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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Darren » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:53 pm

Walter105 wrote: AKA be an air force...
Hah, exactly.
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by gonz_al_o » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:04 pm

Hello, my name is Gonzalo. I am from Peru.

In 1991, Peru bought six Canberras from the SAAF, 5 of which werw B(I)Mk.12 and one T Mk.4.

My problem is the following:
A while ago Peruvian Air Force (FAP) decided to get rid of Canberras and sell them as scrap metal. I managed to rescue one Canberra cockpit And tail, due to it's historical value. This Canberra B(I)Mk.12 flew in many missions for SAAF and for FAP in two ocassions.

It's combat record in Peru awarded this particular Canberra the title of "last Canberra in the world to ever fly a combat mission". Now it is in process of restorations, however I have found some trouble.

I was wondering if you could help me with the following (my e-mail rengifogonzalo@gmail.com):

1.- DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF CANBERRA B.12 COCKPIT?

2.- DO YOU HAVE RECORD/INFORMATION OF MISSION LOG OF SAAF CANBERRA B.12 456 (SERIAL 71.698)?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

ex-SAAF Canberras in Peru go like this:

B(I)Mk.12:

451 became FAP-200 (scrapped)
453 became FAP-201 (scrapped)
454 became FAP-202 (flew 2 combat missions-remains abandoned in bad shape at a city park in Pisco-Peru)
455 became FAP-203 (flew 2 combat missions-remains abandoned at Pisco AFB)
456 became FAP-204 (flew 2 combat missions-scrapped-cockpit and tail rescued)

T Mk.4

458 became FAP-205 (remains abandoned at Pisco AFB)

You can find some of those in webs such as airliners.net

Here are some photos:

Goodbye Flypast of Canberras over Waterkloof, before departing to their new home in Pisco, Peru.
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Flightline of Peruvian Canberras at Pisco AFB, a few years after retirement.
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Low flyby of Canberra T.4 FAP-205 (ex-SAAF 458) on it's first test flight in Pisco Peru, after being assembled. This T.4 arrived by sea.
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Three Canberras rest at a park in Pisco-Peru. There is a T.4, a B.8 and a B.12 (FAP-202/ex-SAAF 454).
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Sad end. Warbird Canberra B(I)Mk.12 FAP-204 (ex-SAAF 456) rests in abandonment condition at Pisco AFB. (DOES ANYBODY KNOWS HOW MANY MISSIONS DID 456 FLY WITH SAAF?)
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Sad end. Warbird Canberra B(I)Mk.12 FAP-204 (ex-SAAF 456) in the process of scrapping (Aug-2016)
DOES ANYBODY KNOWS HOW MANY MISSIONS DID 456 FLY WITH SAAF?)
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Cockpit of Canberra B(I)Mk.12 FAP-204 (ex-SAAF 456) rescued from scrapping and waiting for restoration.
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Cockpit ant tail of Canberra B(I)Mk.12 FAP-204 (ex-SAAF 456) rescued from scrapping and restored.
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Navigator cabin of Canberra B(I)Mk.12 FAP-204 (ex-SAAF 456) awaiting restoration.
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Pilot cabin of Canberra B(I)Mk.12 FAP-204 (ex-SAAF 456) awaiting restoration.
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PLEASE HELP WITH PHOTOS OF COCKPIT INSIDE and mission record of 456!
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Diesel-3 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:39 am

Sad to see them like that.

But great to see that someone has an interest in preserving, at least, part of them.

Well done
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Ray W » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:07 am

Sad photos but I'm so glad that you're going to preserve the cockpit of 456. Well done. =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by HJK 414 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:04 pm

Ray W wrote:Sad photos but I'm so glad that you're going to preserve the cockpit of 456. Well done. =D> =D> =D> =D>
Agree - ...

Ray - Question .... Are there any flying Canberra's left in South Africa ?
I know of one in Australia (Temora) that flies once in a while....... but are there any in SA ??

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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Ray W » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:26 pm

HJK 414 wrote:
Ray W wrote:Sad photos but I'm so glad that you're going to preserve the cockpit of 456. Well done. =D> =D> =D> =D>
Agree - ...

Ray - Question .... Are there any flying Canberra's left in South Africa ?
I know of one in Australia (Temora) that flies once in a while....... but are there any in SA ??

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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by HJK 414 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:43 pm

Ray W wrote: No flying one's I'm afraid - the SAAF Museum at Swartkops have one in their collection but she's not flyable.
That is sad .......... :(
Great aircraft ......

Here is the one in Temora ..

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................Temora Aviation Museum acquired the aircraft in May 2001. The Museum repainted the aircraft to represent those flown by the Royal Australian Air Force 2 Squadron during the Vietnam conflict. The aircraft is maintained in an airworthy condition and regularly flown at Museum Showcase Days and airshows.

- See more at: http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/aircra ... XNFT8.dpuf

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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by BvW » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:22 pm

There was a privately owned Canny that crashed here in Cape Town. Can anyone help with dates and accident report about this? I am not also sure who owned it. I never saw it fly. I have never seen one fly. Would have been nice. Luckily we in CT had the opportunity to see The Thunder City jets for a few years.
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Deanw » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:40 pm

It was the Thuder City Canberra that crashed. IIRC, the pilot performed unauthorised aerobatics which led to the crash.
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by BvW » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:28 pm

Thank you for info.
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Walter105 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:35 am

BvW wrote:There was a privately owned Canny that crashed here in Cape Town. Can anyone help with dates and accident report about this? I am not also sure who owned it. I never saw it fly. I have never seen one fly. Would have been nice. Luckily we in CT had the opportunity to see The Thunder City jets for a few years.
Check bottom of page 3 of this topic. I posted a link there.
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Tipper » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:29 pm

Taken a week before the Sept 95 crash.
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Re: SAAF Canberras?

Unread post by Moonbeam » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:17 am

Hi Gonzalo; do you perhaps have any further information as to the status of the restoration of ex SAAF Canberra 456 in Peru? Would appreciate any feedback / update. Thank you.

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