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A couple of potentially airworthy ex RAF Canberra’s up for sale.

Old 17th Oct 2020, 12:09
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A couple of potentially airworthy ex RAF Canberra’s up for sale.

Previously on U.K. register, currently on US reg, last one expired 2018 last flew 2015 the other about 2002, both Ex RAF having been used for high level mapping.

https://www.tmcauction.com/project/details/53932
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https://www.airport-data.com/aircraf...aircraft741570
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Their background when UK mil registered as WT327 and XH567

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Don't ya love it when the T'internet gets their basic facts straight!!! Perhaps it could come under a PPL SEP rating? (SEJ rating????)


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Their colour schemes would indicate ex MOD (DPA) aircraft rather than ex RAF.
I know several Bedford based Canberras (ex RRE Pershore) were stored at Farnborough after Bedford closed and when EFW subsequently moved to Boscombe Down in the early/mid '90s, they were sold off and flown out, 2 of them to Bruntingthorpe.



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Wish I had the time and money, that Albatross would be a great project. Jimmy Buffett it out for an ultimate play toy.
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Their colour schemes would indicate ex MOD (DPA) aircraft rather than ex RAF.
Yes, as already posted above by Wrathmonk, both never saw any RAF service.
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Wish I had the time and money, that Albatross would be a great project. Jimmy Buffett it out for an ultimate play toy.
Is that a Trader to the right of the Albatross?
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Particularly unfortunate given those who paid the ultimate price for the Canberra's asymmetric handling issues.
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Before I bid, let me get this right ... they have the same registration and one is a B.6 and the other a B(I).8

I thought Del Boy had retired?
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Save yer money and buy one of these?
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Before I bid, let me get this right ... they have the same registration and one is a B.6 and the other a B(I).8

I thought Del Boy had retired?

no, one is 30 and one 40
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Save yer money and buy one of these?
There’s a virtually abandoned one sat on the grass at EGJJ ... annoyed me seeing it every time our BA thingy taxied past it.
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Save yer money and buy one of these?
I’d need an HGV 1 for that.
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
no, one is 30 and one 40
Sorry, Nutty ... not wearing my specs!!
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I’d need an HGV 1 for that.
I'd like to see it take off with that lot stuck under it. By the way, why would you need an HGV1?........oh......right.

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Some good news on the Canberra front.

https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-...as-sale-states
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The Auction concluded and one of the Aircraft (N30UP) went to a museum in England, and I won the second aircraft (N40UP).
I am still trying to contact the Museum and check on their plans for the aircraft.
My understanding is they plan to part it out, but still needs to be verified.

The current plan for N40UP:
1. put power on and check Electric System
2. Attempt engine Starts (Carts and/or Huffer).
3. check for Hyd/Fuel leaks
4. try and taxi the aircraft.
4. Check Pitot/Static system.
5. Conduct Gear swings
6. Change tires, check brakes
7. Get ferry permit, to take Aircraft to California city Airport (L71)
8. Continue restoration to flight.

Currently looking for a set of maintenance manuals for the Canberra B.6 aircraft.

Thank You
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Anyone put in a call to Terry C. ?
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Some good news on the Canberra front.

https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-...as-sale-states
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Some people are making the assumption that the UK museum is VTTS, as WT327, is actually fitted with the original nose section from WK163, owned by VTTS, and thus they have acquired it to re-unite the nose section with the rest of WK163, as well as providing a spares source for WK......

It remains to be seen as to whether that is true or not, although, you would have to say that the cost of a UK museum getting a non-airworthy Canberra back from USA as a spares source doesn't make much sense unless it has something you really want from it......
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VTTT's Canberra has been sitting outside for years partially stripped down, i think it is going to take more than a quick buff and polish to get it back into the air,

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