Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Aircraft preserved in Canada 5: Warplanes in Ontario, Ottawa, the Canada Aviation & Space Museum, Canadair to Fairchild

Warplanes preserved in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CA&SM)

Musée de l'Aviation et de l'Espace du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

(Part 2, Canadair to Fairchild)

The aircraft on display in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway in Ottawa are listed here in four parts.  

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, correctons 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 20Aug 2018.

Canadair CL-2  North Star Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 17518).  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. 1 ST (Serial No. 17515), (122). 

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133574), (Serial No. 21574).

Canadair CL-13 Sabre (Serial No, 23017).  (Mike Paradie via Mike Kaehler Photo)

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 23455), 1441, camouflage pattern. 

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 23651).  Golden Hawks.  This aircraft is currently on loan to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario.

 (RCAF Photos)

 ( Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus Mk. 2 (Serial No. 10742), (33), 415 Squadron. 

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. 114108).

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert test flight.  (Canadair Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert (Serial No. CX8402), (3).

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Canadair CF-116 (CF-5) Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116763).

Canadian Vickers Vedette, G-CAUU, 23 Nov 1928.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3553011)

Canadian Vickers Vedette VA, hull (Serial No. CV155), G-CYWQ.

Canadian Vickers Vedette V, nose section (Serial No. CV146), G-CYVP.

Cessna Crane, bomb aimer's window, 1 Sep 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581939)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF, (Serial No. 7892).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3658261)

Cessna T-50 Crane, RCAF (Serial No. 8676), C/N 2226.

Cessna 172, Reg. No. C-GAZG.

Canadian Vickers Canso A, RCAF (Serial No. 9792), No. 3 OTU, Patricia Bay, BC, 3 May 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388268)

Canadian Vickers Canso A, (PBV-1A), RCAF (Serial No. 9798), No. 160 Squadron, Newfoundland, 13 Oct 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388270)

Canadian Vickers Canso A, (PBV-1A), RCAF (Serial No. 9751), 24 Apr 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586797)

Canadian Vickers Canso A, RCAF (Serial No. 9821), No. 160 (BR) Sqn, on patrol off Newfoundland, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650449)

Canadian Vickers Canso Mk. 2 SR (Serial No. 11087), CV-423.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator G.R. VI, (Serial No. 3727), 'T', No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, 19 Feb 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4920963)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator G.R. VI, (Serial No. 3721), 'T', No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, 19 Feb 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.353352)

Consolidated (Vultee) B-24L Liberator GR Mk. VIII, RCAF (Serial No. 11130), (5009), HE773, ex-USAAF (44-50154), ex-Indian Air Force.

Curtiss HS-2L, Laurentide Air Service, hull (Serial No. A1876), (2901-H2, wings of NC652), G-CAAC.

Curtiss HS-2L remains.

Curtiss JN-4 (Serial No. C696).  On the tail is a castle symbol, indicating that this was the training aircraft used by Vernon Castle at Camp Mohawk, one of the Royal Flying Corps' pilot training camps near Deseronto, Ontario, 1 Jan 1917.  (Deseronto Archives Photo)

Curtiss JN-4 Canuck (Serial No. C227), ex 39158, ex 111.

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawks, No. 111 (F) Sqn, RCAF, Kodiak, Alaska, 1942-43.  S/L K.A. Boomer, flying in "BITSA"shot down a Japanese Rufe floatplane fighter on 25 Sep 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4105388)

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. Ia (Serial No. 1076), (Serial No. 18780).

Curtiss Model 18 Seagull, Fairchild Air Survey.

Czerwi?ski-Shenstone Harbinger sailplane (Serial No. C1), C-FZCS.

de Havilland DH 60 Cirrus Moth (Serial No. 630), G-CAUA.

de Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth (Serial No. 2187), CF-PEI.

de Havilland DH 82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. 724), CF-FGL, 4394.

de Havilland DH 82C2 Menasco Moth Mk. I (Serial No. 4861), (1052).

de Havilland DH 83C Fox Moth (Serial No. FM-28/2), CF-DJB.

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (Serial No. KB336), later A535, CA&SM.  (DND Photos via Mike Kaehler)

 ( Photo)

de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito B Mk. 20 (Serial No. KB336).

de Havilland DH 100 Vampire, 11 Dec 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584168)

de Havilland DH 100 Vampire Mk. I (Serial No. TG372).

de Havilland DH 100 Vampire Mk. III (Serial No. 17074).

 (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH 106 Comet, nose section (Serial No. 5301).

 ( Photo)

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk (Serial No. 12070), C/N 208-246, (18070), CF-CIA.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (Serial No. 1), CF-FHB.

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF (Serial No. 3683), VR683, 8 Feb 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585070)

de Havilland Canada CC-123 Otter flown in support of the Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks, summer of 1977.

 ( Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-123 Otter (Serial No. 9408), (370).

 ( Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 1), CF-DHC-X.

de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash 7 (Serial No. 002), Canadian Forces Europe, Lahr, Germany, 31 Aug 1980.  (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash 7 (Serial No. 001), C-GNBX.

 (Author Photo)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. 4 (Serial No. 655B), KN-451, (6174), (Serial No. 32922).

Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G (Serial No. 6261), C-FTDJ.

Easy Riser Ultra-light.

 ( Photo)

Evans VP-1, C-GUPY.

Experimental longwing ultra-light-weight aircraft, sponsored by the Kenneth Molson Foundation, Bombardier, Kevlar, Dupont, and Newport.

Fairchild FC-2W, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYXP), Northern Alberta, July 1931.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390341)

Fairchild FC-2W-2 (Serial No. 128), NC6621, G-CART.

Fairchild 82A (Serial No. 61), CF-AXL.

Fairchild PT-26B Cornell Mk. III (Serial No. 10738), FC-239.

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcars, RCAF, 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584721)

 (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar, nose section.

This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the Canadian Forces. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active Canadian squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to Canadian service aircraft. For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum's current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout Canada and overseas. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Canada's heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Canada's Warplane survivors.

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