Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum


The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a major Canadian aviation museum. It is located at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario. The museum is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military services from the beginning of the Second World War to the present. A large collection of military aircraft that have played a major role in the Canadian military are displayed, including one of two airworthy Avro Lancasters and a Supermarine Spitfire. The museum is also in the process of restoring lesser known but historically significant aircraft, including a Westland Lysander and a Bristol Bolingbroke (a version of the Bristol Blenheim). The Avro Lancaster flown by the museum, one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world, is known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster in honour of Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, and is painted in the markings of his aircraft. An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum by the province to commemorate Eileen Vollick's role in Ontario's heritage. Eileen Vollick was Canada's first licensed female pilot Prince Charles, as a member of the Canadian Royal Family, is the royal patron of the museum.

Collection
The museum's aircraft include:

Fighter aircraft
  • Supermarine Spitfire MK XVI
  • Hawker Hurricane (Full sized model of original aircraft lost in a hangar fire)
  • Fairey Firefly MK.5
  • Hawker Sea Fury


Trainers/transports
  • Avro Anson V
  • Beech D18S Expeditor
  • Cessna T50 Crane
  • Douglas DC-3 Dakota
  • Grumman G-44A Widgeon


Jet fighters
  • Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
  • Lockheed T-33 Silver Star
  • De Havilland Vampire
  • Lockheed CF-104D Starfighter
  • McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo
  • Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter
  • Avro CF-100 Canuck
  • Canadair Sabre


Bombers
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Consolidated PBY-5A Canso
  • Bristol Bolingbroke
  • North American B-25J-35NC Mitchell 45-8883
  • TBM Avenger


Anti-submarine
  • Grumman CSF-2 Tracker


Observation
  • Fairchild F-24R Argus


Army co-operation
  • Westland Lysander III
  • Auster Beagle


Single engine trainers
  • Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
  • de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
  • de Havilland 82C Tiger Moth
  • Fairchild PT-26B Cornell
  • Fleet Finch
  • Fleet 21K
  • Fleet 60K Fort
  • North American Harvard 4
  • North American NA-64 Yale


Images

Affiliations
The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

Warfare Military history Portal v • d • e Mynarski Memorial Avro Lancaster North American B-25J-35NC Mitchell Sabre Mk VI cut-away display

Building Activity

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    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com