Author Topic: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'  (Read 3444 times)

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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2019, 02:56:04 AM »
Australia also had a few Canberras spare in the mid-late-1960s after they had been replaced by the F-111s.

Mid to late '60s?  Only if we change the timeline further.  The RAAF F-111s didn't arrive in Australia until 1973 (hence why we had F-4Es from 1970-73).  The Canberras might have started being offered in the early '70s at best.
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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2019, 08:13:19 AM »
Australia also had a few Canberras spare in the mid-late-1960s after they had been replaced by the F-111s.

Mid to late '60s?  Only if we change the timeline further.  The RAAF F-111s didn't arrive in Australia until 1973 (hence why we had F-4Es from 1970-73).  The Canberras might have started being offered in the early '70s at best.

Canberra squadrons started disbanding in the late 1960s.  No 1 Squadron ceased operating Canberras in 1968.  No.6 Squadron ceased operating Canberras in 1970.  No.2 operated the Canberra until 1982.

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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2019, 02:07:54 AM »
Canberra squadrons started disbanding in the late 1960s.  No 1 Squadron ceased operating Canberras in 1968.  No.6 Squadron ceased operating Canberras in 1970.  No.2 operated the Canberra until 1982.

Check your facts:

  • No1 & 6 SQNs did not relinquish their Canberras until 1970 (late 1970 at that) - yes conversion training may have commenced with crews of No.1 SQN earlier but they were still operating Canberras until 1970
  • The first RAAF Canberras were not approved for disposal until late 1971 and actual disposal was not until 1972 if not later
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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2019, 10:38:17 AM »
I did check my facts.  Obviously the websites I gleaned that information from was wrong, Greg.

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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2019, 09:14:36 PM »
We don't seem to have a Canberra ideas and inspiration topic so I hope no one objects to me using this one.

How about a fighter version of the Canberra, not just radar fitted etc. but more along the lines of the Hornet vs the Mustang, or the Cobra verses the Huey?

Canberra wings and engines with a narrow diameter fuselage, tandem cockpit, radar, cannons, etc.

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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2019, 11:32:46 PM »
We don't seem to have a Canberra ideas and inspiration topic so I hope no one objects to me using this one.


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Re: RAAF English Electric Canberra 'SLEP Program'
« Reply #81 on: November 27, 2019, 08:30:42 PM »
Thanks