Canberra to go on Display in Florida

Canberra awaits reassembly in Florida
Canberra awaits reassembly in Florida
Canberra awaits reassembly in Florida

An English Electric Canberra, TT.18 WJ574 has recently been moved to the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida and is being prepped for static display.

One of the most popular and successful of the first-generation of jet powered light bombers, the Canberra entered service for the RAF in 1951. The design was so successful that the United States built the plane under license as the Martin B-57 Canberra, the plane entering US service in 1953. The first U.S. jet bomber to drop bombs during combat, the Canberra remained in service as a tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft until 1983. In fact there are currently two Canberras in active service to this very day, a pair of Martin RB-57F Canberras, which while they are officially operated by NASA, are on active duty providing support to operations within Afghanistan acting as the operating platform of the U.S. Military’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system, or BACN.

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