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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes (2) Alberta, Nanton, National Bomber Command Air Museum

National Bomber Command Air Museum, Nanton, Alberta

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 2 May 2020.

Nanton, National Bomber Command Air Museum

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584168)

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).

   (Nanton Lancaster Society Photo)

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

 (Author Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM159), mounted on concrete pedestals, long before its restoration, ca 1981.  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.

 (RCAF Photo)

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, mounted on a pylon.  Built at Malton, Ontario in 1954.  Also served with No. 428 Squadron, No. 432 Squadron, and the Electronic Warfare Unit.  Stationed at CFB Suffield (1968 – 1994).

 (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).

 (RAF Photo)

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.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4542802)

Handley Page Halifax, Q, 16 Nov 1943. 

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.

(National Bomber Command Air Museum Photos)

Messerschmitt Bf 109 full-size mock-up featuring a working canopy and fully equipped cockpit with some original instruments. The paint scheme is standard Luftwaffe 1942-43 Mediterranean theatre.  The nose art and logo represent Jagdgeschwader II/27 Squadron that operated in North Africa, in Europe against Bomber Command (Feb - Jun 1944), and in Normandy following D-Day.  The mock-up was built by Lech Lebiedowski after salvaging some parts from a crash site.

  (USAF Photo)

North American NA-64 Yale. 

(Sam Stead Photo)

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

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.

 (Nanton Lancaster Society Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX restoration project, Merlin 68 engine.  The museum's project will be a faithful reproduction of a Mk. IX Spitfire utilizing a collection of original Spitfire parts that have been acquired from a number of diverse locations such as Malta, Australia, New Zealand, Burma, Holland, France, and England.  The Spitfire will be displayed in markings typical of Spitfires which participated in the allied invasion of occupied France During D-Day.  The museum’s Spitfire project will be completed to honour Nanton-born identical twins Bruce and Douglas Warren. After learning to fly together at 5 Elementary Flying Training School in High River, they went on to fly Spitfires with 165 and 66 Squadrons. Bruce flew 248 combat operation, Doug 253.  The Twins flew three sorties over Canadian troops at Dieppe. During the Battle of Normandy, they carried out several escort operations, protecting Bomber Command Lancasters that were supporting the allied armies.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Westland Lysander 2/3-scale replica.

 (dave 7 Photo)

Canadian Military Pattern Ford F-60, 1941, built in Canada with right hand drive and shipped to the UK for use by the RAF.