National Aviation Museum at Rockliffe, Ottawa Images
The following pictures are of from the National Aviation Museum at Rockliffe,
Ottawa, Canada. They were taken by Kevin Barrett. For more
information, Kevin can be contacted via E-mail at:
His descriptions are below:
Here are scans of photos taken from two separate trips to the National
Aviation Museum located just outside of Ottawa, Canada. The planes
photographed include the AEG G.IV bomber, Nieuport 12, BE2c, SPAD 7,
Sopwith Naval Camel, Sopwith Snipe, Sopwith Triplane, Avro 504K, and Farman
With respect to the AEG G.IV, the museum staff provided me with a ladder
and allowed me to climb up next to the plane to take shots of the cockpit
and gunners' stations. Of interest is the unique stace the rear gunner must
take as he mans his gun. I tood several pics of the engines and mountings.
Note that the engines and rads (along with the fabric) are the only replica
parts of the plane - the rest is original. I also snapped a few pics of the
bomb racks and landing gear (and under-wing tank with guages) for detail's
The Nie.12 also interested me, since it was a new display. You will see
detail shots of the engine and bungie arrangement on the landing gear.
The BE2c is half-stripped away to reveal internal details. The propeller is
most striking in real life.
The SPAD 7 is a restoration of a flying sample used during the filming of
movies in the '30s. I took a close-up shot of the landing gear to show the
The Ship's Camel is quite nice. Here, the close-up shows off the Lewis gun
arrangement and engine.
The Snipe is elevated off the museum floor. It is an airworthy example.
The Tripehound is (as far as I know) a replica and currently sits off the
display floor without its wings. There is a cockpit shot and engine detail
in the photos.
Finally, two extra photos are provided. One of the museum's Avro 504K and
one of their Farman Shorthorn.
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