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Ted Holloway Aden Flight in Canberra 1955

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Ted Holloway Aden Flight in Canberra 1955

Old 10th Feb 2017, 10:11
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Ted Holloway Aden Flight in Canberra 1955

In his obituary on 8 Feb, the Telegraph reported that Wg Cdr Ted Holloway made a non-stop flight from RAF Wyton to Aden on 24th October 1955 covering 3,327 nm in 7.45 hrs, an unofficial record at the time.


I have a 1000 odd hours in many Mks of Canberra with many different fuel fits but I don't know of any that could cover that range.


Does anybody know how they did it?
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Old 10th Feb 2017, 11:09
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PR7 has very long legs
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From the late Les Bywaters Canberra site -

24 Oct Wyton/Khormaksar [58 Sqd Canberra] PR.7 WT504 7h 45m
Sqd Ldr Holloway,FgOff Broom

Unofficial
rgds LR
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Aha, it was a PR7 was it. Did they have the three internal tanks (11,000), tip tanks (4000), bomb bay tank (2500) and internal wing tanks (6000): total 24,000. Even so, it was still a remarkable length of flight (I am assuming cruise climb, high tropopause, tailwind, and no reserves (nearby div available).
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And busting for a pee on arrival......
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