Here we have some additional views of that exquisite Bristol fighter.
Nearby are extensive displays about Wallace Turnbull, a Canadian engineer whose innovations included his take on a variable-pitch propeller that revolutionized the industry.
This is one of the models in a display case. You can see it in the photo that follows.
The Bristol has a neighbour. The Junkers J.I was the first all metal plane to go into production. This is the only surviving one of its kind in the world. It was presented to Canada as a war trophy in 1919, exhibited that year at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, and has spent time in various spots around the country before being transferred to the museum's collection in 1969.
It is amazing what people created and still do.ReplyDelete
Imagine that those pilots flew with these aircrafts. They must have been daredevils.ReplyDelete
...wonderful pieces of history!ReplyDelete
Gosh we've come a long way since then William and these little beauties started it all ✨ReplyDelete
Amazing what was accomplished with those small planes ~ReplyDelete
Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Amazing history here. I've always been fascinated by all kinds of aircraft. Have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
I can not imagine flying on those airplanesReplyDelete
finalement ces avions tombaient moins souvent que ceux de maintenantReplyDelete
I like how they had exhausts from each piston and no mufflers.ReplyDelete
way cool. love the plane ... neat design. ( ;ReplyDelete
Very cool ...ReplyDelete
The last Junkers in the world. What a treat to see it.ReplyDelete
Very exceptional plane. I like them. Boeing being born out this way we have some fantastic aviation museums out here I should go thereReplyDelete
William I am sure you would appreciate a visit to some of the air museums over in this country like the shuttleworth collection https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttleworth_CollectionReplyDelete
That Junker is a treasure.ReplyDelete
Amazing airplanes! Thank you for sharing them with me. :-)ReplyDelete
Sehr interessant die Flugzeuge im Museum.ReplyDelete
Great shots of these grand old planes. I love these exhibits. We have one about half an hour away and always take our visitors. Thanks for sharing them William.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
@Italiafinlandia: I agree.ReplyDelete
@Marianne: they would have been.
@Tom: that they are.
@Grace: a long way indeed.
@Carol: that's true.
@Betty: thank you.
@Catarina: it was learning fast by trial and error in those early planes.
@Red: so do I.
@Sharon: it is!
@MB: you should.
@Bill: I would enjoy that.
@Marie: it is.
@DJan: you're welcome.
@Noke: thank you.
@Denise: you're welcome.
Beautiful planes with lots of history and stories.ReplyDelete
They'd give me the willies to be up in them!ReplyDelete
This is such a great museum!ReplyDelete
Such amazing history here, a fantastic museum.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I like that plane in the first three photos.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy visiting museums like this, filled with history. The early airplanes were aerodynamic miracles!ReplyDelete
Some of those old planes were real works of art.ReplyDelete
Interesting exhibits. I only get to see these war planes in war movies.ReplyDelete
Those really are quite large! It makes you think how exposed pilots were during the war.ReplyDelete
Piece of history....ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: they're definitely not for the faint of heart!
@RedPat: it is. I need to go back sometime this year.
@Jan: it's something that fascinates me.
@Jan: I do too.
@Pat: they were.
@Kay: I think so.
@Nancy: there's not many of them left.
@Jeanie: they were indeed. Ten thousand feet up in an open air cockpit would be cold.