On loan from Toronto's Canada Air & Space Museum (CASM):
North American NA-81 Harvard II, 3840 (81-4107)
|The Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone was one of the most powerful radial aircraft engines produced in the United States. It was a twin row, supercharged, air-cooled, radial engine with 18 cylinders.
Power ranged from 2,200 to over 3,700 hp (1,640 to 2,760 kW), depending on the model.
First developed prior to World War II, the R-3350's design required a long time to mature before finally being used to power the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
After the war, the engine had matured sufficiently to become a major civilian airliner design, notably in its Turbo-Compound forms.
Cessna 305C Bird Dog (L-19E), 119720
In the background sits restoration project Consolidatd 28-5A Catalina (PBY-5A), CF-HFL (c/n is 520: it is often quoted as s/n 110 -also officially-, but that is merely a line number).
During the 1990s it had been reported 'for restoration'and was up for painting in Labrador Airways colours in 2002; still long ways to go!
The Catalina / Canso was recovered from a crash site
You may want to see a photo by Ron Mak, while this derelict Canso was in transit at Goose Bay!
Front fuselage of a Canadair CL-28-1 Argus 1 (CP-107), unidentified
|An information sheet in the museum showed 6 'Argus Survivors'
- 10715, at Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, MAN. (MY REPORT 2007)
- 10717, at Greenwood Military Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia (MY REPORT 2011)
- 10718, Comox Ar Force Museum, Comox, BC
- 10732, RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton, ONT.
- 10739, Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI)
- 10742, National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, ONT. (MY REPORT 2009)
Impressive warbird restoration: Grumman G-40 Avenger (TBM-3E) CF-ZYC (c/n 3669, ex/ Bu53607, N8398H); restored using parts from c/n 2552 Bu85733, N6824C, C-GLEK and c/n 4194 Bu91289, N7833C, C-GFPN.
|The identities above were taken from Ogden's Air-Britain book: C-GFPL (Tanker 24) was not listed.
C-GFPL is fake? Yes!
Aad van der Voet has this to say: "Avenger Tanker 24 C-GFPL is indeed wearing fake markings. It is actually c/n 3669 ex CF-ZYC (Tanker 20), as the Ogden book says.
This aircraft crashed on take-off from Juniper (NB) on 20May1975, and the wreck was abandoned there.
It was salvaged from the accident site 10Jan97 by the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and then transported to the Forest Protection Ltd. facility at Frederiction (NB) a few months later for restoration, using some parts from C-FBEF c/n 3140, C-GFPN c/n 4194 and C-GLEK c/n 2552.
After restoration it was painted to represent Tanker 24 C-GFPL in Aug2005 (when it was still at Fredericton). It was finally delivered to the museum a month later and placed on display."
Grumman G-103 Tracker (CP-121), 12176 (c/n DHC-75)