Although the museum’s collection of aircraft has grown significantly over the years, the Society remains focused on its goals of honouring those who served with Bomber Command and the BCATP.

Cheetah IX
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Cheetah IX

The Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah IX was one in a long line of successful engines whose basic design had remained unchanged since 1919. The Cheetah IX was used to power the…

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Curtis-Wright R-2600
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Curtis-Wright R-2600

Developed in the United States in 1937, this engine was first used to power large pre-war flying boats such as the Boeing 314 "Clipper." However, the engine is best known…

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Gypsy I
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Gypsy I

The Gipsy engine was developed in 1927 by De Havilland Aircraft Co and was the company's first engine. The prototype demonstrated its potential when it was tested in a low…

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Gypsy Major-1C
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Gypsy Major-1C

The de Havilland Gipsy Major-1C replaced the Gipsy III version of the engine. The engine established a solid reputation for reliability and long-life. These engines were used in a variety…

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Gpysy Queen
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Gpysy Queen

This de Havilland built engine was initially designated the "Gipsy Six." The RAF began referred to it as the Gipsy Queen and de Havilland eventually adopted the name. The engine…

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Jacobs L-6 MB
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Jacobs L-6 MB

  The "Shakin Jake" or "Shaky Jake," as it was known as during World War II, was the largest American built seven cylinder radial built during the war. In Canada,…

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Kinner B-5
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Kinner B-5

The company name Kinner is synonymous with the five cylinder radial and the design of this American built engine dates back to 1919. They ran with a heavy, throbbing vibration,…

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Menasco Super Pirate D-4
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Menasco Super Pirate D-4

In 1929 Menasco produced the Pirate A-4, an inverted, inline, 4 cylinder engine that provided 90 h.p. Later models had increased displacement and more power. A six cylinder derivative, the…

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Orenda-8
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Orenda-8

This Canadian designed and manufactured engine was built at Malton, Ontario. The engine was built for the only Canadian designed jet fighter to see operational use, the CF-100 Canuck. Named…

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Pratt & Whitney Wasp 1340
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Pratt & Whitney Wasp 1340

One of the most successful aircraft engines ever designed, 34,966 R-1340 Wasp's were built between 1925 and 1960. The engine powered numerous aircraft, the most well known in Canada being…

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Pratt & Whitney “Wasp Jr.” R985
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Pratt & Whitney “Wasp Jr.” R985

The R985 features a built-in centrifugal supercharger and direct-drive propeller. The R-985 was in production from 1930 through 1953.  Over 39,000 were produced. The Wasp Junior was used on the…

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Ranger 6 L-440
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Ranger 6 L-440

  The Ranger 6 evolved from the Cirrus air-cooled, inline engine designed in 1928. Considerable research went into the design of the close-fitting baffles around the cylinders so that a…

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