WT363 Canberra B(I)8

The Original
Built by Short Bros and awaiting collection in January 1955, WT363 had a fairly standard career. First issued to 59 Sqn this B(I)8 was eventually to be owned by all the Strike Squadrons in Germany at that time – 59 Sqn, 3 Sqn, 88 Sqn, 14 Sqn, 16 Sqn and then back with 14 Sqn (except 213 Sqn of course).

When on 14 Sqn, WT363 was in involved in an air-to-air collision with XM278 whilst formation flying. It crashed near Roermond on 11 June 1968.

Source: Canberra – B(I)8 Gallery

The Model
It is the Revell Canberra B(I)8, build straight out of the box. It has almost no details, the cockpit is empty. I placed some weights inside, but it is still a tailsitter. :-(
But I finally built that kit, after having it on my stock for quite some years.

The aircraft shown here represents the BAC Canberra B(I)8 from the No. 14 Squadron of the Royal Airforce Germany, based in Wildenrath around 1963.

Here are some pictures, I hope you like it.

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