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Military Aviation => Historical Military Aircraft => Topic started by: jasT1981 on September 30, 2018, 01:45:59 PM

Title: Canberra XH134 - New home in India
Post by: jasT1981 on September 30, 2018, 01:45:59 PM
Another classic jet gone, Apparently it has been 'gifted' to the Indian AF Vintage Flight. Offered in July and accepted in September.


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Cotswold Airport-based EE Canberra PR.9 XH134 (G-OMHD) has joined the Indian Air Force Vintage Flight.  The jet hasnít flown regularly during its time in civilian hands but hoped are high that this will change with the Indian organisation.  India flew more than 60 Canberras in bombing and photo-reconnaissance roles.



https://britainatwar.keypublishing.com/2018/09/06/uk-canberra-bound-for-indian-vintage-flight/
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/07/ex-british-models-vintage-canberra-jet-offered-as-gift-to-indian-air-force.html
Title: Re: Canberra XH134 - New home in India
Post by: Angry Turnip on September 30, 2018, 01:58:36 PM
That is so sad,the MOD should have snapped this up and added it to the BBMF and created some sort of RAF Heritage flight themselves.
So many classic UK ex-military types should have been saved in an airworthy condition,if the MOD and RAF had a bit more foresight and money of course.