RB-57 during pre-flight checks by ground crew.
In 1959, two RB-57
were inducted, which brought the capability of climbing upto 72,000 ft along
with the ability to remain in air for 10hrs. Two more
spy planes joined in 1960.
In 1959 26 Martin B-57 bomber aircraft were inducted in No.7 and No.8 Sqn of
PAF replacing Halifax & improvised Bristol Freighters.
Flight line of
B-57 aircraft. Both B-57 and RB-57 proved vital in offensive operations
in 1965 war. Air field strike an deep interdiction was the task assigned to
both B-57 units.