Aircraft Photo of C-GBLY | Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk4T | #41620
Registration / Serial:C-GBLY
Aircraft Original Type:Bristol 142 Blenheim
Aircraft Generic Type:Bristol 142M/149/160 Blenheim/Bolingbroke/Bisley
Aircraft Version:Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk4T
Licence-built by:Fairchild Canada
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Hamilton - John C MunroMap
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYHM   IATA: YHM   Local: CYHM   Other: -
Collection:Canadian Warplane Heritage
Photo Date:15 September 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 41620
Photo Comment

The Bolingbroke was intended as an improved version of the Blenheim but immediately pre-WWII the British were in urgent need of actual plane numbers on the ground rather than down-the-line projects. Development was handed over to the Canadians and the end result was 626 Bolingbrokes produced between 1939 and 1943. The CWHM's trainer Bolingbroke is currently being rebuilt to flying condition from the remains of eight aircraft, salvaged from Manitoba, during the mid 1980s.

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