Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Aircraft preserved in Canada 9: Warplanes in Nova Scotia, Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Nova Scotia

Greenwood Military 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.

CFB Greenwood, Greenwood Military Aviation Museum (GMAM).

Avro Anson Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. R9692), 3 Jan 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583111)

Avro 652 Anson Mk. II, PO E.E. Creed, RCAF, 23 Aug 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4327287)

Avro 652 Anson Mk. II (Serial No. 7135).  (GMAM Photo)

 (Author Photos)

Avro Lancaster Mk. B.X (Serial No. KB839), painted as (Serial No. JB266).  Built in Malton, Ontario in 1944, this aircraft flew 26 bombing sorties from the UK with RCAF No. 419 "Moose" Squadron.  It was nicknamed "Daisy" after a dog in a popular comic strip.  KB839 sustained damage on two occasions but survived the war and later flew with No. 409 "Goose" Squadron in Canada.  It was modified with a longer (31-inch) nose to facilitate the installation of cameras for arctic mapping and reconnaissance duties, and the nose, dorsal and tail turrets were removed.  KB839 was last flown on 11 Mar 1964, and retired in Greenwood.  In the summer of 1987, its four engines and propellers were donated to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for use on FM213, VRA, currently one of  only two flying Lancasters in the world.  The restoration crew have returned this aircraft to its wartime configuration by removing the 31-inches from the nose and extensively refurbishing the bomber.  An accurate reproduction of a Frazer-Nash nose turret and a dorsal turret will be added in 2016.

Vertol Canada (Piasecki H-44) CH-127 Workhorse, USAF (Serial No. 60-5446), RCAF (Serial No. 9592).  9591 and 9592 were operated at Greenwood in the 1960s with No. 103 Search and Rescue Squadron.  Restoration is expected to be complete in 2019.

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Labrador Helicopter (Serial No. 11308).

Bristol Bolingbroke Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 702), 20 Nov 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199833)

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke Mk. IVT, RCAF (Serial No. 9997), being restored.

Lockheed CT-33 Silver Star, 18 June 1973.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4118638)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star painted as (Serial No. 21393), painted low visibility grey.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 13345), painted as (Serial No. 133434) low visibility grey, mounted on a pylon.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (RCAF Photo)

 (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (Serial No. 10721).  ca 1970s.

Canadair CP-107 Argus (Serial No. 10736).  415 Squadron, 1977.

 (Author Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus Mk. 1 (Serial No. 10717), CFB Greenwood markings.

Canadair (Bombardier) Challenger CC-144 (Serial No. 616).

Consolidated PBY Canso A (Serial No. 11040), AK-D, RCAF, No. 408 (Goose) Squadron, 2 Apr 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388267)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso.  Steps are being taken to acquire a Canso.

Douglas Dakota and Consolidated PBY Canso, RCAF, 7 Feb 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584477)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota (Serial No. 32922).  Built in 1944 as a Douglas C-47B Skytrain for the USAAF, it was transferred to the RAF in 1945 and assigned to RCAF No. 436 Sqn (Serial No. KN451) in Feb 1946.  It went to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa in 1964, and to CFB Greenwood in 2006.  It is painted  as an aircraft flown by 103 Rescue Unit from 1947 to the mid-1960s.

Lockheed CP-122 (P2V-7) Neptune.  (RCAF Photos)

Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune (Serial No. 24113), (Serial No. 24117), USN (BuNo. 147969), VN 101, painted in RCAF dark blue.  This aircraft is on loan from the US Navy.

Lockheed 414 Hudson, 30 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589737)

Lockheed 414 Hudson or Lockheed V-146 Vega/Ventura (TBC).

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules, (Serial No. 130319) in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules (Serial No. 130328), 436 Squadron.

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus.  (Ken Mist Photo)

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus (Serial No. 119).

Sperwer UAV (Serial No. 161028).

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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