Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Aircraft preserved in Canada 1: Warplanes in British Columbia, Sidney, British Columbia Aviation Museum

Canadian Warplanes preserved in

British Columbia, Sidney,

British Columbia Aviation Museum

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

Data current to 10 Jan 2019.

Sidney, British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)

 (Wiltshirespotter Photo)

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

Auster AOP.6, RCAF (Serial No. 16662), C-FXNF, British Columbia Air Museum Victoria, British Columbia.

Avro 652A Anson Mk. I (Serial No. 6518), RAF (Serial No. K8786).

Avro 652A Anson Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 7359).  (RCAF Photo)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. II (Serial No. FP846).

 (Author Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM104), mounted on a pylon on the Toronto waterfront before being taken down for restoration.

 (Author Photos)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM104), undergoing restoration in the Canada Air and Space Museum, Toronto, Ontario.  FM104 has been transferred by the Toronto City Council to the British Columbia Aviation Museum on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Bell P-39 Airacobra, USAAC.  (USAAC Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra, USAAC (Serial No. 44-2485).

Bell H-13B Sioux Helicopter  Helicopter, Canadian Army (Serial No. OU609), CJATC Base Rivers, Manitoba.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234649)

Bell Model 47D/HTL-6 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 71), CF-FZX.

 (Bzuk Photo)

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke Mk. IVT, composite of two aircraft, RCAF (Serial No. 9093) and RCAF (Serial No. 10163), painted to represent RCAF (Serial No. 9104), C/N 11-880-107, coded BK-L, an aircraft flown by No. 3 Operational Training Unit (OTU) based at Patricia Bay during the Second World War, British Columbia Aviation Museum, Victoria, British Columbia.

 (RCAF Photo)

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, RCAF (Serial No. 113627), (Serial No. 21627).  Painted as (Serial No. 21462), C/N T33-462.

Chanute Glider 1897, replica, built by Russ Carrington.

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584717)

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk, RAF (Serial No. WG323), C1/395, Rob Atton.

Douglas A-26C Invader, USAAF (Serial No. 43-22357), C-FBMS, 18506, ex-N93148.  Former Conair fire bomber, No. 22.   (Bzuk Photo)

Douglas Super DC-3, CG-JGO, no engines.

Eastman E2 Sea Rover (Serial No. 17), CF-ASY.

Fleet Model 2 Fawn floatplane (Serial No. 06), 1930, CF-AOD.

Gibson Twin Plane replica of the first aircraft flown in BC in 1910.

Lincoln Sport replica, CF-AWA, 1934.  First homebuilt aircraft in Canada.

Luscombe Model 8A Silvaire, 1946.

Maranda 1960-era homebuilt, being restored.

Nieuport 11, 7/8-scale replica.

 (RCAF Photo)

Nieuport 17 unskinned, Air Force Day, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 Jun 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584524)

Nieuport 17, (Serial No. B1566), CA&SM, Ottawa, Ontairo.  (RCAF Photo)

Nieuport 17, 7/8-scale replica (Serial No. N 1986/90), 243, "Baby Doll," C-IRFC.

Noorduyn Norseman, RCAF, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 Jun 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584523)

Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman Mk. IV, Reg. No. CF-JDG, N538DW, CF-DRE.

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. FH126), Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650991)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. 3290). 

PacAero Tradewind (modified Beechcraft 18), Reg. No. CF-BCF.

Pietenpol Air Camper, 1933 (Serial No. BM1), C-GSNS, Homebuilt.

Republic RC-3 Seabee, (Serial No. 710), CF-JLC.

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a Farnborough (Serial No. 080279), 7/8-scale replica.

Rutan Quickie Q2, C-GTDV.

Sikorsky HO4S-3, RCN (Serial No. 254), 5 April 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821228)

Sikorsky HRS-3 Chickasaw (S-55B) Helicopter (Serial No. 961), C/N 55-116, ex-USN (BuNo. 129028), Reg. No. N4721, painted as an RCN HO4S-2 Horse Helicopter.

Skyseeker Prima 2F/Prima 24 Ultralite (Serial No. 252633), C-IFAI.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX, RAF (Serial No. R9159).  (RCAF Photo)

 (Cliff 1066 Photo)

Spitfire 3/4-scale replica (Serial No. 2I-V), 443 Squadron.

Vickers Viscount, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 23 Mar 1953.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584762)

Vickers Viscount 757, CF-THG, C/N 224.