Proof that the museum's collection is international. This is the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15b, dating back to the 1950s, the beginning of the line of East Bloc fighter jets more commonly known as MiGs.
Across from it, and moving forward in fighter evolution, the Avro Canada CF-10 Mk 5D, a line of fighters meant to be all weather for the vastness of the country.
Here we are at the furthest spot from the main entrance of the museum. This is the Bomarc, a remote guided missile that was a relic of the Cold War, meant to intercept Soviet counterparts. The RCAF included them at two bases in Canada, but the devices soon proved not up to the task as the technology evolved, and ended up retired from service.
Looking back at where we've come from, and what's ahead.
The silver looking plane looks a bit like a submarine-launched ballistic missileReplyDelete
I can see that.Delete
This is a very comprehensive museum.ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
...they keep getting sleeker.ReplyDelete
The Arvo Canada has the nose of a cute dog, quite a contrast.ReplyDelete
I wish we could stop making machines of war, but I guess that won't happen any time soon.ReplyDelete
It's in our nature.Delete
It is quite amazing. Sorta gives me the hee bee jeebies!ReplyDelete
Great to see the Avro Air. I’ve heard of it of course.ReplyDelete
Quite a plane.Delete
Quite an impressive air fleet.ReplyDelete
Inter ballistic missiles were a huge political topic. The DEW line sites were another big topic and fiasco. I visited some of the abandoned sites in the Arctic.ReplyDelete
Those I'd like to see.Delete
What an impressive museum.ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete
This place is huge.ReplyDelete
That it is.Delete
Those MIGs are great to see and I'd never seen a missile like that before. Interesting.ReplyDelete
The museum is certainly impressive William.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Very much so.Delete
It is an awesome Aviation Museum ~ great pics ~ thanks,ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Wow, this is an incredible museum.ReplyDelete
I really like the structure of the museum. I guess it would have to be large and tall to make room but wow.ReplyDelete
It fits its subject very well.Delete