Canadian Military Heritage Museum of Brant County

Vehicles & Planes

There are significant numbers of both vehicles and model planes (in various scales) in the museums’ collection of artifacts. The most outstanding are the four full scale replicas of World War One warplanes which are suspended from the interior roof of the building.
A Pfalz D 111; a Nieuport 17; an Albatross D.V; and a Fokker Dr. 1. These replica aircraft were created by staff and students in technological education classes in secondary schools in the York Region District School Board in 1990 for a film that was apparently never made.
Several scale models of World War Two planes also are displayed overhead.

Within the vehicle collection is a Ferret, armoured scout/reconnaissance vehicle. It dates to the early 1950s, carried a crew of two and was unique in that it could travel as fast in reverse as in forward (up to 80 Kph), which was a definite plus if the vehicle and crew encountered numbers of hostile troops while engaged on a scouting probe.
Also in the collection are: 1944 Gun Tractor, limber and 25 pounder artillery gun, Jeep, Universal carrier, ambulance and Dodge weapons carrier.
An very impressive collection that showcases, chronologically, detailed models of armoured vehicles is also a feature display.


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