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English Electric Canberra

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Brainchild of the eccentric WEW Petter, the English Electric Canberra was the spiritual successor of the De Havilland DH98 Mosquito; a small, fast bomber capable of outrunning contemporary fighters. This premise, strapping two of the most powerful jets available to the smallest fuselage and wing possible, doesn't sound promising but it produced one of Britain's most successful and long-lived bombers; export sales to 16 countries including the septics and notching up sales of over 1300, the last Canberra flight for the RAF was by a PR9 recconnaisance bird in July 2006.

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