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Canberra's in 1/72 scale

The B-57, the American license build Canberra of Martin, can be made using the Italeri kit no. 144 in 1/72 scale. 

The night RB-57A of 1 TRS of the 10 Tactical Recon Wing of the USAF as based in West Germany in 1957 was made. 

The model had some small adaptions:
1- re-located right window below the cockpit
2- added some detail to the nose undercarriage
3- shortened the rear bombbay doors
4- all raised panellines were sanded off and rescribed

The model has the correct engines. I also added the opened trailing edge flaps with red inner colour. 

The markings were made using coloured decals and various spare decals. 
Red upper walkways came from the kit.

B-57 reference: 
- In Action 77, B-57 Canberra, Squadron signal in action  :  See color page 
 


 

Another B-57 kit of Italeri kit was also converted into a B-57B of the Pakistani AF, with a special radar nose. It is a model representing a 7 squadron aircraft based at Massroor in 1981. 

The nose came from a spare droptank and the model was fitted with small antennas and some fairings under the nose. The trailing edge flaps were also "dropped". 


 

Reference: 
- Squadron signal in action color page 
 

Matchbox also issued in the eighties a 1/72 Canberra kit, representing the PR.9 with the different (longer chord) wings and larger tailplane.

The kit was detailed with an opened cone for forward crew entry and servicing and the various camera's. 


The wire antennas were also added.

The model was finished in the typical sand colour of RAF recon Canberra's.
 

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