Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Tanks preserved in Canada 5: Ontario

Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in Ontario

The data found on this page has been compiled by the author.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Canada would be most welcome. 

If you have information and photographs of armoured fighting vehicles missing from this list that you are willing to share, updates would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 12 Nov 2017.

Angus

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), UN markings, Peacekeeper Park North of CFB Borden main gate.  (Author Photos)

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

Barrie

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65034), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123013, Barrie Armoury, 37 Parkside Drive.  (Author Photos)

In 1946 the first of 294 M4A2 (76-mm) Wet Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) Sherman tanks arrived at Camp Borden and at the Long Pointe Ordnance Depot in Montreal.  The Canadians referred to this tank as the M4A2E8.  96 Stuart tanks were also delivered at the same time.  The new Shermans were manufactured by the Fisher Tank Arsenal in Grand Blanc, Michigan between May 1944 and May 1945.  M24 Chaffee light tanks were also purchased at this time.  Compared with the Shermans used by Canadians in the Second World War, the ammunition storage in the new tanks was improved by surrounding the racks with water and etheylene glycol-filled jackets to reduce the probability of explosion in the event of penetration of the armour by enemy fire.  The tanks equipped with this protection system were designated "Wet".  The M4A2E8 was powered by a pair of side-by-side mounted General Motors 6046 diesel engines producing 375 hp mounted in the rear of the hull.  The tank could sustain a speed of 48 kmh (30 mph).  Its main armament was a 76-mm M1A2 long-barreled, high-velocity gun fitted with a muzzle brake.  Its secondary armament included one Browning .30-calibre M1919A4 machine-gun mounted co-axially with the main gun, a bow machine-gun in the front of the hull, and a Browning .50-calibre machine-gun mounted on a post between the loader's and commander's hatches for AA protection.  The HVSS system used four wheels per bogie instead of two, which allowed tracks that were wider (165-mm) to be installed, and which made for better performance on soft ground and allowed for a smoother ride.  The M4A2E8 had a five-man crew.  The driver and co-driver sat in the front of the hull with the driver on the left and co-driver on the right.  The crew commander, loader and gunner sat in the turret.  The crew commander's position was on the right side of the turret, the loader sat on his left and the gunner sat in front of the commander.  After the first batch of the new tanks went to the RCD at Camp Borden 1946, another 30 went to the LdSH at Camp Wainwright, Alberta in March 1947.  Training on the tanks by the LdSH was also conducted at Camp Sarcee in Alberta, and at Camp Petawawa when the RCD moved there in the spring of 1948.

Belleville

Universal Carrier manned by soldiers The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment advancing on Nissoria, Italy, July 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3395998)

Universal Carrier in restored and running condition, Belleville Armouries.  This carrier was retrieved from a scrapyard in Newtonville and brought it to CFB Trenton, where the Land Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (LEME) mechanics at Base Maintenance Land (BML) restored it.  The vehicle was named "Katie" after a carrier depicted in a picture of The Regiment at Assoro, Italy, in 1943.

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M38A1 CDN3 Jeep, inside the Armoury at 200 Pinnacle Street.  (Terry Honour Photos)

The H&PER also holds a Canadian SMP truck.

Borden, CFB Borden, Base Borden Military Museum

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display in the Base Borden Museum at CFB Borden are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Bowmanville

LAV III Memorial, Clarington Fields.

Cambridge

LAV III Memorial, Col. J.A. McIntosh, DSO, ED Armoury 1 Valour Place.

Campbellford

Universal Carrier, Lake Superior Regiment, Cintheaux, France, 8 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3396172)

Universal Carrier Mk II, Memorial Military Museum, 226 Albert Street, 

M38 A1 CAN 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep, Memorial Military Museum.

Dodge M-43 Truck,  Memorial Military Museum.

Cobalt

Universal Carrier.  Algonquin Regiment.   (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Universal Carrier hulk.  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Collingwood


M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69406), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129885, “Bun-Ben”, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 63.  (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

Cornwall

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), Cornwall Armoury, 505 4th St, Cornwall, Ontario.  (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

Goderich

  (JustSomePics Photo)

 (Tim Laye Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65017), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122996, Huron County Museum, 110 North St.  The tank is painted representing the command tank of Major David Currie V.C., South Alberta Regiment.

LAV III Monument, Huron County Museum, 110 North St.  (Huron County Museum Photo)

Haliburton

  (Tim Laye Photos)

 (Andre Blanchard Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69162), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129641, “Haliburton”, painted 45-7887.  This tank stands in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129, 719 Mountain Street.

Hamilton

CMP Truck, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

LAV III Monument, The North Wall Riders Association - Steel City.  The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope.

Hanover

 (JustSomePics Photos)

)M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 64969), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122948, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 130, 493 8th Ave.

Heard

M113A2 APC.

105-mm C1A1 Howitzer.

155-mm M109 SP Howitzer.

Hearst

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M113, Memorial Park, 700 Front Street.

Iroquois Falls

M113, Anson Drive and Devonshire Street.

Kars, Swords and Ploughshares Museum, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), K0A2E0.  Curator: Major Mike T.A. Calnan.

Ram II tank with 6-pounder gun on maneuvers, Camp Borden, ca 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4232614)

Canadian Ram II tank, Shop No. 521, (Serial No. WD CT39987), used as a bulldozer, turret without gun, tracks off.   (Author Photos)

LVT1 Water Buffalo, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), Kars, Ontario.  (Author Photos)

British FV432 Trojan APC, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), Kars, Ontario.  (Author Photos)

M7B2 Priest 105-mm SP Gun replica built by students of Gananoque High School in 1994 to honour two of the students grandparents who had landed on D-Day with the 14th Field Regiment, RCA which was equipped with the Priest.

M3 Armoured Halftrack.

M5 Armoured Halftrack.

M20 Armoured Utility Car (based on the M8 Greyhound).

Universal Carrier Mk I.  Built by Ford of Canada in June of 1944, painted with the markings of a gun tractor in the 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, ca. 1943.

Universal Carrier Mk II.

T-16 Carrier.

Canadian Windsor Carrier.

FV401 Cambridge Carrier (chassis from the last of the Universal Carrier series).

Canadian CT15-TA 15-cwt Armoured truck.

British Ferret Scout Car with turret.  (Author Photo)

Kenora

 

(Terry Honour Photos)

Universal Carrier.  Kenora Armoury. 

Keswick, Georgina Military Museum, 26061 Woodbine Avenue.

1952 M135 2-1/2-ton Truck.

(Andre Blanchard Photo)

Leopard C1 Main Battle Tank (Serial No. 78-85067), with a mock tank turret.

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

M113A2 APC.

C1A1 105-mm Howitzer (Serial No. 13561), 1955.

Willys Jeep ambulance, RCAMC, Vaucelles, France, 20 Jul 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391694)

Willys Jeep.

Iltis ¼- ton Truck with trailer.

CFB Kingston.

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display at CFB Kingston and RMC are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Kitchener

 (JustSomePics Photo)

Russian T-54 Main Battle Tank, K-W Surplus, Victoria St N.

London

Sexton 25-pounder SP Gun, Perry Kitson Collection.  This Sexton is the 2115th of 2150 produced. It came off the assembly line at Montreal Locomotive Works in Jan/Feb 1945. It was used by Canada until the mid fifties when it was sent to Portugal under the MDAP. When Portugal sold them as surplus in 1979, 40 were brought to the US by SECO in Augusta, Georgia.  Perry Kitson purchased this one in 2003 and repatriated it to Canada.

Sherman V Command tank ( nick-named Vancouver) commanded by MGen B.M. Hoffmeister, GOC 5th Canadian Armour Division, Castrocielo, Italy, 26 May 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574213)

M4A2(75) Sherman III Medium Tank with a crew from Alberta, Vaucelles, France, ca 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233170)

 (Lucas Freitas Photo)

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M4A2(75) Sherman III Medium Tank, (Serial No. 7606), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 3062855, WD No. CT-152655, No. 51, “Holy Roller”, 1st Hussar Memorial, Victoria Park, Central Ave.  This tank saw combat in NW Europe from D-Day, 6 June 1944 to VE-Day, 8 May 1945.  It has early direct vision ports for the driver and co-driver, but also has appliqué armour on the hull sides and trailing return rollers found on the VVSS version.   It also has an M34 mantlet and a late one piece final drive, possibly upgraded post-war.  “Holy Roller” is one of four surviving original Shermans that fought in Europe and returned to Canada in 1945.  "Bomb", in Sherbrooke, Quebec, "Cathy" at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and "Forceful III" in the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario are the other survivors.

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

London, Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

 (Balcer Photo)

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69199), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129678, “Angel” markings of the 6th Armoured Regiment, 1st Hussars.

Universal Carrier.   (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown).  (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

AVGP Cougar.  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell J. Toms)

AVGP Grizzly. (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

Madawaska


  (Tim Laye Photos)

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, No. 1 of 2, in front of the cemetery on Madawaska Road (Highway 523). 


 (Tim Laye Photos)

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, No. 2 of 2, in front of the cemetery on Madawaska Road (Highway 523).

Meaford


 (Kanadaguy Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65008, built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122987, Main Gate, Central Area Training Centre.  

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, Serial No. 2548, 20-pounder main gun, Main Gate, CATC.

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), Main Gate, CATC.

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65248, built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123227, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 32, Legion Road, Meaford Park.

Mount Forest

155-mm M109A4 SP Howitzer turret on heavy duty mounting in the War Memorial Park on Hwy 6.

Oshawa

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65223), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123202, “Conqueror”.  This tank stands in front of the Oshawa Armoury, 535 Simcoe St N.  (Author Photos)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, 471 Simcoe Street South.

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

Oshawa, The Ontario Regiment Museum, The Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N.

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65240), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123219, "Beowulf".  This tank is now inside the Museum hangar.  (Author Photo)

  (Ontario Regiment Museum Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 64993), built by Fisher, Reg. No.  30122972, “Bart”, DND 78-904. 

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder Gun.  (Author Photo)

M24 Chaffee Light Tank.

American M60A3 Patton Main Battle Tank (Serial No. 2918A).  Storage compound.

American M60A3 Patton Main Battle Tank (2938A).  Storage compound.

American M551A1 Sheridan Light Tank (Serial No. 76).  (Author Photo)

American M551A1 Sheridan Light Tank (Serial No. 1068).  (Ontario Regiment Museum Photo)

FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun, (Serial No. 06EB80.  Storage building.  (Ontario Regiment Museum Photo)

Universal Carrier Mk II, (Serial No. CT201439).  Inside the Museum hangar.

Universal Carrier (Serial No. CT40133), towing a Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.  Inside the Museum hangar.

M8 Greyhound Armoured Car, (Serial No. F268708).  Inside the Museum hangar.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Ferret Scout Car Mk 1.  (Author Photo)

Ferret Scout Car Mk 1, UN colours.  Storage building.

M113A2 EVSEV (with dozer blade), and M113 TUA (TOW under armour).  (Author Photo)

M113A2 (C1844MAA).

US M113A2 APC (MSJ18431MAA).

US M113A2 APCs(MSJ21144MAA).

US M113A2 APCs (MSJ18218MAA).

M548 Cargo.  Storage building.

M577 CP.

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), UN colours.

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

AVGP Cougar, (Serial No. F268708).  Inside the Museum hangar.

AVGP Grizzly, (Serial No. 78-37263).  Storage building.

AVGP Husky, (Serial No. 78-37562).  Storage building.

Truck, CMP, radio version.  Inside Museum hangar.

Truck, CMP, Cargo.  Inside Museum hangar.

Truck, CMP, Cargo.  Inside Museum hangar.

Truck, GMC 2-½ ton CCKW, MLVW, M35CDN (three).  Storage compound.

Truck, 2-1/2 ton, Cargo.  Storage building.

M38 A1 CAN 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep.  Inside the Museum Hangar.

Iltis ¼- ton Truck.  Storage building.

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher. (Serial No. CDN 23), 1955.

 

German Second World War Panzerwerfer 42.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

German Second World War Marder III.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

German Second World War 88-mm Flak Gun.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Oshawa

AVGP Cougar, 1220 Keith Ross Dr and Taunton Rd W.   (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Ottawa

Universal Carrier Mk I, (Serial No. CT201593), Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Dr.  Renovated by the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation.  (Author Photos)

 (Terry Honour Photos)

M24 Chaffee Light Tank (Serial No. TBC), Hylands Golf Club on Alert Road.

Ottawa, National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.

(Author Photos)

 (Normand Roberge Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69257), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129736, “Hussar”, painted DND 78-749.

Ottawa, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place.

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Owen Sound

 (Justsomepics Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69393), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129872.  This tank stands in front of the Owen Sound Armoury, 10th St E & 8th Ave E.

CFB Petawawa, Military Museums.

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display in the CFB Petawawa Military Museums are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Sarnia

 (David Cail Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65042), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123021, “Calamity”, 1st Hussars, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 62.  

LAV III Monument, Sarnia-Lambton Afghanistan Monument.

Scarbourough

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, privately owned, Scarborough, Ontario.

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank,  privately owned.  The concrete pad for this tank is in place, but the tank itself is currently missing, possibly returned to a private owner.

Universal Carrier.

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

 (Google Maps Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown).

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

St Catherines

M5A1 Stuart recce tank without turret, LdSH (RC) at a crossroads in Italy, ca. 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada  Photo, MIKAN  No. 4166584)

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

M5A1 Stuart VI Light Tank (without turret), (Serial No. 10778), combat survivor, served with the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, Serial No. WD CT271427, Lake Street Armoury, 81 Lake Street.

St Thomas

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65032), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123011, and a few sections of Engineer bridging, St. Thomas Armoury, Wilson Ave & Chester St.

M113 APC, Severn River, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235941)

M113 APC, Severn River, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235944)

M113 APC, Severn River, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235948)

M113 APC, No. 1 of 2, St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.  (Terry Honour Photo)

M113 APC, No. 2 of 2, St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.  (Maxwell J. Toms)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.  (Terry Honour Photo)

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

Sudbury

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65076), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123055, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 76, 1553 Weller Street.

Thunder Bay

Universal Carrier, Hillcrest Park, High St between Red River Rd and Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario.  (Terry Honour Photos)

Two M113 APCs reported to be located at a Royal Canadian Legion in Thunder Bay.

Toronto

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.  (Author Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69036), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129515, “Athene”.  This tank is one of two standing in front of the LCol George Taylor Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane.  (Author Photos)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69209), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129688, “Ares”, LCol George Taylor Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane.  (Author Photos)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), Canadian Forces College, Toronto.  (Author Photo)

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, on display at the Canadian National Exhibition, ca. 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKANNo. 4235116)

 (Paul Johnston Photos)

Leopard C2 tank (Serial No. 78-85066), Canadian Forces College, Toronto.

Trenton

LAV III Monument, Bain Park, 327 Dundas St. East.

Waterloo

LAV III Monument, Waterloo Cenotaph, 100 Regina Street South.