Aircraft Photo of WE140 | English Electric Canberra PR3 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #8615
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:WE140
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Version:English Electric Canberra PR3
C/n (msn):71126
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:London - HeathrowMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLL   IATA: LHR   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:2 June 1953
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 8615
Photo Comment

540 Squadron Canberra PR.3 at Heathrow North. On Coronation Day three Canberras were used to transport the BBC's coverage of event across the Atlantic for 'same-day' viewing by our Canadian friends - hence the aircraft is fitted with wing tip tanks.. Aircraft allocated were PR3s WE136, WE140, and WE142, with B2 WD987 as reserve. WE140 did not actually make the Transatlantic trip due to a faulty radio compass.

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