitude records, the highly capable Canberra was coveted by many of the world’s air forces and became a great export success for the British Aviation industry. The definitive B.2 bomber variant was license built in Australia, under the designation Canberra B.20.
- 1:48th Scale Military Aircraft Plastic Model Kit
- Livery A: B(I)6 WT313, 213 Squadron RAF Germany Livery B: B.20, 205, 1(B) OCU, Royal Australian Air Force
- Skill Level: 3 Number of Parts: 182
- Humbrol Paints needed are listed on the outside of the box
- Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately