The Main Gallery – West Coast Aviation History.
Our self-guided tour begins at the dawn of Military Aviation in WWI, loops through WWII, Korea, the Cold War and United Nations Peacekeeping before reaching our Squadron section. Try out our CF-101 Voodoo ejection seat and get an up close and personal view of an Argus Wright 3350, 18 cylinder engine, then have a seat in our viewing lounge to watch a DVD from our collection.
19 Wing Comox Heritage Vehicle Display
CAFM’s Heritage Vehicles are currently on display in the newly renovated Building 268. To view, please call us at 250- 339-8162 or check in at the Gift Shop, as maintenance for these vehicles is ongoing.
The Heritage Vehicles can be seen in parades and events around the Comox Valley.
References/Further ReadingReferences/Further Reading
All references are from the “Canada Weapons of War” series:
- M38A1 ¼ Ton Truck in Canadian Service by Andrew Iarocci
- The WWII Jeep in Canadian Service by Eric Booth
- The ¾ Ton SMP Truck in Canadian Service by Andrew Iarocci
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