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RAAF English Electric Canberra B.2 cockpit, pt 2

December 15, 2015 in Aviation

Had some problems yesterday to add photos to my articles so here comes part 2, a bit on the side..

These photos gives a bit more understanding on how things are arranged in the cockpit. The photo with the “holed rail”, is whats to the left when viewed towards the back seats. Dunlop? Yes, this is THE missing detail you never find in any after market set: the floor cover in rubber. As it happens this is a B.2 version, just like the two Canvberras operated by the Royal Swedish Air Force in the SIGINT and research capacity. However, the Swedish B.2s didn´t have the original glas nose but noses containing radars etc.

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9 responses to RAAF English Electric Canberra B.2 cockpit, pt 2

  1. Thanks for sharing. I wasn’t aware that Sweden had used the aircraft, but on the other hand who didn’t 🙂

    • Thanks, Martin. Exactly, who didn´t… If one wants to keep building models of one type only (and not want to do Bf 109s…) this is the one to go for. Should have photos of a Swedish one somewhere. The Swedish ones were withdrawn from service in 1973 and 1974.

  2. Whaddya know….floor mats – who knew? 🙂

    • Yep, just like any car. Maybe to stop the drink carts from sliding as the stewardesses provide drinks and snacks… But really, the Canberra must be one of very few jets one actually can take a walk in while in flight, so a proper floor was necessary.

  3. Thanks for this fotos

  4. The amount of plumbing in these is amazing!

    Good to see you around here Stellan!



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