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English Electric Canberra
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RAF's English Electric Canberra.
Role Bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.
National origin UK-Australia
Manufacturer English Electric
First flight 1949
Introduction 1951
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.

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