|English Electric Canberra B.2|
|MiGMan's Combat Diary||Gibraltar Recce - details below
These screenshots were taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 at Gibraltar AB.
First flown in 1949, the Canberra was the RAF's first axial-jet aircraft. Its superb low-level agility belied its bomber role.
A large relative wing area also meant it could excel as a high-level photo recon platform, which in its PR.9 form the Canberra still serves today, over 50 years in service.
Panel : Phil Perrott
MP : Steve Bezant
Gibraltar Airbase, 1952, 0730 hrs. I actually flew the route at 0800 to get better lighting for the screenshots. Try it at the earlier time, it's more fun!
Turning right after takeoff
Tunisia airport, turning right to HDG 270
Landing back at Gibraltar on RWY 09
Here's a fun mission that takes only 15 minutes to fly using Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. You can fly the whole mission with one eye on the compass heading and one eye (and your camera) out the cockpit window.
The leg between B and C is through some winding valleys and will test your nerve at 200 feet! Don't forget to turn Terrain Mesh complexity to 100 %.
|Mission||Conduct an early photo-recce over the North African airbases of Tunisia and Tangiers.|
Gibraltar Airbase -
0730 or 0800 hrs, May 1st 1952.
The planned route, all flown at low level by visual navigation