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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Aircraft preserved in Canada 2: Warplanes in Alberta, Nanton, National Bomber Command Air Museum

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Alberta,

Nanton, National Bomber Command Air Museum

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 24 Oct 2018.

Nanton, National Bomber Command Air Museum

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. -962).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584168

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford Mk. II, (four other derelict centre-sections are in storage). 

Avro 652A Anson Mk. II (Serial No. 886), (Serial No. 7481).

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM159), mounted on concrete pedestals, long before its restoration, ca 1981.  (Author Photo).  Now restored with four of its engines in running condition, (Serial No. FM159), F2-T, is named in honour of Canadian born, Ian W. Bazalgette, VC, 635 Squadron.  Museum centre-piece.  National Bomber Command Air Museum, Nanton, Alberta.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Joanna Poe Photo)

 (National Bomber Command Museum Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM159), with all four engines running.

 (Joanna Poe Photo)

Avro Lancaster nose section art replica, port side, "Sugar's Blues" at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton Alberta.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Avro Lancaster nose section art replica, starboard side, "The 'Ell Cat" at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton Alberta.

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3 formation flight.  (RCAF Photo)

 (5 of 7 Photos)

 (wildwoodke Photo)

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3D (Serial No. 18152), JF-152, No. 3 Operational Training Unit, silver, mounted on a pylon.

 (dave_7 Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. A-142), CF-MPI, former RCMP aircraft.  Static display retaining RCMP markings.

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor (Serial No.CA-213) CF-ZOI, in storage, unrestored.

 (National Bomber Command Museum Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Bristol (Fairchild) 149 Bolingbroke Mk. 4 (Serial No. 9987), restored as a Blenheim Mk. IV, painted as (Serial No. 9587).

Bristol (Fairchild) 149 Bolingbroke Mk. 4 (Serial No. 9041), restored.

Bristol (Fairchild) 149 Bolingbroke Mk. 4 (Serial No. 9978), hulk, stored.

Bristol (Fairchild) 149 Bolingbroke Mk. 4 (Serial No. 9897).

 (5 of 7 Photos)

Canadair CT-133A Silver Star (Serial No. 133272), (Serial No. 21272), painted as (Serial No. 133616), mounted on a pylon.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 21082), painted as (Serial No. 21437).

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. 114177), Snowbird No. 4, 2 CFFTS,.

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116707).

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, 7/8-scale replica, G-CAEB.  On permanent loan to the AAM, Edmonton.

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116707).

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20419), built in 1952, restored with parts from two different aircraft, static display. 

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, 7/8-scale replica, G-CAEB.  On permanent loan to the AAM, Edmonton, Alberta.

Cessna T-50 Crane, CF-HGM, restoration project.

 (NBCM Nanton Photo)

Cessna UC-788 Crane (Serial No. 3760), Reg. No. CF-LED.  Manufactured in 1942, this aircraft served with the American military during the Second World War.  One of three Cessna Cranes acquired by Lloyd Drake of Lundbreck, Alberta, it was restored to flyable condition in 2002 by Lloyd's son Loren who donated the aircraft to the museum in 2018.  It will be painted BCATP yellow and maintained in taxiable condition.

 (NBCM Nanton Photo)

de Havilland DH 82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. 1405), RCAF (Serial No. 1204), C-FCIX, airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito fuselage being restored by the NBCM in a partnership with the Calgary Mosquito Society for the City of Calgary.  The museum is contributing space in their North Hangar for the restoration as well as expertise in the restoration of the Mosquitoes Merlin engines to run-able status.  The City of Calgary's Hawker Hurricane restoraton project, will have its Merlin engine restored to run-able status at the NBCM's facility.  The Mosquito arrived at the museum on 11 Aug 2012.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell (Serial No. 14424), displayed, complete, unrestored.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Fleet 7C Fawn Mk. II (Serial No. 123), (RCAF Serial No. 264), donated by Ernie and Agnes Oakman, (taxi-able, engine runnable).

Handley Page HP 57 Halifax bomber in service during the Second World War.  (RAF Photo)

Handley Page HP 57 Halifax parts including propeller blade, bomb-bay doors, and instrument panel.

Handley Page Halifax, Q, 16 Nov 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4542802)

Handley Page HP 57 Halifax (Serial No. LW170), search underway in the waters west of the Shetland Islands.

Link Trainer.  Restored, c/w table, operational.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 mockup.  (National Bomber Command Air Museum Photos)

 

North American NA-64 Yale.  (USAF Photo)

North American NA-64 Yale (Serial No. 3390).  (Sam Stead Photo)

North American NA-64 Yale (Serial No. 64-2158), RCAF (Serial No. 3404), dismantled, under restoration.

 (Joanna Poe Photo)

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No. 20419), built in Canada in 1952.

Supermarine Spitfire 5/8-scale replica, SK-F, SK-M.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Westland Lysander 2/3-scale replica.