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{{Specs-Card|code=canberra_bmk2}}
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British jet bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.43]].
  
[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} British jet bomber {{Battle-rating|1}}.  This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.43]].
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuvrability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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<!-- ''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.'' -->
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
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! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
| 835 ||809|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||26.9||27.6||14.8||13.4||750
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
 
|-
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
 
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|-
! AB
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! Stock
! RB
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| 835 || 809 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 26.9 || 27.6 || 14.8 || 13.4 || rowspan="2" | 750
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
|915||880|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||25.4||26.0||25.7||20.0||750
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! Upgraded
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| 915 || 880 || 25.4 || 26.0 || 25.7 || 20.0
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
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! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear !! Drogue chute
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
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|-
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
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|-
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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|-
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 520 || ~3 || ~2
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 520 || 520 || 320 || ~7 || ~3
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
|-
 
|-
| < 590 || < 550 || < 550 || > 250
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| < 590 || < 550 || < 500 || N/A
 
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|-
 
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|}
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==== Engine performance ====
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! colspan="3" | Engine
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! colspan="6" | Aircraft mass
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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! colspan="2" | Engine name || Number
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! colspan="3" | Empty mass || colspan="3" | Wing loading (full fuel)
 
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! Optimal altitude
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| colspan="2" | Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.101 ||  2
! 100% Engine power
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| colspan="3" | 10,300 kg || colspan="3" |  171 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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|-
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
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! colspan="3" | Engine characteristics
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! colspan="5" | Mass with fuel (no weapons load) || rowspan="2" | Max Takeoff<br/>Weight
 
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! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! Weight (each) || colspan="2" | Type
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! 15m fuel || 20m fuel || 30m fuel || 45m fuel || 50m fuel
 
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! Optimal altitude
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| 800 kg || colspan="2" | Axial-flow turbojet
! 100% Engine power
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| 11,800 kg || 12,280 kg || 13,240 kg || 14,680 kg || 15,160 kg || 20,865 kg
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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! colspan="3" | {{Annotation|Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each engine, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}}
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! colspan="6" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
 
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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! Condition || 100% || WEP
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! 15m fuel || 20m fuel || 30m fuel || 45m fuel || 50m fuel || MTOW
 
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! Optimal altitude
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| ''Stationary'' || 2,850 kgf || N/A
! 100% Engine power
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| 0.48 || 0.46 || 0.43 || 0.39 || 0.38 || 0.27
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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| ''Optimal'' || 2,850 kgf<br/>(0 km/h) || N/A
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| 0.48 || 0.46 || 0.43 || 0.39 || 0.38 || 0.27
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* No armour plating
 
* No armour plating
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
 
 
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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=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|G.P. Mk.I (1,000 lb)|H.C. 4,000 lb Mk.II (4,000 lb)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance"
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
  
* 9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
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* 9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (4,500 lb total)
* 6 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
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* 6 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (6,000 lb total)
* 1 x H.C. 4000 lb Mk.II bomb + 2 x G.P. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
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* 1 x 4,000 lb H.C. 4,000 lb Mk.II bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (6,000 lb total)
  
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== Usage in battles ==
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Climbing high to around 10 kilometres will save you from most predators and AA fire in both AB and RB as the Canberra has one of the best climb rates and high-alt performances in the game. Watch out for the [[Me 163 B|Me 163]] and [[Ki-200]]. The standard tactic for the Canberra is to bomb the enemy bases and airfield, while keep climbing to stay out of reach from fighters. This tactic can be better if in a squadron with multiple Canberra, thus at least one can get past any defences to destroy the enemy's bases. Using the 6 x 1,000 lb payload is recommended for usage on bases while 1 x 4,000 lb + 2 x 1,000 lb payload works best when used on airfields.
== Usage in the battles ==
 
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===Manual Engine Control===
 
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! rowspan="2" |Mixer
 
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
 
! colspan="3" |Radiator
 
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
 
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
 
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! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Type
 
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==== General play style ====
 
Climbing high to around 10 kilometers will save you from most predators and AA fire in both AB and RB as the Canberra has one of the best climb rates and high-alt performances in game. Watch out for the [[Me 163 (Disambiguation)|Me 163]] and [[Ki-200]]. The standard tactic for the Canberra is to bomb the enemy bases and airfield, while keep climbing to stay out of reach from fighters. This tactic can be better if in a squadron with multiple Canberras, thus at least one can get past any defenses to destroy the enemy's bases. Using the 6 x 1,000 lb payload is recommended for usage on bases while 1 x 4,000 lb + 2 x 1,000 lb payload works best when used on airfields.
 
  
==== Vehicle characteristics ====
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=== Modules ===
 
 
==== Tactics ====
 
Maintaining a high altitude is a good defense tactic for this plane as most planes do not have as good climbing and high-alt performance. This will save you from nearly every fighter except for [[Me 163 (Disambiguation)|Me 163]] and [[Ki-200]]. Utilizing the airbrakes is important as it can save you from [[Me 163 (Disambiguation)|Me 163]] and [[Ki-200]].
 
 
 
==== Specific enemies worth noting ====
 
[[Me 163 (Disambiguation)|Me 163]] and [[Ki-200]] will easily reach altitude.
 
 
 
===Modules===
 
 
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! colspan="1" | Survivability
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! Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
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| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
| Radiator
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| EEMBC No.2 Mark 1
 
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|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
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| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
| Engine
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| EELBC No.2 Mark 4
 
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| IV
 
| IV
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| Engine Injection
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| Engine
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
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Improving bomb load should be the first priority as it will save you from taking the risk of going to the airfield less.
 
Improving bomb load should be the first priority as it will save you from taking the risk of going to the airfield less.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Large target
 
* Large target
 
* Likely to be a big target for fighter aircraft with an air-spawn
 
* Likely to be a big target for fighter aircraft with an air-spawn
* BR 7.7, due to which it will meet MiG-15 Bis, Yak 30 and other planes that out speed, out turn, out dive and obviously out gun you.
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* BR 7.7, due to which it will meet MiG-15 Bis, Yak 30 and other planes that out speed, out turn, out dive and obviously outgun you
* A easy target for anything with guns that can go over 800 kph.
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* An easy target for anything with guns that can go over 800 km/h
* First few fights will be running to a base, bombing the base and ending up dead by enemy jets.
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* First few fights will be running to a base, bombing the base and ending up dead by enemy jets
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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Canberra B Mk.2 was created in 1949 to replace the Mosquito fast bomber. It was designed to have outstanding high altitude performance and speed. It was unparalelled for 10 years, its successor is the Victor Valiant. It was retired from service in 2006 from the RAF. It established a world altitude record of 21430m in 1957. It was the first jet powered aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight.
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Canberra B Mk.2 was created in 1949 to replace the Mosquito fast bomber. It was designed to have outstanding high altitude performance and speed. It was unparalleled for 10 years, its successor is Victor Valiant. It was retired from service in 2006 from the RAF. It established a world altitude record of 21430m in 1957. It was the first jet-powered aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight.
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=== In-game description ===
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Whilst the United States and the Soviet Union were, in many ways, running ahead of Britain during the early development of jet fighters, Britain would at least keep up if not forge ahead with its very first jet bomber – the legendary English Electric Canberra.
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The origins of the Canberra lay in 1944 when the Air Ministry called for a replacement for the de Havilland Mosquito in the light bomber role – a fast, agile tactical bomber was required by RAF Bomber Command to move into the jet age. English Electric set to work under Chief Engineer WEW Petter, who envisaged a bomber built around straight wings of a large area, and two of the new Rolls-Royce Avon jet engines. The prototype first flew in May 1949, with Typhoon-ace Roland Beamont at the controls. The Chief Test Pilot remarked that the aircraft was practically free of vices and possessed an agility that was reminiscent of a fighter rather than a bomber.
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After various modifications were made, including the addition of a glass nose for a bomb aimer, the first production variant – the B Mk.2 - entered service in 1951 with No.101 Squadron. The Canberra was able to reach speeds of some 560 mph and reach heights of 48,000 feet whilst maintaining the capacity to carry 6000 lbs of ordnance. A series of modified Canberra B Mk.2s set a succession of world altitude records, culminating in August 1957 with a staggering 70,310 feet. It was a Canberra that saw victory at the Last Great Air Race from London to Christchurch in 1953. With a range of approximately 2600 miles, the Canberra was considered a tactical rather than a strategic bomber.
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The Canberra was popular with its aircrew due to its performance, popular with ground crews due to its relatively simple maintenance schedule and also popular with Command due to its relatively low cost. Over 400 Canberra B Mk.2's were built until uprated engines led to the development of its successor, the B Mk.6, which entered service in the summer of 1954. As squadrons received the newer model, the now older B Mk.2 saw service with the RAF in Germany, Cyprus and the Far East, although the variant did serve successfully in the Suez Crisis of 1956. A small number of export variants of the B Mk.2 also saw service with the United States as a template for building under license as the Martin B-57, Australia and Venezuela.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, 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,''
 
  
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== See also ==
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''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;''
 
* ''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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== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
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{{Britain jet aircraft}}

Latest revision as of 14:09, 15 August 2020

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Canberra B Mk 2
canberra_bmk2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
3 peopleCrew
20.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
12 192 mCeiling
2 х Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.101Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
860 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Suspended armament
9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
6 x 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bombSetup 2
1 x H.C. 4000 lb Mk.II bomb
2 x 1000 LB G.P. Mk.I bomb
Setup 3
Economy
86 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
350 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png59 000 / 73 277/14 210 / 17 648/23 000 / 28 565Repair
100 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
350 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
190 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
450 % Sl icon.png370 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British jet bomber Canberra B Mk 2. For other versions, see Canberra (Family).

Description

GarageImage Canberra B Mk 2.jpg


The Canberra B Mk 2 is a rank V British jet bomber with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43.

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 835 809 12 192 26.9 27.6 14.8 13.4 750
Upgraded 915 880 25.4 26.0 25.7 20.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
860 450 520 520 320 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 590 < 550 < 500 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.101 2 10,300 kg 171 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 15m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 50m fuel
800 kg Axial-flow turbojet 11,800 kg 12,280 kg 13,240 kg 14,680 kg 15,160 kg 20,865 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 15m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 50m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,850 kgf N/A 0.48 0.46 0.43 0.39 0.38 0.27
Optimal 2,850 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.48 0.46 0.43 0.39 0.38 0.27

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

Suspended armament

The Canberra B Mk 2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 6 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 4,000 lb H.C. 4,000 lb Mk.II bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (6,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Climbing high to around 10 kilometres will save you from most predators and AA fire in both AB and RB as the Canberra has one of the best climb rates and high-alt performances in the game. Watch out for the Me 163 and Ki-200. The standard tactic for the Canberra is to bomb the enemy bases and airfield, while keep climbing to stay out of reach from fighters. This tactic can be better if in a squadron with multiple Canberra, thus at least one can get past any defences to destroy the enemy's bases. Using the 6 x 1,000 lb payload is recommended for usage on bases while 1 x 4,000 lb + 2 x 1,000 lb payload works best when used on airfields.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair EEMBC No.2 Mark 1
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair EELBC No.2 Mark 4
IV Engine Cover

Improving bomb load should be the first priority as it will save you from taking the risk of going to the airfield less.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good stock engine power
  • Good stock acceleration speed
  • Powerful airbrakes
  • Good top speed for such a large aircraft
  • Decent payload
  • High service ceiling(max. altitude)
  • Great climb rate

Cons:

  • May rip wings by going straight for a while without intelligent use of air-brakes
  • Large target
  • Likely to be a big target for fighter aircraft with an air-spawn
  • BR 7.7, due to which it will meet MiG-15 Bis, Yak 30 and other planes that out speed, out turn, out dive and obviously outgun you
  • An easy target for anything with guns that can go over 800 km/h
  • First few fights will be running to a base, bombing the base and ending up dead by enemy jets

History

Canberra B Mk.2 was created in 1949 to replace the Mosquito fast bomber. It was designed to have outstanding high altitude performance and speed. It was unparalleled for 10 years, its successor is Victor Valiant. It was retired from service in 2006 from the RAF. It established a world altitude record of 21430m in 1957. It was the first jet-powered aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight.

In-game description

Whilst the United States and the Soviet Union were, in many ways, running ahead of Britain during the early development of jet fighters, Britain would at least keep up if not forge ahead with its very first jet bomber – the legendary English Electric Canberra.

The origins of the Canberra lay in 1944 when the Air Ministry called for a replacement for the de Havilland Mosquito in the light bomber role – a fast, agile tactical bomber was required by RAF Bomber Command to move into the jet age. English Electric set to work under Chief Engineer WEW Petter, who envisaged a bomber built around straight wings of a large area, and two of the new Rolls-Royce Avon jet engines. The prototype first flew in May 1949, with Typhoon-ace Roland Beamont at the controls. The Chief Test Pilot remarked that the aircraft was practically free of vices and possessed an agility that was reminiscent of a fighter rather than a bomber.

After various modifications were made, including the addition of a glass nose for a bomb aimer, the first production variant – the B Mk.2 - entered service in 1951 with No.101 Squadron. The Canberra was able to reach speeds of some 560 mph and reach heights of 48,000 feet whilst maintaining the capacity to carry 6000 lbs of ordnance. A series of modified Canberra B Mk.2s set a succession of world altitude records, culminating in August 1957 with a staggering 70,310 feet. It was a Canberra that saw victory at the Last Great Air Race from London to Christchurch in 1953. With a range of approximately 2600 miles, the Canberra was considered a tactical rather than a strategic bomber.

The Canberra was popular with its aircrew due to its performance, popular with ground crews due to its relatively simple maintenance schedule and also popular with Command due to its relatively low cost. Over 400 Canberra B Mk.2's were built until uprated engines led to the development of its successor, the B Mk.6, which entered service in the summer of 1954. As squadrons received the newer model, the now older B Mk.2 saw service with the RAF in Germany, Cyprus and the Far East, although the variant did serve successfully in the Suez Crisis of 1956. A small number of export variants of the B Mk.2 also saw service with the United States as a template for building under license as the Martin B-57, Australia and Venezuela.

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The English Electric Company Limited
Jet fighters  Lightning F.6
Jet Bombers  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6
  The English Electric Company Limited allowed the Glenn L. Martin Company to license-build the Canberra bomber for the United States Air Force.

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
SEPECAT  Jaguar GR.1
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG. Mk1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA)