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by Harold A. Skaarup   
Aircraft preserved in Canada 5d: Warplanes in Ontario, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope

Warplanes preserved in the

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum,

Mount Hope, Ontario

The page for warplanes preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the aircraft on display in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, are listed here separately.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

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 12 Jan 2017.

 (NHL4Hamilton Photo)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. V-P (Serial No. 12417), BRC 1567, CF-HOT.  The CWHM's Anson was built by MacDonald Brothers in Winnipeg in 1944.  It flew with RCAF No. 7 Photographic Wing and No. 414 Squadron in Ottawa on photo survey work until the late 1940s.  In 1956, it was purchased by INCO and used for mineral surveying until 1980, when it was donated to the Museum.  The Anson is now rigged internally as a navigation trainer, which was its primary role in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).  It is painted in the yellow colour common to all BCATP trainers and carries its wartime RCAF markings.  (CWHM)

Avro 683 Lancaster in flight, post war.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association) 

Avro 683 Lancaster, RCAF post-war in flight.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

 (Balcer Photo, left, Bzuk Photo, right)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM213), coded VR-A, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario.

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5D (Serial No. 100785), previously (Serial No. 18785).  This aircraft was manufactured in 1958 as a Mk. 5 and was one of the last batch produced.  Built as an all weather interceptor, it was later converted into a Mk. 5D electronic counter measures (ECM) aircraft and used for the realistic simulation of enemy aircraft during NORAD exercises.  The aircraft is fitted with wingtip fuel tanks instead of rocket pods to extend its range for ECM duties.  It served in an electronic warfare role with No. 414 Black Knight squadron in North Bay, Ontario until December 1981.  It made its last flight on 10 Feb 1982, when it was delivered to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.  It is has been painted black to resemble the prototype CF-100, (Serial No. 18101), and is on extended loan from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.  (CWHM)

Beechcraft D-18S/C-45H Expeditor, RCAF (Serial No. HB143), C/N A156), Reg. No. C-GZCE.

Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer (Serial No. 134222).

Bell CH-136 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 136272), C/N 44072.  This Kiowa was one of the last to be delivered to the Canadian Armed Forces in 1974.  It is painted in the markings of No. 408 (Goose) Squadron, based at Namao, Alberta. The Museum acquired the helicopter in 2007.  (CWHM)

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kadet (Serial No. 41-8621), C/N 75-2180, painted as RCAF (Serial No. FK107), Reg. No. C-FAIU.  This aircraft was donated to the CWHM by Bob Hill in 1986.  It is painted in the colours of the last PT-17 delivered to the BCATP.  It was built at Wichita, Kansas in 1942.  (CWHM)

Boeing 727 forward fuselage section, painted as a B 707, 112.

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke Mk. IVT, RCAF (Serial No. 10117), painted as RCAF (Serial No. 714), No. 119 Squadron, Reg. No. C-GBLY.   This aircraft is being rebuilt from the remains of eight aircraft salvaged from Manitoba in the mid 1980s.  When the restoration is complete, the aircraft will be painted in the colours and markings of RCAF No. 119 "City of Hamilton" Squadron.  Some of the parts for this aircraft came from (Serial No. 9949), (Serial No. 10040), and (Serial No. 10117).  626 Bristol Bolingbrokes were manufactured in Canada between 1939 and 1943.   (CWHM)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star RCAF (Serial No. 21275), c/n T-33-275, currently painted as 133275, Silver.  The CWHM's aircraft is one of 658 produced in Canada.  It was acquired from the Dept of National Defence in late 1995.  It had been a support aircraft for the "Snowbirds" aerobatic team, based at No. 2 Flying Training School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.    (CWHM)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6, RCAF (Serial No. 23651), c/n 1441, Golden Hawks.  The CWHM's Sabre is one of 1,815 built in Canada.  Built in 1956, it flew with the RCAF in Europe for six years and then with the "Golden Hawks" for the 1963 airshow season.  The National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa acquired it in 1964.  It has been modified with clear panels down the left side of the fuselage to show its interior construction.  The Sabre is on extended loan from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.  (CWHM)

Canadair CF-104D Starfighter, RCAF (Serial No. 12641), c/n 563A-5311, mounted on a pylon. 

(NHL4Hamilton Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104790), painted as (Serial No. 104756), Tiger Meet colours.

Canadair CT-114 Tutor, RCAF (Serial No. 26038), c/n 1038, painted as (Serial No. 114038).  This aircraft entered service with the Canadian Armed Forces in 1965.  It spent most of its career at CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, attached to No. 2 Flying Training School and was retired along with the rest of the fleet in 2000.  The Museum acquired this aircraft from the Department of National Defence in September 2005.  (CWHM)

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116757).  This aircraft was built by Canadair in Montreal in 1970.  After it was retired from the Canadian Forces in 1989, it was moved to the RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum acquired the aircraft from the Department of National Defence in 1996.  (CWHM)

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. IA (Serial No. 7862), C/N 1355, C-FFGF.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 9745), CV-417, C-FPQL, VC Memorial to F/L David E. Hornell, white with green top, 1940.

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth (Serial No. 8922), (1724), C-GCWT.

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire (Serial No. 21275).

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18035), C/N 173-211), CF-POW.

de Havilland Canada CT-120 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18041), C/N 179-217, C-FBXK.

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115464).

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 2141), C-GDAK. 

Douglas C-47 Dakota, Reg. No. C-GRSB.  This aircraft flew with the RAF over Normandy on D-Day as RAF (Serial No. FZ692), and later as RCAF (Serial No. 12945).  Airworthy.  (CWHM)

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II (Serial No. 10835), FC-195, C-GCWC, “Spirit of Fleet II”.

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell Mk. II, CF-CVF, FV-702, “Spirit of Little Norway.”

Fairey FF 46 Firefly AS.6 (Serial No. WH 632), F.8755, C-GBDG.  1951.  825 Squadron.

Fleet 16B Finch Mk. 2B (Serial No. 623), C-FFUI.

Fleet 21K, CF-DLC, FAC-11.

Fleet 60K Fort cockpit, 25 Oct 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388532)

Fleet 60K Fort (Serial No. 3540), (600), C-FORT.

Fleet 60K Fort (Serial No. 3643), partial restoration.

Grumman G-44A Widgeon (Serial No.), C/N 28, CF-ODR.  On loan to the CA&SM, Ottawa, Ontario.

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger AS 3 (BuNo. 53858), C/N 3920, Reg. No. C-GCWG, RCN 86180, partial restoration.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1577), C/N 76 (Serial No. 121577), C-GCWG.

Hawker Hurricane replica (Serial No. 3069).

Hawker Sea Fury F.B.10, Royal Canadian Navy, three ship formation, ca 1949.  (RCN Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury, Royal Navy (Serial No. 41 H623282), N1324, C-FGAT.

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101045).  Photo taken when the Voodoo was mounted on a concrete pylon at CFB Uplands, Ontario. 

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101045).

Nanchang CJ-6A, C/N 47-22, Reg. No. C-GCWN.  

North American NA-64 Yale Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 3350), 64-2206, C-GCWZ.  Silver.

North American NA-64 Yale Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 3372), 64-2186, CF-GIR. 

North American NA-64 Yale Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 34112), c/n 64-2167, built in 1946, X7.  On loan to the National Air Force Museum of Canada at CFB Trenton, Ontario.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20213), C/N CCF4-4, CF-UUU.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20412), C/N CCF4-203, C-FVMG.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 45-8883), (HD 372), C-GCWM.  Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario.

North American T-28C Trojan (Serial No. 146279), C-FPUG.

RCAF Noorduyn Norseman on wheels, AK-O.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584792)

Noordyn Norseman Mk. V, CF-GSR, previously with Huron Air & Outfitters, airworthy.  CF-GSR, was built in 1950 by Canadian Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario.  Mounted on floats, it first flew with a forestry company in the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC.  Later it moved East and operated commercially with a succession of companies in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, until it finally ended up with Huron Air and Outfitters in Ontario.  Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum acquired the aircraft from them in 2014.  (CWHM)

Sopwith Pup.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391007)

Sopwith Pup (Serial No. B2167).

 (RCAF Photo)

Stinson SR-10A Reliant, RCAF (Serial No. 3467), 4 Dec 1941, Patricia Bay, British Columbia.

Stiinson 105 Reliant (Serial No. 3469), being restored.  Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe, RACAF, ca April 1945.  (RCAF Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe, RAF (Serial No. TE214), C/N CBAF IX 4424.  Built by Vickers at Castle Bromwich, in England in 1945, this aircraft was flown post-war with RAF No. 203 Advanced Flying School until it was damaged in an accident.  The British Air Ministry gave it to the RCAF in 1960, and they in turn transferred it to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in 1966.  The Spitfire displays the markings of RCAF No. 416, “City of Oshawa” Squadron, one of eleven RCAF squadrons that fought over North West Europe in 1944-45.  This Spitfire is part of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum collection but is on long term loan to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope.  This aircraft has been moved location TBC.  (CWHM)

Travel Air E-4000.

National Steel Car (Westland) Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. 1202), C/N 2363, parts of 2361 and 2364, (DH-5-76).

CWHM fire losses: On 15 Feb 1993, a large part of Hangar 3 was destroyed in a devastating fire.  Included in the destruction of the hangar were five museum aircraft, the administrative offices, engineering records and all ground and maintenance equipment.  The aircraft lost were the Hawker Hurricane, General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E, Auster, Stinson and Supermarine Spitfire.  The fire spread quickly, reaching temperatures as high as 3,000 degrees, through the north side of the building requiring the assistance of four fire departments and fifty-five fire-fighters.  Volunteers who arrived to lend assistance could only watch helplessly as the fire was fought only a few feet away from the Avro Lancaster.  At the time, the Lancaster was sitting on aircraft jacks.  With fear that the roof might collapse, it was hours before the decision was made to allow the wheels to be installed and the aircraft removed.  Also saved that day were two restoration projects, a Fleet Finch and Bristol Bolingbroke.  (CWHM)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E lost in the fire.  (Author Photos)

Fairey FF 46 Firefly AS.6, lost during the 1977 Toronto International Airshow.   Author Photos taken at CFB North Bay in August 1977.