Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"BLAST" From Canada's…

…aviation PAST!

This is a de Havilland Grumman CP-121 Tracker!

Yup…de Haviland, not just Grumman!!

ALL 101 CANADIAN Trackers were built in Toronto, at de Havilland (now Bombardier Aerospace) and were a foot-and-a-half shorter than all other Trackers manufactured for the Americans, British, Aussies, etc.

Betcha' didn't know that.

Originally produced for the Canadian Navy, and the HMCS Bonaventure (Canada's aircraft carrier) for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)…all Canadian Trackers were made a "tad" smaller to fit on our very STOL aircraft carrier with its small hangar bays.

507 rests contentedly here at CFB Borden near ANGUS, Ontario…not far from the largest FRESH WATER beach in the world.

IF YOU WANT your kids to see it all in a day…BASE BORDEN has it…aircraft…old and new…and TANKS galore from every era.

Don't say I didn't tell ya'.

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