The Canadian Lancasters

During the early years of the war, the British and their Allies were making plans to build as many aircraft as possible. If some of this manufacturing could be done…

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The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster

KB885 prior to being placed on supports at the service station, April, 1948. Lancaster Mk. X KB885 was built at the Victory Aircraft Plant at Malton, Ontario and ferried to…

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Grand Slam
Grand Slams in the Woodhall Spa Bomb Dump.

Grand Slam

Although the 12,000 pound Tallboy had been in service for nine months, Barnes Wallis's original concept had been to build a similar, but much larger weapon that would have a…

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Grand Slam Replica Project
Upkeep and Tallboy on Display at the Museum

Grand Slam Replica Project

Our Museum has built and displays full-size replicas of the 'Upkeep' (bouncing bomb) and the 'Tallboy' (12,000 pound) bomb. Now we'd like to build a full-size replica of the 'Grand…

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Boeing Stearman

300 U.S. built Boeing Stearmans were obtained by the RAF to be used by three RAF Elementary Flying Training Schools that were being operated in Canada. They were delivered in…

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Vickers Viking
The Museum's Vickers Viking IV Replica as it is displayed in Edmonton.

Vickers Viking

The Vickers Viking IV biplane was the first amphibian aircraft to be used in Canada. Although designed in Britain by the British Vicker's Aircraft Co, most of those used in…

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Halifax

The Halifax was the second of the four-engined heavy bombers to enter service with the Royal Air Force. The huge Stirling was already flying operations but the prototype Lancaster had…

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North American NA-64 Yale
[ Photo courtesy Sam Stead ]

North American NA-64 Yale

The Yale is a fixed undercarriage, lower powered, lighter weight version of the well known Harvard. Both the Yale and Harvard evolved from the North American Aviation NA-16 which was…

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Beechcraft-18 “Expeditor”

The Beech-18 is one of the most adaptable and versatile twin-engined aircraft ever built. The type first flew in 1937 and orders for military versions were placed in 1941 with…

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Bristol Blenheim Mk IV

Just one minute after Britain's formal declaration of war against Germany took effect on September 3, 1939, a Blenheim IV of 139 Squadron took off to fly the RAF's first…

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