WB-57F Photo Tour

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Take a walk around the unusual WB-57F!

WARBIRD RADIO – Grab a seat and take a photo tour of the Martin B-57 “Canberra“.  This twin jet engine light bomber was orginally built under license as a version of the English Electric “Canberra”.  The aircraft featured in this tour is on display at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia.

According to the museum’s website the WB-57F’s were used to gather intelligence worldwide…specifically for collecting air samples to reveal Soviet and Chinese nuclear weapons testing.  The USAF retired the last WB-57F in 1974; however, NASA continues to fly two 57F’s for high-altitude research and Earth resources missions.

To view a small gallery of the WB-57F click Continue Reading.

WB-57F Photo Tour

To view the complete photo tour just click on the Image Gallery tab in the Subscriber Section.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Span: 122 feet 5 inches
Length: 68 feet 8inches
Height: 20 feet 5 inches
Weight:  36,876 lbs
Armament: none
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-11A turbofan engines with 16,500 lbs thrust each; two Pratt & Whitney J60-P-9s with 2,900 lbs mounted in pods under each wing
Serial number: 63-13293

PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 483 mph
Cruising speed: 473 mph
Range: 2,950 miles
Service ceiling: 64,000 feet

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