Today I begin with the CF-101B Voodoo, an interceptor fighter jet. This particular one served in the American Air Force before being retired; it was repainted in Canadian colours for its addition to the collection.
Across from it, another innovation, the Canadian Artemis Jr. moon rover, which impressed NASA for a potential moon program, which was postponed.
As the Cold War went on, military planners worried that long runways would be targets for attack. The response was the concept of VTOL- Vertical Takeoff and Landing. The Harrier, seen here, is the best example of that kind of plane.
Is it just me or does that moon rover look like the Flintstone’s car?ReplyDelete
I like the moon rover and it does look like the Flintstone's car.ReplyDelete
I always wanted to see a Harrier take off.ReplyDelete
Love the interceptor plane. How cool is that? The moon rover looks a bit out of the place among the planes but it has nice wheels!ReplyDelete
I remember seeing, and being impressed by the Harrier.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I don't really see it.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: hmm, curious that I don't.
@Fun60: only in a movie for me. I'd like to see the real thing.
@Roentare: true- but since the other part of this museum is about space, it fits.
@Stefan: it's quite a plane.
I've always found it impressive how the Harrier could take off and land on an aircraft carrier.ReplyDelete
That is funny to see the lunar rover in reality.ReplyDelete
...innovation is the name of the name!ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver estas belas máquinas.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
I am following along, but I never know what to comment. Just letting you know.ReplyDelete
@Jan: I can relate.ReplyDelete
@Marianne: it's quite something.
@anvilcloud: that's fine.
They seem to cover everything in this museum.ReplyDelete
Voodoo is a good name for that plane. I love the rover.ReplyDelete
it is a fantastic aviation museum and great post and photos ~ thanks,ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I see from your blog header that a beautiful Fall has arrived there, too, William! I always find aviation museums interesting as the jets are so enormous and jets and planes are so enormous and it is nice to see all their details close upReplyDelete
The moon rover is impressive.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: there is a lot.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: an appropriate name.
@Carol: thank you.
@Pat: it's well laid out here.
@Bill: I think so too.
I like seeing the planes in a museum, and acknowledge how hard it is to photograph them! They are simply amazing machines!ReplyDelete
Se ven unos imponentes aviones, de la gran historia de la aviación.ReplyDelete
I think so.Delete
so cool. i'm a fan of learning about planes. ( ;ReplyDelete
Hi William I always enjoy your posts for their interesting, concise and clear content and images. But oh my, your header photos always draw me back. Love the tree-lined serenity of the present header photo. Regards JoReplyDelete
I love your Canadian flag. That maple leaf really stands out!ReplyDelete
Quite a plane.Delete