S u m m a r y
||The Aviation Workshop
On-Target Profiles Number 7 - English Electric / BAC Canberra Pt.1 by Jon
||Soft cover; A4 format;
50 pages plus covers
available online from The Aviation Workshop
||Packed with attractive
profiles; many and varied colours and markings across Canberra variants;
detailed and useful captions describing ops, colours, markings and
unusual features; specific references cited; great source of inspiration for modellers.
HyperScale is proudly supported by
The Canberra first flew in 1949 and is still in service
with the Royal Air Force today in the reconnaissance role. 56 years is a
long time and the airframe has been developed into many different
variants, so many in fact that the people at Aviation Workshop
Publications have decided to cover the machine in two volumes.
Part One (which is the subject of this review)covers the B.2, B.6, B.15,
B.16, E.15, PR. 3, PR. 7, T.4, T.17, and TT.18 in both Royal Air Force
(RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA) service.
Most people will now be familiar with the On Target Profile series of
books from the Aviation Workshop. If your not, they are of the "profile"
type". The pages carry colour drawings, side profiles as well as plan
views that show the colour schemes and markings worn by the subject of
Click the thumbnails below
to view larger images:
Having served for fifty plus years, the Canberra wore a
great deal of colour schemes and they are faithfully recorded in this
book. As well as the colour schemes there are close-ups of the various
squadron and commemorative markings carried. Each profile is supported
by a description of the colour scheme worn by the illustrated machine as
well as a potted type history of it and why it was chosen to be
There are 103 machines illustrated by way of profile. In the main, the
left hand pages carry side profiles of four machines whilst the right
hand side page carries top and bottom plan views as well as left and
right hand side profiles of a single machine – great if you want to get
a camouflage pattern for both sides of the fuselage.
A small a photographic section is also featured and it carries 24 period
The book is 8½" x 11 ¾ and comprises 50 pages of good quality paper
between cardboard covers.
This is another good quality product from Aviation Publications that
will provide you with both a history of and information on the colour
schemes worn by the earlier versions of the Canberra in RAF and FAA
Model Alliance for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2005 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 18 August, 2005
Last updated 18 August, 2005
Back to HyperScale Main Page
Back to Reviews Page