This repaint represent Canberra 2250 of 6 Sqn, Rhodesian Air Force, based at New Sarum, Rhodesia, 1977. R2250 appears here in the late-era 'anti-Strela' paintwork designed to reduce the infra-red signature of the airframe and therefore less visible to the Soviet-supplied SA-7 Grail (Strela) missile system. One of the unintended results of the paintwork was a higher level of oxidisation and fading, which in effect gave better visual camouflage as well. Note this repaint is for the Rhodesian B.2.
This repaint represent Canberra A84-237 of the Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU), RAAF, based at RAAF Edinburgh, late 1970s. This aircraft was a Vietnam veteran, having previously served from 1967 to 1971 with 2 Sqn in Phan Rang. It later was sent to the Central Service Laboratories and trials division in November 1982. It ended its life on the weapons range at Woomera, and is believed to have been destroyed by a Karinga missle. Note this repaint is for the clean config B.Mk.20.