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Barkley-Grow

The Barkley Grow Model T8P-1 was a twin-engine, all-metal, low-winged transport monoplane with seating normally arranged for 6 passengers with a crew of two. Often mistaken for either a Beech 18 or Lockheed Electra, the Barkley Grow was designed around a patented "multi-spar" all-metal wing that provided exceptional bending and torsional...

Last Update: Thursday February 26, 2009

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Airbus CC-150 POLARIS

Strategic airlift provides global reach for military forces, a capability of particular importance to Canadian Forces given Canada's worldwide commitments and interests. With a commitment to both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations Canadian Forces must be able to provide a strategic airlift capability for relief operations...

Last Update: Saturday February 18, 2012

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Airspeed HORSA

The Horsa was first used in the airborne assault on Sicily. For the invasion of France Horsas went into action wearing both British and American colours and they played a notable part in the Normandy landings where over 20% of the total material delivered to the beach-heads by air was done by gliders. Horsas also took park in the invasion of Southern...

Last Update: Thursday February 26, 2009

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Armstrong ALBEMARLE

The Albemarle was designed for bomber-reconnaissance at a time when the possible shortage of light alloys and other specialized aircraft materials, as well as experienced manufacturing facilities, were considered be a real danger. Consequently, wood and steel were used almost exclusively in the structure of the Albemarle, but in spite of this severe...

Last Update: Thursday February 26, 2009

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Boeing 247D

The all-metal Boeing "Model 247-D" was a low-winged, twin-engine transport monoplane. It was the first of "modern-day" airliners and made other transports of its day virtually obsolete.

The model 247-D featured newly developed supercharged engines mounted in streamlined nacelles with "controllable-pitch" propellers. The 247-D also had a new win...

Last Update: Saturday April 02, 2011

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Boeing CC-137 CC-137

The Boeing 707 was the most successful and versatile of the early jet airliners. The Canadian Forces acquired a fleet of five used Boeing 707-320C jet transports to provide long range strategic transport.

The aircraft were acquired to replace the Canadair Yukons in this same role. The aircraft were modified to a quick-change combi-configuration...

Last Update: Saturday February 18, 2012

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Boeing CC-177 Globemaster

The Canadian Forces Future Strategic Airlifter Project has studied alternatives since 2002, including long-term leasing arrangements. The assumption was that the military was pushing for the C-17 even though the outright purchase of even a small number was considered beyond the reach of the current defence budget.

The current Conse...

Last Update: Monday May 21, 2012

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Boeing B-17 FORTRESS

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was probably the most famous of all the American heavy bombers of the Second World War. Introduced into the US Army Air Corps prior to the war, the Flying Fortress was subsequently flown on US operations in all theatres of the war. In some theatres, war-weary B-17 bombers were converted to unarmed...

Last Update: Thursday December 01, 2011

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