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RB-1A Bombing Systems on the Pakistani B-57Bs

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The Pakistani Air Force's B-57s had, in contrast to those in service with the USAF, an all-weather capability. They were equipped with the RB-1A Bombing System (according to some sources the system was code-named 'Georgia Peach'). It was contained in a new, lengthened nose of the aircraft.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any information on what actually the bombing system was (simply an air-to-ground radar or something more sophisticated?). Do you know, hopefully, what the RB-1A system consisted of and how it worked? Any input would be appreciated.

Below you'll find a drawing of the Pakistani B-57B nose compared to that of the standard B-57B as well as colour picture and two photos showing the Pakistani bomber.

Best regards,
Piotr
 

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Hi,

In 1959 under the US Military Assistance Program. From 1963, they were fitted with the RB-1A "Georgia Peach" all-weather bombing system, giving these machines a longer nose. Some of the Pakistani B-57Bs were also modified to allow them to carry four external tanks, permitting them to conduct strikes deep inside India.

Regards,

AK
 
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