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Publisher/Brand The Canberra Experience
Author Steven Beeny
No. Pages 295
Version Soft cover
Category Books on aviation
Subcategory UK Jet Aircraft
Availability In stock
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The Canberra was an international workhorse, known for its versatility and durability, yet often overshadowed by more glamourous designs. Drawn from ten years of research and interviews, men and women from eleven countries share their experiences of flying and maintaining this classic jet. Packed with previously unpublished photos, The Canberra Experience is told in the words of hundreds of pilots, navigators, ground crew, and civilian observers. Experience what it was like to fly through atomic bomb clouds on sampling missions over the South Pacific or how crews endured hours at lethally high altitudes in frozen cabins. Read how Australian crews bombed so low over the jungles of Vietnam that they were hit by their own shrapnel, and how American pilots nursed home battle-damaged B-57s with holes the size of pool tables in their wings. Feel how it was to eject into the pitch black night from a burning Argentine Canberra during the Falklands War, and the remarkable story of survival that followed. Discover what it was like flying low-level counter-insurgency missions over the plains of Rhodesia and South Africa and the maintenance challenges involved. Learn of the dedication of ground crews around the world that kept these machines flying during war and peace, along with the innovations that made the Canberra a viable reconnaissance and combat aircraft throughout its sixty years of service. The Canberra Experience is a fascinating testament to human ingenuity, endurance and comradeship linked by a common aircraft. Fans of the Cold War and vintage jets will not want to miss this unique story, compiled for the first time in one captivating volume.
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