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Friday, 27 November 1959

Mr FAIRBAIRN (FARRER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question to the Minister for Air concerns the defence statement made yesterday on aircraft reequipment. Is a replacement being considered for the Canberra bomber and, if so, what aircraft are being considered? Which fighter aircraft are being examined for a replacement for the Avon-engined Sabre? Is it a fact that the standard Royal Air Force supersonic fighter, the P-l Lightning, which was at first rejected because of lack of range, is having its range considerably extended by the addition of extra fuel tanks?

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