Bomb Loads & Bomb Bay Dimensions
Besides the US variant having a rotary bomb bay than conventional clamshell
doors, it seems bombs were arranged in 2 lines × .. rows in the original variant and 3 lines × .. rows in the US
B-57. Having said that, pictures of B-57 carrying Mk177 bombs only show 4 of them, althoug the diameter of these
is similar to the 500lb bomb. Dimensions were as follows (reasonably verified in
blue), guessed in black, fake values in red)
UK variant (L×W×H) : 21'10" × ??'??" × ??'??".
UK variant (L×W×H) : 17'00"
× ??'??" × ??'??".
There is always a difference between what a bomber could carry and
what it actually carried when used in anger. For the Canberra, the war in Vietnam seems to be the main reference
event. Besides what's shown in the table, here are a few short notes copied here and there - sources provided
when possible (see links in the table):