Corgi Collectables AA34708 English Electric Canberra B(I)8 - No.16 Squadron, RAF Laarbruch,Germany, 1972AA34708
The B(I)8 Canberra (the "I" stands for "Interdictor") lost the one-piece "glasshouse" bubble canopy so loved by aircrews, and sported instead a fighter-type canopy. This was offset from the aircraft's centerline, giving the B(I)8 a very distinctive profile shared by the photo-recon variant, the PR-9 and of course, the Sea Vixen. In June 1972, 16 Sq. (RAF Laarbruch) finally turned in the last RAF B(I)8 Canberra after a squadron ownership of 14 years! 3 Sqn's B(I)8s (RAF Geilenkirchen) went in January of the same year after flying with the squadron for 11 years. 14 Sqn (RAF Wildenrath) had lost their B(I)8s in June 1970 after 8 years with the Night Intruder.
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