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English Electric Co: Canberra

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1950. Canberra.
January 1952. Canberra.
1952. Canberra B2.
Sept 1953.
1960. "Canberra PR. 9"

Note: This is a sub-section of English Electric Co

A total of 901 produced in the UK

The English Electric Canberra is a British first-generation jet-powered medium bomber manufactured in large numbers through the 1950s. The Canberra could fly at a higher altitude than any other bomber through the 1950s and set a world altitude record of 70,310 ft (21,430 m) in 1957.

Due to its ability to evade the early jet interceptors and its significant performance advancement over contemporary piston-engined bombers, the Canberra was a popular export product and served with air forces of many nations. In February 1951 a Canberra became the first jet aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight.

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