The Martin B-57 Canberra was a United States-built, twin jet engine tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, which entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1953. The B-57 was a licence-built version of the English Electric Canberra, although the Glenn L. Martin Company later modified the design to produce several unique variants.
The USAF B-57 Canberra was the first U.S. jet bomber to drop bombs during combat, and fittingly, its retirement in 1983, ended the era of the tactical bomber that had its beginning with the World War I De Havilland DH-4. The last two remaining flight worthy WB-57Fs are technically assigned to the NASA Johnson Space Center, adjacent to Ellington Field, Houston as high altitude scientific research aircraft, but are also used in a testing and war-fighting capability in both the U.S. and Middle East, specifically Afghanistan. (From Wikipedia)
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jhm (155370) 2013-01-03 4:51
This is the first time that I see this type of plane.
Has never flown in Belgium, maybe in Germany by the American forces during 1945 - 2000
A splendid image taken with a very high sharpness and clarity, we see the antenna
Excellent composition. TFS.
abmdsudi (55706) 2013-01-03 7:15
This looks so luminious, another from your collection of a high action shot that requires precise framing and timing, judging from the speed. Never seen this retiree before Elue but still flying good It's well frozen, pin sharp and perfectly placed in the compo and finely balanced. Clarity is superb and of course the black nose is a real draw creating a stunning contrast. This is another of your high quality shot, Well done. TFS.
ikeharel (73561) 2013-01-03 9:10
This B-57 airplane, was one unique ahead-of-it's-time built jet.
This version has a nose radum designed to carry reconnaissance equipment, and looks even more futuristic.
Fine taken photo, regards.
pierrefonds (68183) 2013-01-03 12:30
The space in front of the aircraft is indicating movement. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Martin B-57 Canberra. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
serp2000 (44726) 2013-01-12 9:49
Thanks for this post. I have never seen this machine, an interesting information and good presentation of the bomber.
Greetings from Russia!
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (36343)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 6:27