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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} British jet bomber {{Battle-rating|1}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update_1.45_"Steel_Generals"|Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} British jet bomber {{Battle-rating|1}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update_1.45_"Steel_Generals"|Update 1.45 "Steel Generals"]].
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The Canberra B (I) Mk.6 is an interdiction model of the famous bomber, thus it is more suited for aggressive ground attack/interdiction roles by comparison to the B Mk.2 or B-57A models. Much like the B-57B, it retains its bomb carrying capabilities, but also features and impressive battery of armament consisting of 4 x 20mm Hispano Mk V cannons. Not only this, but the B (I) Mk.6 has a 2000 round capacity for these cannons, making it a truly formidable attack aircraft and also allowing for air-to-air combat with other aircraft. Unlike the previous B Mk.2 model, due to the incursion of a gun pack to house the cannon armament, the B (I) 6 features wing mounted pylons to carry similar ordinance options to the previous model of Canberra. This makes the B (I) one of the most effective and versatile attack aircraft in game due to its ability to switch from conventional bombing, to ground attack and also interception.
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
! ABN1K2-J
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! AB
 
! RB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|856||832|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||26.7||27.4||13.8||11.9||750
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|894||880|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||25.5||26.0||26.9||20.0||750
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| || || || || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 520 || ~4 || ~2
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 590 || < 550 || < 500 || > 250
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
 
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* No armour plating
 
* No armour plating
 
* No armour glazing
 
* No armour glazing
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
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* Critical components located at the fuselage of the aircraft (fuel, pilot, controls)
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
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* Engines in wings
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannon, belly-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
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=== Suspended armament ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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<!--''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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{{main|:Category:Suspended armaments|l1=Suspended armaments}}
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=== Defensive armament ===
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance"
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* 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs + 3 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
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* 3 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs + 2 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
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* 5 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
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* 5 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs
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''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
 
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
 
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===Modules===
 
===Modules===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan = "1"| Tier
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! colspan="1" | Tier
!colspan = "2"| Flight performance
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
!colspan = "1"| Survivability
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! colspan="1" | Survivability
!colspan = "2"| Weaponry
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! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
*
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* High speed attack aircraft
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* High cannon ammo capacity
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* Large bomb carrying capabilities
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* Good agility
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
*
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* No defensive armament
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* Large surface area
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* High speed makes it hard to bomb smaller targets such as tanks
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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After the runaway success of the first English Electric Canberra variants, further development was an inevitability. A single Canberra B Mk.5 was constructed as a test bed of marrying the airframe with the new, more powerful Rolls-Royce Avon RA7 jet engines with a lengthened fuselage leading to a greater fuel capacity. Trials proved to be successful and the resulting Canberra B Mk.6 entered service with the RAF in 1954.
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The B Mk.6 was some 10 mph faster and also saw a range increase from approximately 2600 miles to just under 3400 miles, significantly improving flexibility of operations for RAF Bomber Command.
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The B Mk.6 also spawned the development of the interim B(I) Mk.6, which added a ventral pack containing four 20mm Hispano cannon and an additional two hard points on the wings for external stores. It also included the Low Altitude Bombing System for the release of nuclear weapons in a climb from low altitude.
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The Canberra saw service with both the RAF, RNZAF and RAAF during the Malayan Emergency. RAF Canberra B Mk.6’s also served alongside the earlier B Mk.2 and Photographic Reconnaissance variants during the Suez Crisis in 1956.
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Whilst the Canberra was phased out of service as an RAF front line bomber in the early 1960s it continued to be used for a staggering 50 years in other roles, particularly photographic reconnaissance, and even flew operationally in the 1991 Gulf War. It finally retired from service with the RAF in June 2006. The Canberra saw great success across a number of variants and was exporting to many countries such as Australia, the United States, France, India, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, West Germany, Venezuela, Sweden, South Africa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Ecuador and Ethiopia.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
 
== Read also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''

Revision as of 22:31, 14 February 2019

RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
Canberra B (I) Mk 6
canberra_bimk6.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.0/8.0/8.0BR
3 peopleCrew
25.9 tTake-off weight
6.46 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 192 mCeiling
2 х Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.109Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
860 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
2 000 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
3 x 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bomb
Setup 1
2 x 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bomb
3 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 2
5 x 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bombSetup 3
5 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 4
Economy
99 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png18 000 / 22 662/14 000 / 17 626/7 200 / 9 064Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
380 % Sl icon.png320 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Canberra B (I) Mk 6. For other uses, see Canberra (Disambiguation)

Description

The Canberra B (I) Mk 6 in the garage


The Canberra B (I) Mk 6 is a Rank V British jet bomber with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.45 "Steel Generals".

The Canberra B (I) Mk.6 is an interdiction model of the famous bomber, thus it is more suited for aggressive ground attack/interdiction roles by comparison to the B Mk.2 or B-57A models. Much like the B-57B, it retains its bomb carrying capabilities, but also features and impressive battery of armament consisting of 4 x 20mm Hispano Mk V cannons. Not only this, but the B (I) Mk.6 has a 2000 round capacity for these cannons, making it a truly formidable attack aircraft and also allowing for air-to-air combat with other aircraft. Unlike the previous B Mk.2 model, due to the incursion of a gun pack to house the cannon armament, the B (I) 6 features wing mounted pylons to carry similar ordinance options to the previous model of Canberra. This makes the B (I) one of the most effective and versatile attack aircraft in game due to its ability to switch from conventional bombing, to ground attack and also interception.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
856 832 12 192 26.7 27.4 13.8 11.9 750
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
894 880 12 192 25.5 26.0 26.9 20.0 750

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
860 450 520 ~4 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 590 < 550 < 500 > 250

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at the fuselage of the aircraft (fuel, pilot, controls)
  • Engines in wings

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Canberra B (I) Mk 6 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannon, belly-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Canberra B (I) Mk 6 can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs + 3 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 3 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs + 2 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 5 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 5 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs

Usage in the battles

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High speed attack aircraft
  • High cannon ammo capacity
  • Large bomb carrying capabilities
  • Good agility

Cons:

  • No defensive armament
  • Large surface area
  • High speed makes it hard to bomb smaller targets such as tanks

History

After the runaway success of the first English Electric Canberra variants, further development was an inevitability. A single Canberra B Mk.5 was constructed as a test bed of marrying the airframe with the new, more powerful Rolls-Royce Avon RA7 jet engines with a lengthened fuselage leading to a greater fuel capacity. Trials proved to be successful and the resulting Canberra B Mk.6 entered service with the RAF in 1954. The B Mk.6 was some 10 mph faster and also saw a range increase from approximately 2600 miles to just under 3400 miles, significantly improving flexibility of operations for RAF Bomber Command. The B Mk.6 also spawned the development of the interim B(I) Mk.6, which added a ventral pack containing four 20mm Hispano cannon and an additional two hard points on the wings for external stores. It also included the Low Altitude Bombing System for the release of nuclear weapons in a climb from low altitude. The Canberra saw service with both the RAF, RNZAF and RAAF during the Malayan Emergency. RAF Canberra B Mk.6’s also served alongside the earlier B Mk.2 and Photographic Reconnaissance variants during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Whilst the Canberra was phased out of service as an RAF front line bomber in the early 1960s it continued to be used for a staggering 50 years in other roles, particularly photographic reconnaissance, and even flew operationally in the 1991 Gulf War. It finally retired from service with the RAF in June 2006. The Canberra saw great success across a number of variants and was exporting to many countries such as Australia, the United States, France, India, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, West Germany, Venezuela, Sweden, South Africa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Ecuador and Ethiopia.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


Britain jet aircraft
English Electric  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6 · Lightning F.6
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper
  Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9
de Havilland  Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20
Hawker  Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FGR.2 (USA)