English Electric Canberra
|English Electric Canberra|
|RAF's English Electric Canberra.|
|Role||Bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.|
|Status||Out of service|
|Primary user||Royal Air Force|
|Number built||949 examples|
The English Electric Canberra is a famous twin-turbojet British-Australian military aircraft. Originally designed and built as a bomber, it was later modified for reconnaissance and electronic warfare. It was used in the United Kingdom by the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm, and the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Other operators are Argentina, Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, New Zealand, Peru, Rhodesia, South Africa, Sweden, Venezuela, West Germany, and Zimbabwe.
USA bought two aircrafts for aerial tests. English Electric Canberra was the basis of the Martin B-57 light bomber.