CANADIAN WARPLANE HERITAGE: One question.
Everyone wants to know.
When. Will. She. Fly?
Duane at the controls…
The Lysander, pictured above, was made in Toronto in 1942 and was one of the 225 that were made in Canada, at Malton. Only 1660 in total were built worldwide.
A LYSANDER can take-off or land in 300 feet! Very handy to drop off spies!!
The Lysander’s unique wing trailing edge flap and leading edge slat arrangement is a precursor to those highly complicated computer-controlled systems that are standard on virtually every high performance commercial and military aircraft today. At the time of its introduction, however, it was unheard of.
The camouflage paint scheme represents an aircraft of No. 400 Squadron "City of Toronto" This "Lizzie" was used as a target tug during World War II. (CWH)
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