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

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Nova Scotia

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 28 Nov 2016.

Baddeck, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park (AGBHP).

HD-4 Hydrofoil remains.


Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-2902), C-GCEH.


Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133411), (Serial No. 21411), silver, mounted on a pylon.  414 Squadron.

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101006), ex-USAF (Serial No. 56-0324).  Last Voodoo to fly in Canada.  This aircraft was on display as part of the CFB Cornwallis Museum for many years.  It was acquired by the Jet Aircraft Museum and has been moved to London, Ontario.

CFB Greenwood, Greenwood Military Aviation Museum (GMAM).

Avro 652 Anson Mk. II (Serial No. 7135), inside the museum.  (GMAM Photo)

 (Author Photos)

 (GMAM Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. B.X (Serial No. KB839), 696.  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.

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

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke (Serial No.), restoration project.

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

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 21434), painted as (Serial No. 133434) low visibility grey, mounted on a pylon.

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

 (Saulnier Photo, GMAM)

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

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

 (Photos courtey of  Brian Handley)

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

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

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules (Serial No. 328), 436 Squadron.

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

 (Photo courtey of  Brian Handley)

Sperwer UAV (Serial No. 161028).

Halifax, Atlantic Canada Aviation & Space Museum, (ACAM), 1658 Bedford Highway, Bedford.

AEA Silver Dart, replica.

Aero 415C Ercoupe.

Aeronca C-3 (P).

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4A s in flight.  (RCAF Photos)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5D (Serial No. 187478), (Serial No. 100747), silver.

Bell Model 47-J2 Ranger Helicopter (Serial No. 1827), CF-PQZ, repainted as CF-CAF.

Bell 206B Jet Ranger Helicopter, Canadian Coast Guard (Serial No. 3980), CF-DOI.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133365), cockpit section.

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23355), Golden Hawks.

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104783), camouflage.

Canadair CP-107 Argus, cockpit simulator.

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116748).  (12783), camouflage.

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog in flight over CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.  (CF Photo)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 56-4037).

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 05021), C/N 100, CF-HFL.

ERCO Ercoupe                                                                


Fieseler FZG-76/Fi-103 V-1 Flying Bomb.  War Prize.

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3 Avenger (Serial No. 53607), USN (BuNo. 53607), in the colours of Forest Protection Limited.

De Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker (Serial No. 12176).

Lincoln Sport.

Link Trainer.

Lockheed 414 Hudson Mk. VI (A-28A), fuselage, USAAF (Serial No. 42-47022), C/N 414-6942, Lend-Lease Contract No. DA-908, RAF (Serial No. FK466).  This aircraft is undergoing restoration with parts from a Lockheed Lodestar, CF-CEC from the Reynolds museum at the NMRCAF in Trenton, Ontario.

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar (Serial No. 802), CF-DTF.

L-Spaatz sailplane.

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101043), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00380).

Genie Nuclear Missile for the Voodoo.

Air to air missile.

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 3840), C/N 81-4107.

Piper Tomahawk

Pitts Special S-1C.

RotorWay Executive Helicopter.

Homebuilt bi-plane.



Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 13339), (Serial No. 21389).

Shearwater, CFB Shearwater, Shearwater Aviation Museum (SAM), 12 Wing.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133038), (Serial No. 21038).  Silver, VU32, RCN.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133618), low visibility, 439 Squadron.

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. 114075).

Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk. I  in flight.  (RCN Photo)

 (Photos courtesy of Paul Mitcheltree)

Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk. I (Serial No. PP462).

Fairey Swordfish Mk. II, on display in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 29 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390387)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. II (Serial No. HS469), FB 3S 126A, C-GRCN, 1943.

Grumman TBM-3W Avenger aircraft on the flight deck of the Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21), circa 1953.  (USN Photo)

Grumman Avenger AS.3 aircraft flying past the Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21), circa 1953.  (USN Photo)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3 Avenger (Serial No. 85861/TFD).

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger (Serial No. 53610), C-FIMR.  Aircraft No. 23.  Flown to the Shearwater Aviation Museum on 26 July 2012.

De Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker (Serial No. 121157).

De Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker (Serial No. X5000), (Serial No. 1501).

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101063).

 (RCN Photo)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee (Serial No. 126402), formerly with VR 870 Squadron, RCN.

North American NA-66 Harvard Mk. II (Serial No. 2777).

Piaseki HUP-3 helicopter, RCN, ca 1950s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN No. 4821166 and 4821167)

Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever Helicopter.  (Serial No. 83), Customer (Serial No. 128529)

Sikorsky HO4S-3, RCN,ca 1957.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821305)

Sikorsky HO4S-3, RCN, 5 April 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821233)

Sikorsky HO4S-3 Horse Helicopter (Serial No. 739B), (55885).

Sikorsky HO4S-3 Horse Helicopter (Serial No. A740), (55891).

 (RCAF Photo)

Supermarine 304 Stranraer, RCAF (Serial No. 915), CV-205, CF-BYJ, “Nootka Queen,” Queen Charlotte Air Lines.

Blackburn Shark floatplane, author's artwork on display in the SAM.