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- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 71
- Mods: 8
The English Electric Canberra… also known as the Martin B-57, and Martin/General-Dynamics RB-57 .
Britain’s first jet-powered bomber, first flown in 1949 and introduced in 1951, replacing WW2 era piston-engined Mosquitos, Lincolns and Washingtons. Adapted to various supplementary roles, heavily adapted Canberras remained in use into the 21st century.
The English Electric Canberra medium bomber was developed in the mid to late 40s, and introduced during the 1950s, becoming Britain’s first jet powered bomber aircraft. Throughout the majority of the 1950s the Canberra could fly at a higher altitude than any other aircraft in the world, and in 1951 was also the first jet aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight. It could evade early jet interceptors, and was therefore exported both inside and outside the commonwealth.
The United States received licence to produce the Canberra, which became known as the Martin B-57 Canberra, and was used as a tactical nuclear strike aircraft. It was also used for tactical bombing, photographic and electronic reconnaissance, acting as the USA’s main spyplane prior to the introduction of the U-2. It saw significant use during the Vietnam War.
Canberras were highly adaptable and reliable, with the RAF only retiring the last of theirs in 2006, after 57 years of use. Three American Martin B-57s remain in service, performing meteorological research work for NASA, and used in battlefield electronic communication provision.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.3.
- B9 Aerospace Parts Pack
- B9 Procedural Wings Modified
- Procedural Parts
- Squad (stock)
- Stock Extension
- TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
- ZZZ Flags
AedsPlanes are replicas of historic aircraft built as accurately as possible, and usually to 1:1 scale. Enjoy the experience of being a real Kerbal Airforce pilot!
(For added immersion, install flag mod World Aircraft Insignia by ChaseAEd and add real airforce roundels to your planes).