Consolidated PBY-5A Canso 'Mary K' 9754
Alex Norton, our long-time correspondent from Canada, paid a visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum located in Ontario, Canada and shot this stunning walk-round of the beautiful 'Mary K' Canso which he has very kindly sent to SEAWINGS.

The story of this flying Canso markings is outlined best in the Museum's own words:

"The Museum's Canso was manufactured in 1944, by Canadian Vickers in Montreal and served with the RCAF until 1961. It continued in commercial operations until 1995. The Canso was acquired in 1995 through generous donations from Canadians Resident Abroad Inc. and the Beamish Family. It is now painted in the colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron and is dedicated to Flt. Lt. David Hornell, VC, who was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. On June 24 1944, he and his crew sank the German submarine U-1225. During the attack, the aircraft was shot down and Hornell and his crew spent more than 20 hours floating in the cold Atlantic, before being rescued. Sadly, Hornell died from exposure shortly after his rescue".

So, 'how do you produce a superb photographic walk-round'..? Well, one walks around the subject...just like Alex has done here..! Cracking job, Alex. Grateful thanks as ever.

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