|The Martin B-57 Canberra|
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The Martin B-57 Canberra was a United States-built, twin jet engine tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, which entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1953. The B-57 was initially a version of the English Electric Canberra built under licence. However, the Glenn L. Martin Company significantly modified the design and produced several unique variants.
The retirement in 1983 of the B-57 ended the era of the tactical bomber that had its beginning with the World War I De Havilland DH-4. The world's last two remaining flight worthy WB-57Fs are assigned to the NASA Johnson Space Center at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas as high altitude scientific research aircraft.
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