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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x RR Avon 109 turbojets
Speed: 933 kph, 580mph mph
Range: 6 100km, 3,790miles
Seats: 3
Length: 19.96m, 65ft 6in
Span: 19.51m, 12ft 12in
Empty Weight: 12 678kg, 27,950lb
Max T/O Weight: 24 945kg, 55,000lb
Period of Service: 1964 - 1991

Canberra T Mk 4

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: English Electric
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Bomber/Reconaissance
 
Description:

The SAAF received the first B(I) Mk 12 aircraft in 1963. Six B(I) Mk 12 bombers (451 to 456) and the T Mk 4 trainers (457 to 459) were operated by 12 Squadron.

A second-hand B Mk2 nose was acquired from Rhodesia and T Mk 4 trainer 457 was converted to a bomber.

The T Mk 4 trainer had an oval canopy with side-by-side seating.


Images:

Canberra T4 457 in 1989. Canberra T4 458 on delivered to the SAAF Museum at Ysterplaat in 1991. Canberra T4 457 in 1989. Canberra T4 458 cockpit. Canberra T4 458 cockpit. Canberra T4 457 at the SAAF Museum, Swartkop, during 2007.