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PostPosted: November 15th, 2016, 10:18 am 
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Hi guys

I have an air fix 1/72 scale Canberra PR9 in my stash, was thinking of doing something a bit different with it. Anybody have any ideas/photos/research/advice. Im a fairly experienced modeler so could probably handle some intricate work. I'm mainly looking for ideas for unusual PR9s

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PostPosted: November 15th, 2016, 2:09 pm 
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Hi Ghostrider and welcome to the forum. You have a lot to choose from with Canberras. How about some of the RN ones or a target tug?

BTW, you might like to put an introduction in the "Welcome" forum. :)

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2016, 8:03 pm 
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Cheers Dazzled

Didn't know there were RN Canberras. I'll start some research there, I was having some thoughts along the lines of a maritime strike variant. Thinking of something with more speed then a Shackleton but could be guided by it. Maybe some air to sea missiles mounted on underwing pylons?


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2016, 10:54 pm 
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There were actually strike versions of the Canberra. Try researching Canberras with AS-30 missiles.

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2017, 3:17 pm 
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Sadly I couldn't make it to Telford. But I've just seen a great pic in one of the magazines. An alternative Canberra which was carrying two underwing mounted bloodhound surface to air missiles! Looks amazing.


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Welcome to the forum Ghostrider!
As it happens I have been restoring a Canberra PR.9 and she'll end up after being converted looking like this:
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Buccaneer radar trainer 8-)

1:1 scale?

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Possibly.
The real thing is sat in a hanger at the Newark Air Museum.

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PostPosted: March 10th, 2017, 11:57 pm 
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Wow, looks interesting, what's known about this variant?


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Ghostrider wrote:
Wow, looks interesting, what's known about this variant?



It's a one-off called the T.22. Originally intended as a trainer equipped with the Blue Parrot radar used on the Blackburn Buccaneer it was developed into an aircraft with a much more sinister purpose. See this link. http://thempirestwilight.wikia.com/wiki/English_Electric_Canberra_T.22_(Special)_-_Airborne_Biological_Agent_Application_Platform_(ABAAP)

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OK, Much More sinister. however it ties in nicely with what I see as a real theme around Cold War technology. basically with both NATO and WARPAC tied into an ongoing arms race, we see any number of R&D projects like this. its really interesting.


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Ghostrider wrote:
Sadly I couldn't make it to Telford. But I've just seen a great pic in one of the magazines. An alternative Canberra which was carrying two underwing mounted bloodhound surface to air missiles! Looks amazing.

Yikes!
Can't imagine a Canberra carrying one Bloodhound, let alone two!
Perhaps the Fireflash missile would present a more likely what-if for self-defence, or the good old Bullpup ASM (there were a few different varieties, some available in 1/72 in the Hasegawa weapons sets).

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Hmmmmm...An air defense variant, interesting idea!


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