Posted by Kristy Grulikowski on 4/21/2023 to Restoration & Preservation
Now protected with Nyalic to allow outdoor display - future generations can see and touch this fantastic aircraft from the 1950s.
Development of the Jindivik began in 1948, with the first flight taking place in 1950. Jindivik is believed to be the Aboriginal word for ‘hunted one’, although it may also mean ‘to consume ‘ or ‘destroy’.
Originally designed as an expendable target, the Jindivik’s features and reliability enabled it to fly many times without destruction. It had excellent speed, high-altitude performance, and the ability to conduct low-level flight over the sea. It could trail smoke, tow infrared and radio frequency decoys and execute flares for protection during live firings.
With some effort from volunteers, a single can of Nyalic and a paint roller - the integrity of this historical asset are now maintained.