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The CF-104 Starfighter was designed in 1952 by C.L. Kelly Johnson in Burbank, California. In July 1959, 200 CF-104's were ordered by the RCAF to replace their aging F-86 Sabres. The first Canadair built CF-104 flew in May 1961 with a total of 340 built under licence in Canada. In 1962, No. 427 Squadron first flew the CF-104 with NATO in Europe for a nuclear strike with seven more squadrons joining the following year. CF-104's continued service in fighter, strike and photo reconnaissance roles until 1986 when they were eventually phased out.

The Canadian built CF-104 Starfighter was one of the most successful jet fighter aircraft to serve with Canada's Air Force. This two-seat Starfighter is a CF-104D and was used for training purposes.

Tags:   Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Hamilton Ontario Canada Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter Mount Hope Music to My Eyes

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During the height of the Cold War, the Soviets introduced new long range bombers, capable of flying over the North Pole to attack North America. This was seen as a serious threat, as the continent lived in fear of a surprise nuclear attack. The Avro Arrow was designed in response to this threat.

The Avro Arrow was built to replace the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck as a supersonic all weather interceptor. The CF-100 Canuck, was a sub mach aircraft and not capable of filling this need, so the design of the CF-105 Avro Arrow was implemented in 1953. Production was started and less then 4 years later, the Arrow was completed. The first roll out was October 4, 1957 with the first flight being on March 25, 1958.

A source of national pride, the Arrow incorporated advanced technical innovations and became a symbol of Canadian excellence.

One of the finest achievements in Canadian aviation history, the delta wing Avro Canada CF-107 Arrow was never allowed to fulfill its mission. The Arrow weapons platform along with the Iroquois engine was cancelled by the Conservation Diefenbaker government on February 20, 1959, less than 3 weeks before the MK2 Arrow was to take flight.

Tags:   Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Hamilton Ontario Canada CF-105 Avro Arrow Mount Hope **Heart Awards**

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Tags:   Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Hamilton Ontario Canada Mount Hope

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Tags:   War Posters Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Mount Hope Hamilton Ontario Canada Nice As It Gets-Level 1 Level-1:Peace Awards

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The Cessna Crane was introduced to British Commonwealth Air Training Plan airfields in January 1941 and supply continued until mid 1943. Cessna Cranes were used primarily to teach pilots to fly multi engine aircraft at various BCATP schools. Beside pilot training they were also employed in navigation training, communication and light transport roles. The Crane continued in RCAF service until 1947, when many were sold off for civilian use as light transports.

The CWH Cessna Crane (#7862) was delivered to the RCAF in August 1941 and flew with No. 4 (SFTS) Saskatoon and No. 11 (SFTS) Yorkton, Saskatchewan. In November 1945, it was sold by the War Assets Board to Canadian Aviation Industries, where it was overhauled and re-painted for resale. In 1976, CWH acquired the aircraft and an extensive restoration program commenced. The Crane flew again after its 10 year rebuilt in November 1986, displaying the colours and markings of its first assignment-No. 4 (SFTS) Saskatoon.

Tags:   Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Mount Hope Hamilton Ontario Canada Cessna Crane MK 1 Music to My Eyes


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