RON DUPAS COLLECTION
No. 2689. Northrop Delta Mk.I (667 c/n CV 177) Royal Canadian Air Force
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 194

Northrop Delta Mk.I

09/15/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was delivered to the RCAF on September 1, 1936 and assigned to No. 8 (General Purpose) Squadron based at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Later assigned to RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario; RCAF Station Sydney, Nova Scotia; and RCAF Station Sea Island, British Columbia.) It was involved in an accident at North Sydney, Nova Scotia, on July 13, 1940. It was repaired and later assigned to No. 120 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron on April 17, 1941 and based at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, British Columbia and later RCAF Station Coal Harbour, British Columbia. It was finally used as an instructional airframe and finally struck off charge on April 26, 1944."

06/09/2003. Remarks by Jacques Trempe: "Delta Mk.I No. 667 was the first Canadian-built Delta, delivered on September 1, 1936. In its initial configuration, the aircraft was substantially the same as the Deltas that were being used as business and commercial transports in the USA, except for the large cargo door added by the Canadians to the port side of the aircraft. Some other details, like the window arrangement, were also uniquely Canadian. The same aircraft was also fitted with floats."

Read the type remarks on page 12917.



Created June 5, 2003