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English Electric Canberra Tugs & Trainers Pack for FS2004/FS9

Canberra Tug and Trainers pack for FS9

Flying Stations is proud to present part four of a new series of English Electric Canberra models for FS9/FS2004. This pack covers second-line usage in the form of target tugs and crew trainers, with T.4, T.11/T.19, T.17 and TT.18 models. Download the pack below, and check out the full list of features here (including SP2 updates).

Credits:

Steve Beeny - Models, textures, FDE, web guru
The WT333 Operating Team- Sound recordings
Bill Mackay, John Sheehan, Henk Schuitemaker, Marcelo Siri, Tony Flahant - Beta Testing

English Electric Canberra Tugs & Trainers Pack Contents:

Canberra T.4 for FS9

English Electric Canberra T.4 Crew trainer

The English Electric Canberra T.4 was introduced in 1952 as a three-seat crew trainer, as the need became apparent that such a type was needed to train the rapidly-expanding Canberra crew fleet. The T.4 was essentially a duel-control version of the Canberra B.2, with a side-by-side seating arrangement for the instructor, but with the bombardier seat removed to faciliate entry for the instructor's swinging ejector seat. Such an entry system was by no means easy, and the crew cabin was extremely cramped as a result, however, the Canberra T.4 served its purpose faithfully over the years, training hundreds of RAF and worldwide crews.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes in clean config, with three crew and bomb beams and associated equipment removed, making the T.4 considerably lighter than its bomber counterparts. Pilots should note that due to the decreased payload weight, there is a difference in handling compared to the B.2. Aircraft depicted are WJ869 of the Fleet Requirements and Directions Unit (FRADU), Royal Navy, based at RNAS Yeovilton, early 1980s. and WJ992, Royal Aircraft Establishment, based at RAE Llanbedr, 2003.

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Canberra T.11 for FS9

English Electric Canberra T.11/19 Airborne intercept/trainer with 300 gallon long range ferry tank

The English Electric Canberra T.11 was introduced in 1958 as a radar airborne intercept trainer for Gloster Javelin crews. Redundant B.2s were taken out of storage for this purpose, and fitted with a sharply-pointed conical nose housing the Ferranti AIRPASS AI/17 radar. In addition to serving as a radar intercept trainer, the T.11 served the role as general crew trainer and it was not uncommon for it to carry four crew; a pupil and instructor navigator seated in the rear, and a pilot and pupil pilot seated in front, the latter on the fold-down rumble seat adjacent to the pilot. By the mid 1960s, this role was no longer needed, and many T.11s had their radars removed and replaced with nose ballast, thus becoming the Canberra T.19 general crew trainer.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with a 300 gallon long range fuel tank in the bomb bay. Aircraft depicted are WJ975 of 100 Sqn Royal Air Force, based at RAF Binbrook, 1956 and WH903 of 85 Sqn, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Marham, mid 1970s.

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Canberra T.17 for FS9

English Electric Canberra T.17 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures trainer

The English Electric Canberra T.17 was introduced in 1966 as a Electronic Warfare/ Countermeasures (EW/ECM) trainer. Carrying a crew of three and provision for 2,000lbs of ECM gear in the bomb bay, the T.17 became a formidable 'opponent' in exercises, jamming or confusing radio and radar signals, and provided the RAF and Royal Navy with a superb EW/ECM training platform. The aircraft was heavily modified from redundant B.2s; wart-like nose blisters contained E, F and I-band aerials, along with an additional I-band transmitting aerial in the tail cone. Air scoops were fitted both underwing and below the former bomb bay to provide cooling for the Elint gear, of which was typically carried in three 'black boxes' in the aforementioned bay. The bay could no longer open in the traditional way, and access was gained through four removable panels on each side of the bay. The Canberra T.17 had the distinction of being solely operated by 360 Sqn, a composite unit made from both RAF and Royal Navy crews.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with wing tip drop tanks and opening ECM bay for maintenance. Aircraft depicted are WD955 'Echo Mike' and WH664 of 360 Sqn, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Wyton in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

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Canberra TT.18 for FS9

English Electric Canberra TT.18 Target Tug with Rushton winches and target flares

The English Electric Canberra TT.18 target tug was introduced in 1966 as part of the ongoing need for target tug aircraft in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. While not a glamourous role, redundant Canberra B.2s were taken out of storage and converted at Warton for the role, the primary changes being the addition of two specially-designed Rushton towing winches in underwing pods. A starboard side window was added for the navigator/winch operator so he could check the status of the starboard winch. The winches could carry a variety of targets payed-out over very long ranges, and thus the TT.18s went on to play useful roles for several decades, ending their service lives on 100 Sqn at RAF Wyton in their distinctive yellow and black striped paintwork.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with 2x Rushton towing winches underwing, which can be jettisoned in an emergency. When payed out (simulated distances only!), flares can be lit on the targets to provide an IR signature for any interceptors in the area. Aircraft depicted are WJ754 of FRADU, Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton, 1979 and WK127 of 100 Sqn, RAF Wyton, mid 1980s.

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Model Features:

WT333 Canberra

The Flying Stations Canberra series models all feature photo-real 2D panels and highly detailed virtual cockpits, gauges, and custom sound set, recorded from the ear-spliting roar of the real RR Avon engines of surviving B(I).8/B.6(mod) Canberra, WT333. With the co-operation of Clive Davies and the superb WT333 operating team, internal and external sounds were recorded during a 'Thunder Run' at Bruntingthorpe, UK. A percentage of profits from payware downloads will go to the upkeep of WT333, so you can know that your hard-earned money will go further than just the computer screen!

NOTE: Sounds are aliased to the T.4, so you will need to have that installed for the other models to work.

In order to familiarise pilots, the following features are available:

Autopilot 2D panel: Toggle with Shift-6.
Improved red-tint night-lighting on all 2D panels.
Working Rushton winches on TT.18
toggle port winch with main exit command, and stbd. winch with Tail Hook command. Target flares can be ignited with taxi and strobe light switches in VC or 2D winch operating panel.
Removable ECM bay access hatches (T.17 only) - set to default wing fold command.
Jettisonable drop tanks and payloads: Control via Stores Release panel (Shift-7). Also located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled, click once to arm, then stores/drop tank release switches to drop.
T.4 nose cone, port side battery hatch and rear equipment bay hatch open (all): set to default wing fold command.
Animated variable incidence tailplane: set to elevator trim controls, and watch it move!
Opening bomb bay doors: set to default main exit command, and exit 2 command (via VC switches) on TT.18.
Parked configuration: engage parking brakes to see a range of features.
Jettisonable canopy: located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Working ejector seat (pilot only, T.4 pilot and instructor): located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Opening DV window: located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Folding rumble seat: located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Animated pilot head
: turns with rudder.
Crew hatch: Exit-2 command or use handle release above hatch in VC. TT.18 is opened with Concorde Nose Visor raise/lower command.
Smoky cartridge starts: will fire on engine startup.


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