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Canada Aviation and Space Museum - August 2022

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Hello all!

Last summer, I finally went to Canada to visit my brother and his family who live near Montreal. Being my first visit, my brother organised trips to various places including Quebec City and Ottawa and he very kindly arranged things so that we visited the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in the latter city which was a real treat for me.

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This museum has quite a large collection that, apart from obviously including Canadian types and several foreign types that served with Canadian forces or flew in Canada, includes some very unique examples, even on a global scale such as the Junkers J.I and AEG G.IV which are sole remaining examples. All WWI types are originals not replicas. Sadly, not all the types owned by the museum were on display and I missed not seeing their Typhoon, Beaufighter, Firefly and Sea Fury, for example, but what was on display more than made up for it with many types I never imagined I would ever see for real. I can heartly recommend it to anyone who has the chance to visit it.

I took many photos and here I share a large selection for anyone who would like to see them.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/c7KBQjrRHuwzzHd66


The aircraft pictured, in order of appearance, are:

Canadair CT-114 Tutor
De Havilland Canada Twin Otter
Farman MF.11 Shorthorn
Sopwith 2F.1 Ship Camel
Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe
Fokker D.VII
Junkers J.I
AEG G.IV
Nieuport 12
Curtiss JN-4 "Canuck"
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
Westland Lysander III
Fairey Swordfish II
Heinkel He 162A-1
Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4
Avro Lancaster Mk.X (x2 - one as a nose section)
Hawker Hurricane XII
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.IX
Ford GP (ok, this is not an aircraft!)
Fleet 16B Finch II
North American Harvard II
Avro Anson V
Fairchild PT-26B Cornell III
De Havilland D.H.82C2 Menasco Moth
Bell 47G HTL-6
Sikorsky S-55 HO4S-3
Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King
Piasecki HUP-3
Boeing-Vertol CH-113 Labrador
Canadair CL-84-1 Dynavert
Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF (cockpit)
Canadair CF-116 (CF-5A)
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter
Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow 2
McDonnell Douglas CF-188B (CF-18B)
McDonnell Douglas CF-101B Voodoo
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk.5D
WSK Lim-2 (Mig-15bis)
Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk.6
Canadair T-33AN Silver Star 3
De Havilland Vampire Mk.3
Bombardier Challenger 604
Douglas DC-3
Boeing 247D
Stinson SR Reliant
De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Junkers W 34f/fi
De Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth
Lockheed L-10A Electra
Noorduyn Norseman VI


I've done some research on each type and added the information to the photos (the "i" in a circle).
I hope they can serve as reference and/or inspiration. Enjoy!!

Miguel
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Re: Canada Aviation and Space Museum - August 2022

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That must have been a pleasure! Had I known before, I had waited with the CF-100 u/c a bit and asked you for some pictures!

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ID19 wrote:
Mon Oct 31, 2022 22:10
That must have been a pleasure! Had I known before, I had waited with the CF-100 u/c a bit and asked you for some pictures!
It was indeed Fritz!

Actually, I did post a couple of my photos during your build but maybe I should have suggested sending you all that I had of the Canuck (a few more than what I have uploaded in this album).

That said, I publicly make the offer to send the photos I took of a particular type to anyone of this forum interested who requests it. That includes those I took in the museums in Portugal a few years back.

Miguel
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What a great museum and thanks for this really useful resource Miguel. Sounds like a great trip.

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The Bucket List continues to grow. :mrgreen:
OTB ...
GB18 - B-25B Mitchell (F-Toys), Beaufighter Mk VIc (Mark I), MC.200 Saetta (Sweet)
GB20 - AW.650-222 Argosy (MikroMir)

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Angus and Smeg, my pleasure :D !

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