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English Electric Canberra

English Electric Canberra

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{detailed description}In the history of aviation, of the many thousands of types of aircraft designed and built throughout the world for a multitude of purposes in war and peace, a relatively small number have proved to be so successful in combining performance, utility and maintainability with ease of operation and popularity as to make them historically famous.
Of World War 2 aircraft the Spitfire, Mustang and FW190 immediately spring to mind and in the postwar period the F-86 Sabre and Hawker Hunter proved classic jet designs. But from its first public demonstration at the Farnborough display in 1949, the English Electric Canberra drew and held the attention of the aviation world. Here was a bomber which could outmanoeuvre all the fighters of the time and climb to 10,000ft and more above their operating ceiling; and one which was simple to maintain and a delight to fly.
Most important of all, it was British and it placed Britain in the forefront of jet aircraft design with the most potent bomber of the period.
The development, flight testing and service record of the Canberra are detailed in this superbly illustrated history by Roland Beamont, - who after a distinguished war record became English Electric's test pilot for the Canberra in 1947 - and renowned aviation journalist Arthur Reed. As can be imagined, with two such authors the book is both authentic and highly readable.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Roland Beamont and Arthur Reed
published by Ian Allan 1984 1st edn. 160pp illustrated, appendices 18x24
{condition}very good inc. d/j.
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