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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #150 on: March 20, 2022, 09:41:54 PM »
The Italeri 1/72 B-57 kit has a nose like that as one of the options

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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #151 on: April 12, 2022, 02:44:35 AM »
Random idea:  SEAD "Wild Weasel" style Canberra, probably based on Canberra B(I).8 and equipped with either Martel ARMs or perhaps US supplied AGM-45 Shrikes?
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #152 on: April 12, 2022, 03:04:15 AM »
That is my idea behind this project

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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #153 on: April 12, 2022, 04:18:12 AM »
Some lovely stuff in this thread. Here's one I've been thinking of for a while:

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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #154 on: April 12, 2022, 06:48:10 AM »
Here you go Dave. I can no longer find the online version.
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #155 on: April 13, 2022, 12:09:02 AM »
Nice! But they've put the engines a little too far inboard, which would require a major reworking of the main landing gear.
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #156 on: April 13, 2022, 01:10:41 AM »
Well spotted !
The engines need to be over-and-under, like a Short Sperrin . . .


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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #157 on: April 13, 2022, 03:18:13 AM »
Nice! But they've put the engines a little too far inboard, which would require a major reworking of the main landing gear.

I concur Dave.
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #158 on: April 13, 2022, 03:18:39 AM »
Well spotted !
The engines need to be over-and-under, like a Short Sperrin . . .


cheers,
Robin,

Good idea too.
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #159 on: July 30, 2022, 11:30:33 PM »
Different eras (early and late) of Canberra bombers. :thumbsup:


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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #160 on: July 31, 2022, 01:53:49 AM »
I like.  I know it goes against the spirit of the Canberra concept (essentially a jet Mosquito) but I do like the idea of a stinger tail gun.
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #161 on: July 31, 2022, 04:12:49 AM »
... but I do like the idea of a stinger tail gin.

Are you drinking gin and tonic again Greg?  ;D

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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #162 on: July 31, 2022, 04:25:00 AM »
Yes…but fat fingers were to blame that time.
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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #163 on: July 31, 2022, 05:10:20 AM »
Stinger tails -- yeah! yeah! yeah!

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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #164 on: August 05, 2022, 12:39:12 PM »
T tailed Canberra: the Very British Bomber. ;) :thumbsup:


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Re: English Electric and Martin B-57 Canberra
« Reply #165 on: August 06, 2022, 03:03:06 AM »
Hmmm...
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