Aircraft Photo of WH876 | English Electric Canberra D14 | UK - Air Force | #3748
Registration / Serial:WH876
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Version:English Electric Canberra D14
Licence-built by:Short
C/n (msn):SH.1633
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:FairfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGVA   IATA: FFD   Local: -   Other: -
Event:IAT - International Air Tattoo 1985
Photo Date:July 1985
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 3748
Photo Comment

Built as a B.2 in 1953 and flown by three Bomber Command squadrons till 1960, this Canberra was converted to a U.14 radio-controlled pilotless target by Shorts at Belfast. Then operated by RN 728 Sqn from Hal Far, Malta on Seacat and Seaslug missile trials. After removal of radio gear, joined the A&AEE as a target tug in 1964 and was later used for ejector seat trials till 1988, including a period with Martin-Baker at Chalgrove. Dismantled by 1994 but the cockpit section was saved

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