2009 Museums: Canada National Aviation & Space Museum

CYRO - N45 27 37 W75 38 46


 

I have recently changed my digital Nikon CoolPix Point & Shoot camera with which most of the pictures on this site have been done so far for a very nice Digital SLR, the Canon 40D.  Feels real nice to be back with an SLR, I tell you !  So, what better way to test its low-light capabilities than going to my preferred aviation museum and do a photo essay !

So here it is !  A virtual tour of the full museum collection in its new layout, celebrating Canada's Century of flight.  Hope you like it !


Entrance:
 
Pitts S2-C (C-FAMR)
   
Nose view

Pioneer Era:
  A.E.A. Silver Dart, 1957 (replica)
 
McDowall Monoplane, 1915
   
Engine close-up
 
Royal Aircraft Factory Be-2C, 1915
   
Engine close-up
 
Borel-Morane Monoplan
e

First World War:
 
Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn, 1916
   
Nacelle close-up
   
Engine close-up
 
Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe, 1919 'E6938'
   
Cockpit close-up
 
Avro 504K, 1918 'H32453'
   
Side view
   
Engine close-up
 
A.E.G. G.IV, 1918 '574/18'
   
Side view
   
Engine close-up
   
Cockpit close-up
 
Nieuport 12, 1915 'A4737'
   
Nose view
 
Curtiss JN-4 Canuck, 1918 '39158'
   
Nose view
   
Side view (cut-away)
   
Cockpit view
 
Sopwith 2F.1 Camel, 1918
   
Engine close-up

Bush Flying:
  Curtiss 18 Seagull, 1922
    Engine close-up
  Curtiss HS-2L, 1918 'A1876'
    Engine close-up
    Original recovered hull
  Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman VI, 1943 '787'
    Nose view
  Fairchild FC-2W-2, 1928 (G-CART)
    Nose view

  Junkers W.34f/fi, 1918 '586/18'
    Engine close-up
  Bellanca CH-300 Pacemake
r, 1930 (CF-ATN)
    Engine close-up
  de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 1, 1947 (CF-FHB)
    Front view
  Stinson SR Reliant, 1933 (CF-HAW)
    Engine close-up

General Aviation:
  Advance Aircraft Waco 10
   
Nose view
 
de Havilland D.H. 80A Puss Moth
 
Taylor E-2 Cub

Airlines:
  de Havilland D.H. 83C Fox Moth, 19XX (CF-DJB)
  Stearman 4EM Junior Speedmail, 1930 (CF-AMB)
  Lockheed 10A Electra, 1937 (CF-TCA)
    Nose view
  Boeing 247D, 1933 (CF-JRQ)
    Nose view
    Engine close-up
  Douglas DC-3, 1943 '43-1985' (CF-TDJ)
    Nose view
    B&W Wall poster

Second World War:
  Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.I
X, 1944 'NH188'
   
Side view
  Cdn Car & Foundry Hurricane XII, 1942 '5584'
    Nose view
   
Side view
  Messerschmitt Bf-109F-4, 19
    Side view
    Nose view

  Messerschmitt ME-163B-1a Komet, 1945 '191914'
    Nose view

  Curtiss P40-D Kittyhawk I, 1942 '1076'
   
Side view
  Westland Lysander III, 19XX 'R3003'
  Avro 683 Lancaster X, 1944 'KB3944 - Winnie'
    Engine close-up
   
Nose view

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan:
 
Fleet 16B Finch II, 1940 '4510'
  de Havilland D.H. 82C2 Tiger Moth I, 1941 '4394'
    Cockpit view
  Fairchild PT-26B Cornell III, 1943 '10738'
    Rear view
  Avro 652A Anson V, 1944 '12518'
    Side view
    Nose view
    Side view
  North American Harvard II, 1940 '2532'
    Engine close-up
  Avro 683 Lancaster X nos
e, 1944

Jet Age:
  de Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire 3, 1947 '17074'
    Nose view
   
Side view
  Canadair T-33AN Silver Star 3, 1957 '21574'
    Nose view
  Canadair F-86E Sabre
6, 1955 'VH455'
    Nose view
  WSK Lim-2 (MiG-15), 19XX
    Nose view
  Avro Canada CF-100 Mk.5D, 1958 '100757'
    Nose view
    Nose view
  McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, 1957 '101025'
    Side view
    Nose view
  Canadair CF-116 (CF-5), 19XX '116783'
    Side view
    Rear view
  Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, 1956 '12700'
  McDonnell Douglas CF-188 (CF-18), 19XX '188901'
    Nose view
    Rear view
   
Side view
  Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow 2 (nose section) 'RL206'
    Side view
    Rear view

  Boeing CIM-10B Bomar
c, 19XX

Business Jet:
 
Canadair Challenger, 19XX (C-
   
Nose view

Helicopters:
 
Bell HTL-6 (47G) Sioux, 1955 '1367'
   
Nose view
 
Bell CH-135 Twin Huey, 19XX
   
Nose view
 
Piaseki HUP-3, 1951 '623'
   
Nose view
 
Sikorsky HO4S-3 (S-55), 1953 '877'
   
Nose view
 
Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador, 19XX '11301'
   
Nose view

Vertical Flight:
  Canadair CL-8
4-1 Dynavert, 1971 '402'
 
British Aerospace AV-8A Harrier, 19XX '158966'
   
Nose view
   
Nose view (side)

Naval Flying:
  Fairey Swordfish IT, 1943
    Nose view
  Hawker Sea Fury F.B.11, 1948
    Nose view
  McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, 1953 '126464'
   
Nose view

Temporary Exhibit:
  Bristol Fighter, 19XX 'D7889'
    Nose view
  Grumman G-44 Widgeon, 19XX (CF-ODR)

    Side view

Kids Corner:
 
Cessna 150


 


The new Storage Hangar:

This building is a treasure trove of aircraft and other artifacts.  As the name implies, they are stored there, not really displayed but the museum does have docent guided visits of the storage facility.  Here are the pictures I took there.

Bear in mind that it is crowded in there and it shows on the pictures !  Also note that I only photographed a fraction of what's in there as the tours are limited...  So here we go !
 

Aeronca C-2, 1929
Auster A.O.P.6, 1948 'VF582'
 
Rear view
Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk.5 Tail section, 1958 '18752'
Avro C-102 Jetliner - Nose section, 1949 (CF-EJD-X)
Avro CF-105 Mk.2 Arrow - Outer wing sections, 1958
Blériot (Calif. Aero) XI, 1911
Bristol 156 Beaufighter X.T.F., 1943 'RD867'
 
3/4 rear view
Canadair CL-28 Argus 2, 1960 '10742'
 
3/4 rear view
 
Tail boom
Canadair C54-GM ST North Star 1, 1948 '17515'
 
Nose view
 
Engine nacelles
 
3/4 rear view
Canadair CT-114 Tutor, 1963 '114108 - Snowbird #10'
 
Side nose view
Cdn Car & Foundry T6-J Harvard 4, 1952 '20387'
Cdn Vickers PBY-5A Canso A 2SR, 1944 '11087'
 
Rear view
 
Side bubble view
 
Engine nacelles
Cessna T-50 Crane I, 1942
 
Side view
Consolidated (Ford) B-24L Liberator G.R. VIII, 1944 '11130'
 
Nose view
 
Tail view
 
Main gear
De Havilland D.H.60X Moth, 1928 (G-CAUA)
De havilland D.H.98 Mosquito XXB, 1944 'KB336'
 
Side view
 
Nose view
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter, 1960 '9408'
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100, 1965 (CF-DHC-X)
 
Side view
De Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash-7, 1975 (C-GNBX)
 
Engines nacelles
 
Tail view
De Havilland Canada DHC-1B2 Chipmunk 2, 1956 '12070'
 
Side view
De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, 19XX (C-????)
Fairchild Canada (Bristol 149) Bolingbroke IVT, 1942
 
Nose view
Fairchild Canada 82A, 1937 (CF-AXL)
 

Fairey Battle IT, 1939 'R7384'
 
Rear view
Fleet Canada 80 Canuck, 1946 (CF-EBE)
Found FBA-2C, 1962 (CF-OZV)
Grumman G-21A Goose II, 1944 (CF-MPG)
 
Side view
Grumman CP-121 Tracker, 1960 '12187'
 
Tail view
Hawker Hind I, 1937 'L7180'
Heinkel He-162A-1 Volksjäger, 1945 'Yellow 4 - 120086'
 
Wings
 
Twin tail assembly
 
"Bugradraum"
Hispano HA-1112-MIL (BF-109G2) Buchón, 1955 'C.4K-114'
Junkers J.1 (J4), 1918
 
Nose view
 
Engine bay
 
Under carriage
Lockheed 12A Electra Jr, 1937 (CF-CCT)
 
Side view
 
Company Logo
Lockheed 1329 Jetstar 6, 1962 (C-FDTX)
 
Engines nacelle
 
Tail view
Mann, Egerton & Co Spad VII, 1917 'B9913'
 
Side view
McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-32, 1968 (CF-TLL)
 
Tail view
North American P51-D Mustang IV, 1944 '9298'
 
Side view
 
3/4 rear view
North American TB-25L Mitchell 3PT, 1952 '5244'
 
Side view
 
Tail view
Quickie
Sopwith Triplane (R), 1966 'Black Maria'
 
Engine view
Stits SA-3A Playboy, 1955 (CF-RAD)
 
Side view
Vickers 757 Viscount, 1957 (CF-THI)
 
Nose view
 
Nose view
 
Side view
Waco VKS-7, 1942
Zenair CH-300 Tri-Zenith, 1978 (C-GOVK)
 

The museum's engine collection:

Maybe it is because of my background in Formula car racing, or perhaps it has to do with my previous work in engineering, but I always find aircraft engines very interesting.  I never cease to amaze at the creativity and complexity of them !  The museum has a fine collection of them, look at the shelves in the background !  Here are some more pictures:

Beardmore 160HP
Bentley B.R.2 9 cyls rotating engine
Curtiss 40HP (Silver Dart)
Curtiss OX-5
Gibson 60HP
Hall-Scott A-7A
Horizontally opposed 2 cyls engine
Napier Lion II
Napier Sabre XII
P & W R-985 AN-14B Wasp Jr.
Renault Vee-8 80HP
Rolls-Royce Eagle VII
Rolls-Royce (Packard) Merlin 224 - 1620HP
Straight 6 with brass cylinders ?
Wright Whirlwind cutaway
Rolls-Royce Merlin 622 - 1760HP

 

P & W 100 Turboprop
P & W 120 Turboprop

Oranda Iroquois Turbojet
P & W J75-P3 Turbojet
Unidentified Jet engine ?


P & W JT8D-9A Turbofan
P & W JT-13D Turbofan