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Old 06-26-2012, 12:14 AM
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Anybody want to venture a guess as to which was the first American JET bomber to drop a bomb in anger?
The B57 , perhaps?
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:44 AM
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A B-57B Canberra, 53-3888, from the 13th Bomber Squadron, 6251st TFW with the call sign RED LIMA out of Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. 19 February 1965
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Hmm, doing some research on the B-57...
Practically a new plane from the RB-57:
-New wings (narrower chord, shorter wingspan, dihedral instead of anhedral)
-Shorter engines
-Smaller vertical tail
-Different cockpit

Might take a while to do a redesign
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Aaron B-57B/C is a American classic, I believe is a valid redesign, is possible made a lot of versions...
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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Aaron B-57B/C is a American classic, I believe is a valid redesign, is possible made a lot of versions...
Well......... actually it's a British Classic But nobody is splitting hairs!

I remember reading one time about a USN Admiral that was complaining about those d*%n British Canberras making mock attack runs on "his" ship with impunity. That was until the Crusader came around!

Really with the different variants within this bomber the modeling possibilities are almost unlimited. In the Vietnam conflict alone there were 4 different variants used:

B-57B
B-57C
B-57G Night Intruder
RB-57E Patricia Lynn project

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:40 AM
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Not to put too fine a point on it but the B-57A was essentially a Canberra B.2 license-built by the Martin Aircraft Company. Only eight were built and they never saw squadron service, being used for testing. The RB-57A did see squadron service in Europe and in the Pacific. Most RB-57As ended up in the ANG with the exception of a couple dozen that were converted to EB-57As as trials aircraft against Allied SAM systems. The B-57A family were the only British designed Canberras used by the USAF.

All later B-57 models were "home-grown" American versions (re)designed and produced by Martin.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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YB you are right.......... but it is neat that this was the first "foreign" build aircraft adopted by the USAF, it also proves that the original design was a classic in that it was a good aircraft from the start and adapted easily to many, many differnet roles.

With the Global Economy now this seems to be the rule instead of the exception.............
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:58 PM
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I agree, John. The Canberra/B-57 in its numerous forms and liveries is one of my all-time favorites.
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Finally got the NASA WB-57 finished. Just gotta make up the cover page, and bundle it off to Ecardmodels.
Upcoming models-nasa-usaf-fixedcomposite-copy.jpg

I also started on the B-57. After pulling the 3-views into the RB-57 Rhino file, I discovered a few more differences between the 2, like a completely different nose.


So, I'm starting the B-57 over from scratch.
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