Air Enthusiast 1972-07
H.Taylor - The Westland Lysander /Viewed from the Cockpit/
The Lysander III R9003 which was restored to flying condition in Canada during 1967 by a team led by Captain Bernard M Lapointe. Three derelict airframes and a new set of wings were used in the project and the Lysander, with a Bristol Mercury XX engine, flew again on 29 December 1967 after some 23 years on the ground. It is now an exhibit in the Canadian National Aeronautial Collection.
The Lysander cockpit, with the basic blind flying panel providing the only flying instruments. The bomb release buttons are covered by a safety guard marked DANGER and the stick includes a firing button for the machine guns that were seldom fitted.