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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 Mount Hope Hamilton Ontario Canada **Heart 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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North American (Canadair) F-86 Sabre MK 6 – Development of the F-86 Sabre began in 1945 by North American Aviation, incorporating swept wing technology captured from the Germans during the Second World War. The XP-86 first flew in October 1947 and exceeded the speed of sound (Mach 1) while doing a dive in April 1948. Later that same year, an early production F-86 broke the world speed record (671 m.p.h.). By the spring of 1951, a total of nine RCAF squadrons were serving in Canada and Europe. The RAF ordered 370 Sabres from Canadair in 1951 and as the RCAF required additional fighters, an improved version (MK 4) was put into production.

All Sabres built between 1953 and 1958 (MK 5 & 6) were powered by Avro Orenda 10 or 14 engines. A total of 8861 F-86 Sabres were built between 1947 and 1958. The Canadian public best remembers them as the aircraft of the RCAF Golden Hawks aerobatic team of the 1960’s. The RCAF retired the F-86 Sabre from fighter operations in 1963, but it continued on in other roles until 1968.

Tags:   Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Mount Hope Hamilton Ontario Canada F-86 Sabre MK-6


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