Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum logo.jpg
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is located in Ontario
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Location within Ontario
LocationJohn C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario
Coordinates43°09′35″N 079°55′30″W / 43.15972°N 79.92500°W / 43.15972; -79.92500 (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)Coordinates: 43°09′35″N 079°55′30″W / 43.15972°N 79.92500°W / 43.15972; -79.92500 (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)
TypeMilitary aviation museum
Founder
  • Dennis Bradley
  • Peter Matthews
  • Alan Ness
  • John Weir
Websitewarplane.com

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a Canadian aviation museum located at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario. The museum has 47 military jets and propeller-driven aircraft on display.[1]

Displayed is a collection of Canadian military aircraft, many in flying condition.[2] The museum is also restoring several Second World War and Cold War aircraft, including a TBM Avenger[3] a De Havilland Canada built S-2 Tracker [4] and a Bristol Bolingbroke.[5] The flying collection performs at air shows and is made available for local flights by museum visitors.[6]

The Avro Lancaster flown by the museum is one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world. Known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster in honour of Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, it is painted in the markings of his aircraft.

History[edit]

After pooling their money to purchase a Fairey Firefly, Dennis Bradley, Peter Matthews, Alan Ness, and John Weir moved the aircraft into Hangar 4 at Hamilton Airport in 1972. A few years later, the museum purchased a second hangar, Hangar 3, as well. The collection was expanded with the acquisition of additional aircraft – including a B-25 in 1975 and a Lancaster in 1977. However, that same year Alan Ness was killed in the crash of a Fairey Firefly at the Canadian International Air Show.[7]

On February 15, 1993, a fire destroyed most of Hangar #3. Destroyed in the fire were also the Hawker Hurricane, General Motors TBM Avenger, Auster, Stinson 105 and Supermarine Spitfire. A new, purpose built hangar was completed in 1996 to replace it.[7]

In August and September 2014, the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster Bomber flew across the North Atlantic to RAF Coningsby to participate in six weeks of airshows and events across the United Kingdom. Unique to this tour, the Lancaster VeRA (as it became known due to its wartime VR-A markings) flew in close formation with the Royal Air ForceBattle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster bomber PA474 for most of the 60 displays and events over the two months of the tour.[8] Lancaster VeRA returned to Hamilton on September 29, 2014.[9]

Collection[edit]

Images[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (n.d.). "Canadian Military Aircraft From Then to Now". Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  2. ^ myHamilton.ca (n.d.). "Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum". Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage (April 2009). "Latest acquisition by Canadian Warplane Heritage". Retrieved December 20, 2009.
  4. ^ Burman, John (March 27, 2012). "Aging Grumman on track to fly again". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (August 2009). "Restoration Projects". Archived from the original on April 25, 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  6. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (n.d.). "CWH 2011 Flying Schedule". Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "History". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Flightlines" (PDF). warplane.com. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Bennett, Kelly (September 28, 2014). "Hamilton's Lancaster bomber comes home". CBC Hamilton. CBC NEWS. CBC. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Auster A.O.P. Mk. VI". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  11. ^ "Avro Anson Mk. V". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  12. ^ "Avro Lancaster Mk. X". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  13. ^ "Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5D". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  14. ^ "Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  15. ^ John, Burman (April 16, 2012). "Hamilton warplane museum finds Musketeer trainer on Net and in barn". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  16. ^ "Beechcraft Expeditor". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  17. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Beech D18S, c/n A-0156, c/r C-GZCE". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  18. ^ "Boeing PT-17 Stearman". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  19. ^ "Northrop CF-5A Freedom Fighter". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  20. ^ "Lockheed CF-104D Starfighter". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  21. ^ "Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  22. ^ "Canadair CT-114 Tutor". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  23. ^ "Lockheed T-33 Silver Star". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  24. ^ "North American F-86 Sabre Mk. 6". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  25. ^ "Consolidated PBY-5A Canso". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  26. ^ "Cessna L-19 Birddog". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  27. ^ "CWH Gets a Bird Dog". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. July 23, 2011. Archived from the original on July 20, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  28. ^ "Cessna Crane Mk. I". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  29. ^ "de Havilland Canada DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  30. ^ "de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  31. ^ "de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  32. ^ "de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.6". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  33. ^ "Airframe Dossier - de Havilland Vampire FB.6, s/n J-1145 SwiAF, c/n 654". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  34. ^ "Grumman CS2F-2 Tracker". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  35. ^ "de Havilland Canada DHC-5A Buffalo". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  36. ^ "Douglas C-47 Dakota". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  37. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Douglas CC-129 Dakota, s/n 12945 CAF, c/n 12295, c/r C-GRSB". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  38. ^ "Douglas DC-3 Dakota". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  39. ^ "Bristol Bolingbroke Mk. IVT". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  40. ^ "Fairchild Cornell Mk. II". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  41. ^ "Fairchild Cornell Mk. II". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  42. ^ "Fairey Firefly Mk. VI". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  43. ^ "Fleet Model 21K". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  44. ^ "Fleet Fort". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  45. ^ "Fleet Fort". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  46. ^ "Fleet Finch Mk. II". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  47. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Hawker Hurricane (replica)". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  48. ^ "Grumman Avenger AS 3". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  49. ^ "McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  50. ^ "Nanchang CJ-6A". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  51. ^ "Noorduyn Norseman MK. V". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  52. ^ "North American B-25J Mitchell Mk. III". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  53. ^ "North American Harvard Mk. IV". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  54. ^ "North American Harvard Mk. IV". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  55. ^ "North American Yale". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  56. ^ "North American Yale". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  57. ^ "Stinson 105". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  58. ^ "Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVIe". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  59. ^ "Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Retrieved December 21, 2020.

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