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 ENGINE2 x Wasp Junior

W.P. Anderson, 17.07.2017

Carl F. Burke, MBE, through L.R.Champion and Associates, of Montreal, P.Q. purchased a Barkley-Grow as one of three aircraft he used to start Maritime Central Airways in 1941. The machine he purchased was registered CF-BMV. The aircraft was written off in December 1942 when it went through the ice after landing near Angmagssalik, Greenland.

Barry, 30.06.2016

Surprisingly, in view of the fact that only 11 were produced three still survive in museums in Canada where 7 of the original production were sold. The three are at the Aero Space Museum Calgary, The Reynolds-Albert Museum Wetaskiwin Alberta, and the Alberta Aviation Museum Alberta.

Accommodation 1 Crew and 6 Passengers

Power Plant 2 x 400 h.p Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior SB radial engines

Span 50'9" Length 36'8" Height 9'8" Wing area 354 sq ft
Empty weight 5,365 lb Gross weight 8,750 lb

Max speed 225 mph Cruising speed 204 mph Range 630 miles
Service ceiling 24,000 ft

Paul Willson, 12.10.2013

One aircraft of this type is at the Calgary Aviation Museum. Rather spectacular to look at

Dan Colley, 09.02.2012

One of these airplanes was carried by the USS Bear on one of its voyages into the Arctic. They were hoisted into and out of the water using davits. The Bear had no catapult.

Klaatu, 16.04.2011

This aircraft resembled the Lockheed 12, except for the fact that it had a fixed landing gear (not shown in this photo, because it depicts a float-plane version). Apparently, the third (central) tail fin was also a feature found only on the seaplane version. Land-plane versions had only the twin fins ans rudders, similar to Lockheed transports of the day. Only eleven were built, and they seem to have been popular and successful bush planes in Canada.

Hebert M. Pink, 13.03.2011

I note that you do not have data on this aircraft . I have a fair amount on this aircraft , and we have one of these aircraft at the Alberta Aviation Museum where I am in charge of the library.(volunteer) If you wish I would be happy to mail a copy of it to you.

Joe Bolen, 01.11.2010

It looks a lot like Amelia's plane

D.D. Hunt, 11.01.2010

I saw this type operating in the Canadian north into the sixties. It was a flexably a/c for the bush as it could operate on wheels,skiis or floats. The pictured plane was Canadian registered and operated by Pacific Western Airlines.

Lou, 04.01.2010

This aircraft was built in a small hanger at the Detroit City Airport [Michign]and later the building was turned into a public high school. I graduated 1946 and later earned my A/C & Engine ratings. It was sone 40 yrs later before I saw a photo of what the aircraft looked like.

C.W. Bill Jukes, 10.12.2009

Saw a similar A/C with Canadian Pacific Airlines,identification at Fort McMurray,Alberta,Canada. Piloted by MacRea, also on floats. The date was 1946.The pilot had a home there & would land on the river at day's end taxi up to a landing, jump out and tie up.AQny comments?

Glenn Ludgate, 28.11.2009

Do plans of this aircraft exist? Am biulding a 1/48sc model and want to get the wing right.

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