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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warbirds 5: The Post War Piston Era (Book)

Canadian Warbirds of the Post-Second World War Piston Era

Data current to 8 July 2018.

De Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS-2F Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1595), pfreparing to launch from the deck of HMCS Bonaventure, 1969.  (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to the propeller-driven aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Canadian Forces in the post-Second World War piston-era. The handbooks in this series include a general description and a photograph from the Canadian Forces Archives of at least one of the key variants or marks of each aircraft that has been in Canadian military service.Each aircraft is listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. General details describing the aircrafts engines, service ceiling, speed, armament or weapons load are also included, along with a brief description of the Canadian Squadrons which flew the aircraft on operations. This is the fifth volume in the series. It describes the piston-powered fighters, bombers, patrol aircraft, trainers, transports and utility aircraft flown by Canadian aircrews after the Second World War.  A list of museums, private aircraft collections and other locations where a number of the survivors might be found is also included. The handbook is not a definitive list of all Canadian-manufactured or operated aircraft, but it should serve as a quick reminder of the major examples for anyone with an interest in Canadian military aviation.

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For an update on military aircraft preserved in Canada, see "Canadian Warplanes".

Canadian Warbirds of the Post Second World War Piston Era

Auster AOP.6, RCAF Serial No. 16673), OU-673.  (RCAF Photo)

Auster T7, RCAF (Serial No. 16688), BV-B, No. 444 Squadron, 5 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3617347)

Auster T7, RCAF (Serial No. 16688), BV-B, No. 444 Squadron, 5 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584694)

Auster T7, RCAF (Serial No. 16688), BV-B, No. 444 Squadron, 5 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3617348)

Auster AOP.6 (36), (Serial Nos. 16651-16686), T7 (6), (Serial Nos. 16687-16692), for a total of 42 aircraft.

Avro Anson Mk. V (Serial No, 12435) in RCN service with red and blue roundel.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Avro Anson Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. 12563), with post-war Maple Leaf roundels, Arnprior,  Ontario, 11 Jun 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584259)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. I (1,528), (Serial Nos. 3541-3542), (Serial Nos. 6001-7068), (Serial Nos.10497-10499), A84, A85, A97, A103, A115, A116, K6197, K6207, K6230, K6241, K6251, K6264, K6265, K6278, K6281, K6293, K6297, K6298, K6300, K6302, K6303, K6316, K6324, K8706, K8709, K8714, K8724, K8727, K8729, K8730, K8734, K8743, K8745, K8751, K8752, K8756, K8760, K8761, K8770, K8774, K8775, K8777, K8782, K8786, K8818, K8820, K8824, K8830, L7046, L7054, L7056, L7062, L7070, L7910, L7911, L7931, L7946, L7959, L7961, L7962, L7966, L7967, L7970, L7971, L9158, L9159, N4856, N4859, N4861, N4862, N4874, N4886, N4888, N4894, N4897, N4898, N4901, N4905, N4907, N4909, N4915, N4924, N4928, N4932, N4938, N4942, N4963, N4964, N4967, N4968, N4978, N4979, N4998, N5008, N5011, N5012, N5015, N5016, N5018, N5023, N5035, N5036, N5038, N5041, N5042, N5047, N5049, N5051, N5058, N5087, N5088, N5092, N5104, N5107, N5108, N5148, N5162, N5189, N5195, N5201, N5202, N5207, N5208, N5211, N5212, N5214, N5216, N5217, N5219, N5236, N5241, N5243, N5249, N5250, N5253, N5258, N5261, N5268, N5273, N5292, N5298, N5300, N5301, N5304, N5306, N5316, N5320, N5341, N5347- N5350, N5352, N5353, N5357, N5358, N5361, N5362, N5370, N5375, N5380, N5384, N9526, N9528, N9529, N9539- N9542, N9547- N9549, N9555, N9557, N9559, N9560, N9564, N9566, N9572, N9574, N9575, N9588, N9591- N9597, N9600, N9602- N9604, N9607, N9615, N9640, N9644, N9650- N9652, N9655, N9658, N9659, N9661, N9665, N9670, N9672, N9675, N9688, N9713, N9715, N9719, N9724, N9725, N9728, N9746, N9750, N9752, N9766, N9770, N9779, N9786, N9816, N9818- N9820, N9836- N9838, N9843- N9845, N9850, N9851, N9854, N9856, N9870- N9872, N9874, N9887, N9888, N9891, N9893, N9894, N9899- N9901, N9905, N9907, N9938, N9943, N9982, N9983, N9985, R3338, R3350, R3372, R3377, R3380, R3383, R3390, R3401, R3404, R3413, R3431, R3434, R3438, R3442, R3447, R3463, R9568, R9577, R9588- R9591, R9598, R9599, R9601, R9609, R9631, R9633, R9635, R9641, R9651, R9664, R9666, R9668- R9670, R9685, R9686, R9688, R9691, R9692, R9696, R9700, R9703, R9714, R9715, R9720, R9722, R9723, R9725, R9739- R9741, R9768, R9775, R9778, R9798, R9800, R9818- R9821, R9823, R9826, W1654, W1672, W1729, W1768, W2617, W2621, W2623, W2624, W2640, W2643, W2653, W2654, W2658, W2661, W2665, AW964, AW968, AX105, AX109- AX111, AX114, AX116, AX137, AX146, AX163- AX172, AX181- AX187, AX218, AX219, AX221, AX222, AX227, AX239, AX242- AX248, AX283, AX284, AX287, AX288, AX343, AX347- AX349, AX356, AX365- AX372, AX396, AX397, AX414, AX415, AX418, AX419, AX422, AX423, AX426, AX427, AX436, AX444, AX445, AX469, AX472, AX473, AX482- AX496, AX507, AX508, AX572, AX573, AX611, AX612, AX640, AX641, DG812, DG813, DG817, DG820, DG823, DG872- DG875, DG893, DG894, DG898, DG899), Mk. II (1,833), (Serial Nos. 7069-7622), (Serial Nos.8203-8648), (Serial Nos. 11181-11580), FP687-FP999, JS100-JS218, Mk. IV (1), (Serial No. 10257), Mk. V (1,049), (Serial Nos. 11581-12628, 13231), Mk. VI (1), (Serial No. 13881), for a total of 4,413 aircraft.

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM128), AP-U in flight, post war.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM207), MN-207 in flight, post war.  (RCAF Photo via Mark Allen)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. KB976), post-war in flight.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Avro Lancaster cockpit.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584032)

Avro Lancaster OSC camera  installation.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584365)

Avro Lancaster radio altimeter installation.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584855)

Avro Lancaster Shoran equipment.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584318)

Avro Lancaster installation and equipment.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584029)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM217), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 6 Sep 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584572)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM211), VC-DHZ, Air Navigation School, 8 Aug 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586596)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM207), 2 Apr 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207414)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM216), AP-D, 28 Dec 1959,  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584468)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, Reg. No. CF-IMF, Spartan Air Services Ltd.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4236026)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, Reg. No. CF-IMF, and de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, Spartan Air Services Ltd.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3562607)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, VC-DHP, Polaris, RCAF, 8 Aug 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583775)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. 212), AK-A, 26 Aug 1952.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584699)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. KB882) over Edmundston, NB late 1940s.  (RCAF Photo)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, (Serial No. KB882), AR, Edmundston, New Brunswick.  This aircraft has been moved to the National Museum of the RCAF, CFB Trenton, Ontario as of Oct 2017.  (Author Photos)

Avro Lancaster Mk. 10MP, RCAF (Serial No. KB868), No. 405 Squadron, running up at NAS Jax, Florida, Feb 1953.  (USN Photo)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF, 28 May 1951.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584509)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, AK-A, 23 May 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584502)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM211), GS-X, Zenith.  (RCAF Photo)

Avro Lancaster Mk. 10C, RCAF (Serial No. FM 209).  This aircraft was used as a jet engine test bed.  It was converted by Avro Canada as a Mk.10C test bed for two 3,000 pound thrust Avro Chinook TR.4 Mk. II axial-flow turbojets in outer nacelles in 1951 and scrapped in 1956.  (Nanton Bomber Command Museum Photo)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM211), DHZ, 2 May 1949.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580433)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. KB839), LQ-G, 696.  CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM217), 18 Jun 1951.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584553)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584072)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584103)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. 217), 26 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584666)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF, warming up, 2 Feb 1951.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584476)

Avro Lancaster Mk. XP, RCAF (Serial No. FM214), AK-B, 408 Sqn, Aug 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3543745)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. FM 219), RX.  (RCAF Photo)

Avro Lancaster Mk. XN, RCAF (Serial Nos. KB973 and KB892), AJ.  (RCAF Photo)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X, RCAF with Ryan Firebee target drones, 1962.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Avro Lancaster (Serial No. KB851) with Ryan Firebee drone KD-4656.  (NDIL image PCN-1965)

Avro Lancaster with Ryan Firebee drone.  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro Lancaster Mk. XP (Serial No. KB972).  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kehler) 

Avro Lancaster Mk. XP (Serial No. KB104).  (RCAF Photos via Mike Kehler) 

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. III (1), (Serial No. EE 182), Mk. X and Mk. XP (228)), (Serial Nos. FM101-FM105, FM110, FM111, FM115, FM118, FM120, FM122- FM124, FM126- FM128, FM130, FM136, FM140, FM148, FM153, FM155, FM159, FM172, FM199, FM206-FM229, KB721, KB732, KB733, KB739, KB744, KB746- KB748, KB757, KB760, KB764, KB771- KB774, KB781, KB783, KB789, KB791, KB794, KB796, KB801, KB802, KB807, KB810- KB812, KB819, KB820, KB823- KB827, KB829, KB830, KB833, KB836- KB841, KB843, KB844, KB847- KB849, KB851, KB852, KB854, KB856, KB857, KB860- KB865, KB867, KB868, KB871- KB873, KB875- KB878, KB880- KB886, KB888- KB896, KB898-KB900, KB912- KB934, KB936- KB970, KB972- KB979, KB981- KB984, KB986, KB988, KB990- KB992, KB994- KB999), for a total of 229 aircraft.

Avro 691 Lancastrian, RAF (Serial No. PD328), "Aries", 26 June 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583775)

Avro 691 Lancastrian, RAF (Serial No. PD328), "Aries", 26 June 1945.  This aircraft had Lancastrian style fairings on the nose and tail.  It wasn`t a passenger or cargo carrier, but was used as a long range navigational trials aircraft.  Note the retained H2S radar.  It did not have passenger windows.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583776)

(IWM Photo CH 14380)

Avro Lancaster Mk I transport conversion, CF-CMS, at Prestwick, Ayrshire, after a flight from Montreal, mid-1944.  Originally a Lancaster B Mk. I,  RAF (Serial No. R5727), this was the pattern aircraft sent from the UK to Victory Aircraft in Malton to be used in the design and tooling up of the Canadian production of Lancaster Mk. Xs.  R5727 was converted as a transatlantic passenger and mail carrier by Victory Aircraft Ltd of Canada and operated by Trans-Canada Air Lines. 

 (AHFC 25023 Photo)

The Avro 691 Lancastrian was a Canadian and British passenger and mail transport aircraft of the 1940s and 1950s developed from the Avro Lancaster heavy bomber.  The Lancaster was named after Lancaster, Lancashire; a Lancastrian is an inhabitant of Lancashire. The Lancastrian was basically a modified Lancaster bomber without armour or armament and with the gun turrets replaced by streamlined metal fairings, including a new nose section. The initial batch was converted directly from Lancasters; later batches were new builds. 

 (AHFC 25152 Photo)

 (AHFC Photo 25011)

Avro Lancastrian, CF-CMV.  This one of only eight Canadian Lancasters modified to Lancastrian configuration at Malton, Ontario.  Their official designation was Lancaster XPP.

Avro 694 Lincoln B, Mk. XV, RCAF (Serial No. FM300).  (RCAF Photo)

Avro 694 Lincoln B, Mk. XV, RCAF (Serial No. FM300).  Although built in Canada, none have been preserved here.  (RCAF Photo)

Avro 694 Lincoln B. Mk. I (1), (Serial No. RE258), B Mk. II (1), (Serial No. SX 924), B. Mk. XV (1), (Serial No. FM 300), for a total of 3 aircraft.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 6 Apr 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 354362)

Beechcraft Expeditor, RCAF, (Serial No. TQ-564), 104 Composite Flight.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Beechcraft Expeditor, RCAF (Serial No. HB102) c/n 5780, UC-45B ex-USAAF (Serial No. 43-35466), QP102, 1943.  (DND Photo via Mike Kehler)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditors, RCAF, 17 Wing.  (DND Photo via Francois Dutil)

Beechcraft Expeditor, RCAF (Serial Np. HB102) c/n 5780, UC-45B ex-USAAF (Serial No. 43-35466), QP102, 1943.  (DND Photo via Mike Kehler)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3559831)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3TM (Serial No. 1534), AO-N in flight, ATC.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor, CF-MPI, RCMP.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3615104)

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor, CF-MPI, RCMP.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3560886)

Beechcraft D18S Expeditor Mk. 3NM ((Serial No. 2312) in RCN service.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3T (Serial No. 1414), VC-FBH in RCN service.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584275)

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor Mk. 3NM (Serial No. 2340).  (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3NM (Serial No. 2321), FB. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584858)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3T (Serial No. 1415), Rockcliffe, 9 Jun 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584519)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584070)

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor Mk. 3N (Serial No. 1577), painted as (Serial No. 1528).  CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Beechcraft Expeditor Mk. 3T (Serial No. 1391).  (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft CT-128 Expeditor Mk. 3NM (Serial No. 1536), Trg Aid A695, ca 1964.  (RCAF Phoyo via Mike Kaehler)

Beechcraft 18A Expeditor (1), (Serial No. 8650), 18B Expeditor (2), (Serial Nos. 7644, 7842), Expeditor (3), (Serial Nos. 1530, 7629, 7643), D-18S, CT-128, C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3N (100), (Serial Nos. 1426-1500, 2278-2302), Mk. 3NM (133), (Serial Nos. 1502-1506, 1507 (later 5179), 1508 (later 5180), 1509-1511, 1512 (later 5181), 1513-1515, 1536-1545, 1546 (later 5186), 1546 (later 5187), 1548, 1549, 1550 (later 5188), 1551 (later 5189), 1552-1554, 1555 (later 5190), 1576 (later 5194), 1577-1580, 1581 (later 5195), 1577-1580, 1581 (later 5195), 1582 (later 5196), 1583, 1584 (later 5197), 1585-1588, 1589 (later 5198), 1590, 1591 (later 5199), 1592-1594, 2303-2382), Mk. 3T (108), (Serial Nos. 1381-1399, 1401-1425, FR940-48, HB100-27, 29-31, 34-46, 48, 51, 85, 86, HB207, 10, 12, 66-69), Mk. 3TM (47), (Serial Nos. 1501, 1516 (later 5182), 1517, 1518, 1519 (later 5183), 1520-1524, 1525 (later 5184), 1526, 1527, 1528 (later 5185), 1529-1535, 1556, 1557 (later 5191), 1558-1560, 1561 (later 5192), 1562, 1563, 1564 (later 5193), 1565-1575, 1595-1600), for a total of 394 aircraft.

 

Beechcraft Model 45, T-34 Mentor, RCAF (Serial No. 242045) in flight.  None have been preserved in Canada.  (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (25), (Serial Nos. 24201-24225).  Mentors served with the RCAF in the mid 50's, including briefly at Penhold, Alberta.  One crashed while in RCAF service, the remaining 24 were given to Turkey.

 (Canadian Forces Photo)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer Mk. I (Serial No. 134216).

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer Mk. I, formation flight.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer Mk. I, (25), and Mk. II (25), for a total of 50 aircraft.

Beechcraft Model 90 King Air, C-FMFY (Serial No. LJ-1749).  (Ahunt Photo)

Beechcraft CT-145 Super King Air (3).  (Serial Nos. 145201-two different aircraft, 145202), Model 90 King Air (8) C-FMFQ (Serial No. LJ-1740), C-FMFR (Serial No. LJ-1744), C-FMFS (Serial No. LJ-1745), C-FMFD (Serial No. LJ-1746), C-FMFX (Serial No. LJ-1747), C-FMFY (Serial No. LJ-1749), C-FMFZ (Serial No. LJ-1750), for a total of 11 aircraft.

Blackburn Beverly C Mk. 1, RAF (Serial No. XB260), and (Serial No. XB262), transport aircraft were flown by RCAF personnel testing aircraft at the Canadian Experimental and Proving Establishment (CE&PE) at Namao, Alberta.   XB262 was nicknamed "Mayflower III", also known as "The Ark".  It wore the CE&PE badge on the forward fuselage.  A fire started in a covered engine stand surrounding engine No. 4 on 19 Feb 1956 at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta.  The fire damaged the engine and the propeller.  The aircraft was subsequently repaired.

Bristol Freighter Mk. 31C, RCAF (Serial No. 9696).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388169)

Bristol Freighter Mk. 31C, RCAF (Serial No. 9696).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584692)

Bristol 170 Freighter Mk. 31C, RCAF (Serial No. 9697), KC.  (RCAF Photo)

Bristol 170 Freighter Mk. 31C, RCAF (Serial No. 9697), KC.  (RCAF Photo)

Bristol 170A Freighter Mk. 31C, RCAF (Serial No. 9698).  (RCAF Photo)

Bristol 170 Freighter Mk. 31C, RCAF, 4 (F) Wing, Baden-Soellingen, Germany, 1964. (Photo courtesy of Gunter Grondstein)

Bristol 170 Freighter Mk. 31M, RCAF (Serial No. 9699).  (RuthAS Photo)

Bristol Freighter Mk. 31M, RCAF (Serial No. 9699), ca 1960s.  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Bristol 170 Freighter Mk. 31 (1), (Serial No. 9850), Mk. 31C (3), (Serial Nos. 9696-9698), Mk. 31M (2), (Serial Nos. 9699-9700), for a total of 6 aircraft.

 

Canadair CL-2  North Star Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 17518).  (RCAF Photos courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

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

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 17508), landing.  (RCAF Photos courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Canadair CL-2 North Star, being unloaded by Canadians on UN Duty, ca 1960s.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234732)

Canadair CL-2 North Star, RCAF (Serial No. 17507), with Canadians on UN Duty, ca 1960s.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234733)

Canadair CL-2 North Star, Experimental and Proving Establishment, 26 July 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584272)

Canadair CL-2 North Star, with RCAF refuelling tender No. 655, 6 Sep 1949.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584297)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I, RCAF, Airlift Tokyo, 29 Dec 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585507)

RCAF refuelling tender servicing a Canadair CL-2 North Star, 23 May 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584501)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 17513), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, Experimental Proving Establishment. (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 3584400)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 17513), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, Experimental Proving Establishment, 1 Oct 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584727)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 17513), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, Experimental Proving Establishment, Air Force Day 1953.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584866)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. 17513), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, Experimental Proving Establishment, 8 Aug 1959.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643748)

Canadair CL-2 North Star Mk. I (17), (Serial Nos. 17501-17517), Mk. 1I (7), (Serial Nos. 17518-17523, 17525), for a total of 24 aircraft.

Canadair C-5 North Star VIP Transport, RCAF (Serial No. 10000).  (RCAF Photo)

 

Canadair C-5 North Star VIP Transport, RCAF (Serial No. 10000).  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair C-5 North Star VIP Transport, RCAF (Serial No. 10000), 25 Sep 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388176)

Canadair C-5 North Star VIP Transport, RCAF (Serial No. 10000).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584501), right.

Canadair C-5 North Star, RCAF (Serial No. 10000).  (CANAV Books Photo)

Canadair C-5 North Star.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-11, RCAF C-5 North Star VIP Transport (DC-4/C-54 Skymaster/DC-6 hybrid), (1), (Serial No. 17524, later 10000).

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF, nose view.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No. 10711), ca. 1958.  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No. 10714), ca. 1958.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No. 10714), ca. 1958.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No. 10715), ca. 1958.  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No. 20721), 1971.  (RuthAS Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No. 20722), No. 407 Squadron.  (SDASM Archives)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 2,  RCAF (Serial No. 10723) over submarine.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 2, RCAF (Serial No. 10736).  (Mike Freer - Touchdown-Aviation Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 2, RCAF (Serial No. 20736), May 1971.  (Dutch Navy Photo)

Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28) Mk. 2, RCAF (Serial No. 10728).  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CP-107 Argus, RCAF (Serial No. 20736), loading torpedoes, Greenwood, NS.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CP-107 Argus, RCAF (Serial No. 20740), Greenwood, NS.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CP-107 Argus, RCAF (Serial No. 20742), delivery, Greenwood, NS.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CL-28-1, CP-107 Argus Mk. 1 (13), (Serial Nos. 20710-20722), Mk. 2 (20), (Serial Nos. 20723-20742), for a total of 33 aircraft.

 

Canadair CC-106 Yukon in flight.  None are preserved in Canada.  (RCAF Photos)

Canadair CC-106 Yukon (Serial No. 15928), offloading at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CC-106 Yukon, RCAF (Serial No. 15922).   The author's first flight was in this aircraft from RCAF 1 (F) Wing, Marveille, France to RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 20 June 1963.  (Aage. C. Skaarup Photo)

Canadair CC-106 Yukon (Serial No. 15932), London Gatwick Airport, 17 May 1969.  (Steve Williams Photo)

Canadair CC-106 Yukon, RCAF (Serial No. 10939).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-44D, CC-106 Yukon (12), (Serial Nos. 15501 (later 15921), 15922-15928, 15929 (also 15555), 15930, 15931, 15932 (also 16666).

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan in service with the RCAF, March 1966.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan in service with the CF.  (Ahunt Photo)

 

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan in service with the CF.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan, CF (Serial No. 109159).  (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan, CF (Serial No. 109151, Ottawa, 1967.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CL-66B, CC-109 Cosmopolitan (10), (Serial Nos. 10951-109160); CL-540, CC-109 Cosmopolitan (3), (Serial Nos. 10961, 10962 (ex 10906), 10963 (ex 10907), for a total of 13 aircraft.

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 8807), 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650440)

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. I (644), (Serial Nos. 1300, 4000, 7657-7836, 7843-8202, 8651-8750, 9000, 9500), Mk. IA (100), (Serial Nos. 8751-8850), Mk. IA (82), (Serial Nos. FJ200-39, 48-89), for a total of 826 aircraft.

Cessna L-19 Bird Dogs, Canadian Army.  (DND Photos via James Craik)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 16724) in flight, Canadian Army.  (Canadian Army Photos)

 

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 16706), Canadian Army, ca 1970s.  (Canadian Army Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 16733), Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Artillery Spotter Plane in flight over Oromocto, New Brunswick, July 1973.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dogs (Serial No. 16733), and (Serial No. 16724) Canadian Army, possibly CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.  (DND Photo PCN 67-1075)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 16717), Canadian Army,  Royal Canadian Artillery Spotter Plane.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog, pilot shaking hands with General S.V. Radley-Walters, Base Commander CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, 6 July 1973.  (New Brunswick Military History Museum Photo)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog spotter aircraft, Canadian Army with 4 CMBG, Germany, 1964.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235776)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 16720) spotter aircraft, 4 CMBG, Germany, 1964.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235777)

Cessna L-19E Bird Dog (Serial No. 16702).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234462)

Cessna 305 Bird Dog, RCAF L-19A (16), (Serial Nos. 16701-16716), L-19E (9), (Serial Nos. 16717-16725), for a total of 25 aircraft.

The Canadian Army originally called No. 1 Air Observation Post No. 1 Air Observation Post Flight (Type A) (Army Component), Royal Canadian Artillery.  This was changed to No. 1 Air Observation Post Flight (Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery) on 15 Feb 1957.  Both used the same abbreviation of No. 1 AOP Flt.

No. 1 AOP moved to Hemer, Germany in March 1960 at Fort Prince of Wales and where it was redesignated as No. 1 Air Observation Post Troop.  They were attached to the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery as part of 4 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group.  No. 1 AOP Tp moved to Lahr in southern Germany in 1970 with the rest of the Brigade and on 1 Oct 1972, No. 1 AOP Tp and the three other Army aviation elements within 4 CMBG; including the Command and Liaison Flight 4 CMBG HQ, Aircraft Repair Platoon 4 Service Battalion and Helicopter Reconnaissance Troop, C Squadron Royal Canadian Dragoons, were amalgamated and became No. 444 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

 

Cessna L-182, Canadian Army (Serial No. 16727) in flight.  No CF versions have been preserved in Canada.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234824)

Cessna L182F, Canadian Forces (Serial No. 119730).  (Rick Johnson Photo)

, left, and Cessna L-182, Canadian Army (Serial No. 16726) and (Serial No. 16727).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234825), right.

Cessna L-182, Canadian Army (Serial No. 16727).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235152)

Cessna 182, RCAF L-182D (4), (Serial Nos. 16726-16729), L-182E (4), (Serial Nos. 16732-16735), L-182F (2), (Serial No. 16730-16731), for a total of 10 aircraft.

Consolidated PBV-1A Canso A, RCAF(Serial No. 11040), AK-D, No. 408 Sqn,  2 Apr 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388267)

Consolidated PBV-1A Canso A, 11 Dec 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584169)

 

Consolidated PBV-1A Canso A, 23 Nov 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584648)

Consolidated PBV-1A Canso A RCAF (Serial No. 9645), post war.  (RCAF Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5 Canso, 2JATO equipped, 17 Jun 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584376)

Consolidated PBY Canso on the water, 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584323)

Consolidated PBY Canso on the water, 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584319)

Canadian Vickers (Consolidated) PBV-1A Canso A (28), (Serial No. 11093),  CF-NJL.  Gananoque Airport hangar, Ontario.   (Alain Rioux Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Serial No. 9830), C/N CV-264, C-FPQK.  1942.

Consolidated PBY-6A Canso (BuNo. 46655), C/N 2019, C-FIZU, Goose Bay, 1977.

Consolidated PBV-1A Canso A, RCAF, No. 413 (Tusker) Squadron, 15 Dec 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643747)

Consolidated PBV-1A Canso A (224), (Serial Nos. 9701-9844, 11001-11100).

Canadian Vickers PBV Canso, RCAF (Serial No. 9830), coded CH*M with No. 103 Search and Rescue Flight, on the water at Moose Factory, Ontario, 1949. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388272)

Canadian Vickers (Consolidated PBY) PBV Canso A (224), (Serial Nos. 9701-9844, 11001-11100).

620 Cansos were built in Canada.  The designation "PBY" was determined in accordance with the US Navy aircraft designation system of 1922; PB representing "Patrol Bomber" and Y being the code assigned to Consolidated Aircraft as its manufacturer.  Catalinas built by other manufacturers for the US Navy were designated according to different manufacturer codes, thus Canadian Vickers-built examples were designated PBV, Boeing Canada examples PB2B.   In accordance with contemporary British naming practice of naming seaplanes after coastal port towns, RCAFexamples were named Canso, after the town of that name in Nova Scotia.  The RAF used the name Catalina and the US Navy adopted this name in 1942.  The USAAF, later the USAF, used the designation OA-10

 

Consolidated B-24 Privateer C. Mk. IX, RCAF (Serial No. JT973), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, 27 Jul 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574055)

Consolidated B-24 Privateer C. Mk. IX, RCAF (Serial No. JT973), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, 27 Jul 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643741), right.

Consolidated B-24 Privateer C. Mk. IX, RCAF (Serial No. JT973), Rockcliffe Ice Wagon, 27 Jul 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643740)

Consolidated Model 32 RY-3 Privateer C. Mk. IX (1), (Serial No. JT973).

de Havilland DH.103 Sea Hornet F. 20.  RN Serial No. TT193.  Spartan Air Services Ltd, Ottawa, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4247977)

 

de Havilland DH.103 Sea Hornet F. 20, RN (Serial No. TT193).  (Nigel Albright Photo)

de Havilland DH.103 Sea Hornet F. 20 (1), (Serial No. TT193).  A single Sea Hornet F 20 (Serial No. TT193) was sent to Edmonton, Alberta, for winter trials and was later sold to a civilian agency.  Registered CF-GUO, it was operated by Spartan Air Services and Field Aviation until 11 June 1952 when an engine failure caused a forced landing at Terrace, British Columbia.  Some of the remains are still there in private hands.

de Havilland Canada DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 18012).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18056), ca 1969, Camp Borden.  (Jim Williams Photo)

de Havilland DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 18041), C/N 179-217, C-FBXK.  (AHunt Photo)

de Havilland DHC-1B, CT-120 Chipmunk Mk. I (3), (Serial Nos. 18001-18003), DHC-1B-2-S5 Mk. II (97), (Serial Nos. 18004 (ex CF-CXI), 18005 (ex CF-CYU), 18006 (ex CF-CYT), 18007,08, 18009 (ex CF-CYW), 18010 (ex CF-CYI), 18011 (ex CF-CYE), 18012 (ex CF-CYK), 18013 (ex CF-CLY), 18014 (ex CF-CYM), 18015 (ex CF-CYO), 18016 (ex CF-CYQ), 18017 (ex CF-CYR), 18018 (ex CF-CYS), 18019 (ex CF-CYN), 18020-62, 18063 (ex CF-CYV), 18064 (ex CF-CYX), 18065 (ex CF-CYY), 18066 (ex CF-CYZ), CF-CXA – CF-CXH, CF-CXJ-CF-CXZ, CF-CYA – CF-CYD, CF-CYF – CF-CYH, CF-CYJ, CF-CYP), for a total of 100 aircraft.

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF (Serial No. 3663), AB, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 29 Sep 1954.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585033)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF (Serial No. 9403), floatplane version, Mobile Command.  (DND Photo PCN 70-493)

 (DND Photo)

As a Sky Hawk, we took the oportunity to jump out of one at Mountainview, Ontario (yes, that's me, back in the day).  We all thought it would be fun to climb down the ladder and sit on the pontoon.  We were wrong, the propblast was ferocious and by the time we got to the pontoon the DZ was a VERY long way behind us.

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF (Serial No. 3674), Public Address installation, 20 May 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585120)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF (Serial No. 3664), AB, 14 Apr 1953.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584765)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF (Serial No. 3664), AB, 14 Apr 1953.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584764)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF, UN, Middle East, ca 1960s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234760)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, RCAF, UN, Middle East, ca 1960s.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234765)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, UN duty in the Middle East, ca. 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234757)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, UN duty in the Middle East, ca. 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234755)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, UN duty in the Middle East, ca. 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234764)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, UN duty in the Middle East, ca. 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234761)

de Havilland DHC-3, CC-123 Otter, UN duty in the Middle East, ca. 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234763)

de Havilland Otter, RCMP, NWT ca 1969.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4276753)

de Havilland Otter, RCMP, NWT, March 1969.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3560890)

 

de Havilland DHC-3, CC-123 Otter floatplane (Serial No. 9407).  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DHC-3, CC-123 Otter floatplane (Serial No. 3674), right.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-3, CC-123 Otter on floats, RCAF.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

de Havilland Otter (Serial No. 3690) on floats on 7 June 1962. (RCAF Photo PC-2605)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter floatplane (Serial No. 3662), AB, in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter (Serial No. 9402) in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland CC-123 Otter, ca 1960s, Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235509)

The Canadian Forces Parachute Team did a lot of Airshows jumping out of the single-engined de Havilland DHC-3, CC-123 Otter, including this one from No. 400 Squadron based in Toronto, shown here at Gananoque in 1977.

de Havilland CC-123 Otter (Serial No. 3689).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

de Havilland DHC-3, CC-123 Otter (69), (Serial Nos. 3661-3699, 3743-3745, 9401-9427).

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland CC-108 Caribou Mk. I (1), (Serial No. 5303), Mk. 1A (4), (Serial Nos. 5320-5323), Mk. 1B (4), (Serial Nos. 5324-5327), for a total of 9 aircraft.

 

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115459).  (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo droping SAR Techs, 442 Sqn, Comox, BC.  (RCAF Photo via Chris Charland)

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 115463).  (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 15461), UN service.  (Aldo Bidini Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-8A Buffalo (Serial No. 15451), Air Cushion Landing Test aircraft, Yellowknife, NWT, 1975.  This aircraft was used in joint Canada - USA trials, in a a unique program where the modified Buffalo landed on ice, snow or water with an inflatable rubber air cushion under the belly and wing floats.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo, No. 424 Squadron.  (Alain Rioux Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 15456).  (John Davies - CYOW Airport Watch)

de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (Serial No. 15451).  (Alain Rioux Photo)

de Havilland DHC-5, CC-115 Buffalo (15), (Serial Nos. 9451-9465).

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 13808), being flown in UN service.  This aircraft was destroyed by the Indian Air Force while it was operating in Pakistan on 5 Dec 1971.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

 

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 13807), initially painted white at first, then to improve visibility they switched to yellow.  Namao, CFB Edmonton, Alberta, 1978.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 13804) with a new yellow paint scheme.  The author jumped out of these two at Namao, CFB Edmonton, Alberta in 1978.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 806), with members of the Canadian Forces Parachute Team photo as we get ready for the day's jumps at CFB Edmonton, Namao, Alberta.  From left to right, the author, Bill Greenshields, Ralph Goebel, Murray McConnell, Pierre Deschenes and Kevin Gammon, 1977.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter, CFPT training jumps over CFB Edmonton.

  

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial Nos 804 and 809), CFPT training jumps.  Capt Jean Simard is in front of the author here.

de Havilland DHC-6-300, CC-138 Twin Otter (8), (Serial Nos. 801-808).

 (Mike Kaehler Photos)

 (Anidaat Photo)

 (Mike Gilliand Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132001), 1983. 

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132001), Lahr. 1983.  (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132002), No. 412 Sqn, Lahr, Germany. 1983.  (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132002), No. 412 Sqn, Lahr, Germany.  (Michel Gilliand Photo)

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7, CAF (Serial No. 132002), No. 412 Sqn, Lahr, Germany.  (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation)

de Havilland DHC-7, CC-132 Dash-7-102/103 (2), (Serial Nos. 132001-132002).

de Havilland DHC-8-102, CT-142 Dash-8, RCAF, in service.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

de Havilland DHC-8-102, CT-142 Dash-8, RCAF, in service.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102, CT-142 (Serial No. 142803) in RCAF service.  (Photo courtesy of MilborneOne)

de Havilland Canada Dash-8, Canadian Armed Forces, Colorado Springs.

de Havilland DHC-8-102, CC-142 Dash-8 (2), CT-142 Dash-8 (4), (Serial Nos. 142801-142806).

Douglas CC-129 Dakota, RCAF (Serial No. KN427) AP-R.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV, (Serial No. KN511) in flight, 28 June 1948, RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521772)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota with Canadian paratroops, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 19 July 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584152)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota with Canadian paratroops, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 19 July 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584153)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota, 414 Sqn, 29 Apr 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584241)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota, 414 Sqn, 29 Apr 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584249)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV, RCAF, port engine change, Norman Wells, July 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574076)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota and a Consolidated PBY-5 Canso.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584477)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV, (Serial No. KP221), 414 Sqn, June 1950, RCAF.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643749)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 26 May 1953.  Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.  3584789)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota (Serial No. KN258), 424 "Tiger" Communications and Rescue Squadron, RCAF Station Trenton. This aircraft later became known as "Miss Piggy".  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota "Pinocchio" (Serial No. 12959), C/N 15196/26641, now mounted on a pylon.  (Craig Lowe Photo)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV (Serial No. KN676).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota (Serial No. 12950), from No. 402 "City of Winnipeg" Squadron based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, supporting the Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks, ca. 1977.  (We knew her as "Myrtle, the Aluminum Turtle").

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV (Serial No. 1000), Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV (Serial No. 1000), 412 Sqn.  (RCAF Photo), 412 Sqn.  (RCAF Photo)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV (Serial No. 1000), 412 Sqn.  (RCAF Photo)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota, CAF (Serial No. 12950), 16 Hangar, Winnipeg ca 1970s.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. I (15), (Serial Nos. 650-664), Mk. III (44), (Serial Nos. 960-994, 10910-10918, FL595, 98, FL615, 16, 18, 21, 36, 50, FZ557, 58, 71, 75, 76, 81, 83, 84, 86, FZ634, 35, 69, 71, 78, 92, 94, 95, KG312, 17, 20, 30, 37, 45, 50, 54, 68, 82, 89, 94, 95, KG400, 03, 14, 16, 23, 30, 41, 55, 79, 85, 86, KG526, 45, 57, 59, 62, 63, 68, 77, 80, 87, KG600, 02, 23, 32, 34, 35, 41, 65, 68, 92, 93, KG713, 69, KG808, 27, 28, KG936, TS422, 25), DC-3, CC-129 Dakota Mk. IV (31), (Serial Nos. 1000, KJ956, KK101, 02, 43, 60, KN200, 01, 56, 58, 61, 70, 77, 78, 81, 91, KN392, KN427, 36, 43, 48, 51, 85, KN511, KN665, 66, 76, KP221, 24, 27), for a total of 169 aircraft.

Experimental Flying Wing, Arnprior, Ontario, ca 1949.  (RCAF Photos via Benoit De Mulder)

Experimental Flying Wing, Arnprior, Ontario, ca 1949.  (RCAF Photo)

Experimental Flying Wing, Flying Wing, Arnprior, Ontario, 11 June 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584258)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22120), c/n 1087 of the Central Experimental and Proving Establishment (CEPE),  Uplands, Ottawa, 4 May 1961, later N961S.

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22134).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, RCAF (Serial No. 133) being loaded through the front and rear doors at North Luffenham, England.  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar.  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, RCAF (Serial No. 22112).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584858)

Fairchild C-119 Boxcar, AF Day, 1953.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584861)

Fairchild C-119 Boxcar, AF Day, 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585147)

 

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22120), PX, in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22110), dropping supplies.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22110), in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars, (Serial Nos. 22101 and 22102),  22 Sep 1952, 435 Sqn.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3228256)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar, (Serial No. 22101), 22 Sep 1952.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584722)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar, (Serial No. 22102), 22 Sep 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584721)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, RCAF, ca 1958.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3951061)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22110).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22127).  (Peter Behring Photo)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar, RCAF (Serial No. 22111) cn 10776, later Reg. No. N8093, Hagerstown Aviation Museum, Maryland.  (DND Photo via James Craik and Shaun Mullins)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 22010).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar, UN, late 1956.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars (Serial Nos. 22129, 22133 and 009), 435 & 436 Sqns, Rivers, Manitoba.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (35), (Serial Nos. 22101-22135).

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, on board an RCN carrier.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN, on deck.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Faiery Firefly Mk. I being loaded with 3-inch rockets armed with a 60-lb practice warhead head, RCN, 4 May 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.  3199292)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. I, HMCS Warrior, before 1948.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4820989)

Fairey Firefly Mk. I, RCN (Serial No. MB-579).  (Griffin Library Photo via Fred Paradie)

Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk. I, RCN (Serial No. PP462), AB-J.  (Photo courtesy of Paul Mitcheltree)

Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk. I, RCN (Serial No. PP462), AB-J.  (Photo courtesy of Paul Mitcheltree)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V formation, RCN.  (CFB Shearwater Photo Collection)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V, RCN. ca. 1949.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V, Shearwater, having its 20-mm guns removed, 7 Oct 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3525105)

Fairey Firefly FR Mk. IV, RCN (Serial No. TW753), No. 825 Squadron, damaged after swerving off the flightdeck of HMCS Magnificent at sea.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3194865)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V, Canadian Warplane Heritage, lost at the Toronto Air Show, Aug 1977, shown here visiting CFB North Bay, Ontario a few days earlier.

Fairey Firefly FR Mk. 1, (29), (Serial Nos. DK445, DK485, DK535, DK537, DK545, DK555, DK560, DK561, DK563- DK565, DK569, MB566, MB579, MB588, MB668, MB748, PP402, PP408, PP411- PP413, PP426, PP431, PP456, PP457, PP460, PP462, PP467), T Mk. I (3), (Serial Nos. DT975, MB433, MB443), T Mk. II (1), (Serial No. MB694), FR Mk. IV (13), (Serial Nos. TW741, TW753, VG963, VG966, VG971, VG979, VG997, VH123, VH126, VH128, VH129, VH131, VH143), AS Mk. V (11), (Serial Nos. VH125, VH130, VH134- VH142), for a total of 57 aircraft.

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, formation flight, Royal Canadian Navy.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, Royal Canadian Navy.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, formation flight, Royal Canadian Navy.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, ABG, Canadian Warplane Heritage, lost in a fire in 1993, shown here at the Toronto Island Airport ca. 1978.

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, ca 1957, (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN No. 4951377)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN, ca 1957, (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN No. 4821508)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN (Serial No. 53488), ca 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4820890)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN, ca 1957, (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN No. 4820891)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN, ca 1957, (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN No. 48208944)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3M, RCN (Serial No. 53908), 389.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3M, RCN (Serial No. 53908), 389.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3M, RCN (Serial No. 53908), 389.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3M, RCN (Serial No. 53908), 389.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3M, RCN (Serial No. 53908), 389. over the Halifax Citadel.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN (Serial No. 53241), on the flight deck of HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21), circa 1953.  (USN Photo)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN (Serial No. 86233), ABB, flying over HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21), circa 1953.  (USN Photo)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3, RCN (Serial No. 86233), ABB, flying over HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21), circa 1953.  (USN Photo)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3W2, RCN Serial No. 53782).  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger AS Mk. 3W2, RCN Serial No. 53782), being armed with rockets.  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avenger Mk. 3 (1), (Serial No. 53078), Mk. 3W2 (8), (Serial Nos. 53159, 53782, 91124, 91251, 91530, 76, 97, 91700), AS Mk. 3 (98), (Serial Nos. 53094, 53104, 53137, 53139, 53161, 53164, 53166, 53168, 53200, 53225, 53227, 53241, 53278, 53322, 53334, 53337, 53358, 53392, 53437, 53488, 53489, 53496, 53503, 53507, 53549, 53558, 53559, 53610, 53638, 53656, 53670, 53682, 53687, 53694, 53723, 53732, 53759, 53760, 53793, 53818, 53828, 69303, 69327, 69334, 69347, 69354, 69399, 69425, 69438, 69458, 69468, 69495, 69505, 69534, 85460, 85475, 85506, 85536, 85574, 85587, 85597, 85613, 85652, 85665, 85685, 85688, 85711, 85716, 85779, 85823, 85829, 85833, 85861, 85870, 85913, 85916, 85928, 85943, 85950, 85960, 85983, 86001, 86008, 86020, 86028, 86038, 86065, 86098, 86108, 86138, 86168, 86169, 86175, 86180, 86182, 86185, 86233, 91421), AS Mk. 3M (16), (Serial Nos. 53072, 53109, 53119, 53420, 53545, 53554, 53626, 53632, 53696, 53697, 53802, 53804, 53845, 53908, 86281, 91426), AS Mk. 3M (2), (Serial Nos. 86158, 91559), for a total of 125 aircraft.

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9305), visiting NAS San Diego, California, Jan 1967.  None have been preserved in Canada.  (Photo courtesy of Bill Larkins)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9302). taxiing for take-off at Rockcliffe.  (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, and Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, RCAF Rescue aircraft.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, formation takeoff near Picton, Ontario.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9309).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9310).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9301).  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9305), 27 May 1967.  (Ken Fielding Photo)

Grumman Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9301), 27 May 1967.  (Ken Fielding Photo)

Grumman MSA-16 Albatross (10), (Serial Nos. 9301-9310).

De Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS-2F Tracker in flight over HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1, CP-121 Tracker, ca 1960.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821470)

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1, CP-121 Tracker, ca 1960.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821470)

de Havilland (Grumman) CS2F-1 Tracker, RCN, (Serial No. 500), X, ca 1960.   with magnetic anomally gear retracted and extended.  (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN Nos. 4821192, 4821193 and 4821194)

de Havilland (Grumman) CP-121 (CS2F-2) Tracker (Serial No. 121551), Air Force Heritage Park, CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba.  (Alain Rioux Photo)

de Havilland (Grumman) CP-121 (CS2F-2) Tracker (Serial No. 121507), CFB Borden, Ontario.  (Balcer Photo)

de Havilland (Grumman) CP-121 Tracker, (Serial No. 121131), Summerside, PEI.

de Havilland (Grumman) Tracker, RCN (Serial No. 1570) with ordnance. ca 1965.  (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker (43), (Serial Nos. 1501 (also X500), 1502-43), CS2F-2 (57), (Serial Nos. 1544-1600),  S2F-1 (1), (Serial No. 136519), CP-121.

 

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5470), possibly RCAF Station Bagotville, Quebec, ca 1945.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadian-built Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5625), in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV (Serial No. KZ231), JV-N, RAF No. 6 Squadron, Reg. No. CF-TPM, Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec.

Hawker Hurricane Mk XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5555), with skis, Canada Air & Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

Canadian Car & Foundry (Hawker) Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5418), No. 135 Squadron, Reynolds Aviation Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (50), (Serial Nos. 310-329, 1351-1380), Mk. IIC (1), (Serial No. A274 (ex HV961), Mk. XII (401), (Serial Nos. 5376-5775, 9426), Mk. XIIA (50), (V7402, BW835-84), Sea Hurricane (1), (Serial R4177), for a total of 503 aircraft.

Hawker Tempest Mk. V, RAF (Serial No. NV596).  (RAF Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (1), (Serial No. NV999).

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 group on HMCS Magnificent, Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 1948.  royalnavyresearch archive.org.uk

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 formation, early RCN camouflage pattern.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 formation, early RCN camouflage pattern.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 formation, late RCN pattern.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 formation, late RCN pattern.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN TG117, WEE, Watson Lake, YT ca 1950.  (Comox Air Force Museum Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN TG117, WEE, Watson Lake, YT ca 1950.  (Donna Davis Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN WG 574, ca 1956.  (DND Photo via Fred Paradie)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11, RCN.  Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN Nos. 4821007, 4820892 and 4820893)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11, RCN (Serial No. 131), Naval Museum of Alberta, Military Museums Collection, Calgary, Alberta.

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11, RCN (Serial No. 110), Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11, RCN WG 574, ca 1956.  WG 574 went into long term storage at Dartmouth on 27 Nov 1951.  It was remarked as VF 870 Dartmouth "NAVY*140" on 20 May 1953, and then VF 871 on 23 June 1955.  It was struck off strength on 31 Jul 1956 after a bird strike.  (DND Photo via Fred Paradie)

Hawker Sea Fury Mk. 10 (1), (Serial No. TF901), F.B. Mk. 11 (75), (Serial Nos. TF985, 92-99, TG113-29, VR918, 19, VW225, 27, 30, 31, 39, VW552, 63, 71, 84, VX675, 82, 86, 88, 90, 92, 95, WG564-75, WJ300, 01, WM472-78, WZ633-41).

 

Lockheed P-38 Lighting in aerial photo survey service in Canada.  None were flown by the RCAF but many were flown in winter flight tests in Canada  during the war and after the war by aerial servey companies.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3562610)

Lockheed P-38 Lighting in aerial photo survey service in Canada.  None were flown by the RCAF but many were flown in winter flight tests in Canada  during the war and after the war by aerial servey companies.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 42336035)

Lockheed P-38 Lighting in aerial photo survey service in Canada, 20 June 1952.  None were flown by the RCAF but many flew with Spartan and other aerial servey companies after the war.   MIKAN No. 3584683)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Spartan Air Services Ltd, Ottawa, ca 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3562608)

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura Mk. I, RCAF (Serial No. AE658).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed Ventura GR Mk. V, RCAF, 6 Aug 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584086)

Lockheed Ventura G.R. Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. AE8860), 6 Aug 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643732)

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura GR Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. FN974).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura GR Mk. V, RCAF (Serial No. 2247), 1953.  (Photo courtesy of Bill Larkins)

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura Mk. I (21), (Serial Nos. AE658, AE659, AE661, AE663- AE674, AE676- AE678, AE696, AE703, AE728), Mk. II (108), (Serial Nos. AE849, AE851, AE860, AE866- AE869, AE871, AE872, AE874, AE878, AE879, AE882, AE886, AE889, AE893, AE905, AE907, AE911, AE912, AE922, AE923, AE925, AE926, AE928- AE932, AE934, AE936, AE942- AE944, AE946, AE950, AE952- AE954, AJ164, AJ173, AJ186, AJ194, AJ211, AJ230, AJ247, AJ270, AJ302, AJ335, AJ358, AJ373, AJ375, AJ383, AJ388, AJ389, AJ402, AJ404, AJ407, AJ409, AJ429, AJ430, AJ448, FD572, FD574, FD621, FD637, FD643, FD645, FD646, FD649, FD654, FD660, FD662, FD668, FD675, FD685, FD688, FD689, FD692, FD693, FD697, FD699, FD700-FD702, FD705, FD707, FD710- FD714, FD721, FD728- FD733, FD738- FD740, FD742, FD752, FD754, FD755), GR Mk. V (157), (Serial Nos. 2141-2277, FN967, FN971-FN983, FP542-FP547), for a total of 286 aircraft.

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24102).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24102).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24102).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24104).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

 

 

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106) firing rockets.  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24106).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24111).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24113).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24116).  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune flight line.  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24117).  (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24117).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24119), in formation with Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18631).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24120).  (DND Photo via Brian Rempel)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24121).  (Peter Behring Photo)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF (Serial No. 24123).  (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CP-122 Neptune, RCAF, cockpit, 4 Jan 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585050)

 (Author Photos)

Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune, ex-USN (BuNo. 147969), c/n 7219, Model EP2H, first flown by the USN in 1960, later Reg. No. N702AU.  It has been on loan to the RCAF since it was flown to CFB Greenwood on 27 Aug 1980.  This aircraft was initially painted dark blue to represent an RCAF CP-122 Neptune and marked as RCAF (Serial No. 24117).  It was repainted in 2008 as RCAF (Serial No. 24101).  

Lockheed CP-122/P2V-7/CL-826-45-14 Neptune (25), (Serial Nos. 24101-24125).

Lockheed C-130B Hercules, RCAF (Serial No. 10303), dropping Canadian paratroops, ca 1966.  (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130 Hercules unloading a 444 Sqn Canadair CL-13 Sabre (Serial No. 23470), at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario in the 1950s.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules (Serial No. 130101), 435 Sqn, Namao, Alberta.   (DND Photos via James Craik)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules, RCAF (Serial No. 130315).  (Alain Rioux Photo)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules, (130307), with Canadian Airborne Regiment soldiers boarding.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

 

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules, view of Canadian Army Military Freefall Parachutists (MFP) exiting with full equipment, ca 1979.

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules, view of Canadian Army Military Freefall Parachutists (MFP) exiting, ca 1977.

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules (Serial No. 130308).  (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation)

Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Trenton, (Serial No. 130615), 436 Sqn.  (Photo courtesy of airforcefe)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules (Serial No. 130339).  (BriYYZ Photo)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules (23), (Serial Nos. 130305-130328), CC-130H (14), (Serial Nos. 130329-130342), CC-130H-30 (2), (Serial Nos. 130343-130344), CC-130NY, CC-130J (17).

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140109), dropping a SKAD (Survival Kit Air Droppable). Note bomb bay doors are open and the external sono launch tubes have a red line around their outer perimeter, aft of the wing.  (CAF photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora in RCAF service operating out of CFB Comox, British Columbia.  (Photo courtesy of airforcefe)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140107) CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  (Photo courtesy of Pedro Aragão)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140104).  (RCAF Photo via Steven Tutty)

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  (Photo courtesy of Sebastien Kasten)

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Comox, British Columbia.  (Photo courtesy of Ken Mist)

Lockheed Model 285D, CP-140 Aurora (18), (Serial Nos. 140101-140118), CP-140A Arcturus (3), (Serial Nos. 140119-140121) for a total of 21 aircraft.

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 371), AP-N.  (RCAF Photo)

Noorduyn Norseman, RCAF, AP-P, No. 413 Sqn, Clearwater Lake, 28 Aug 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586673)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, 408 Sqn, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 Jun 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584523)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 790), 17 Mar 1954. medevac.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4448522)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 787), QT.  (RCAF Photo)

Noorduyn Norseman, top view, 26 May 1953.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584790)

Noorduyn Norseman, 18 Aug 1948, AP-O.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584161)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, (Serial No. 2496),  1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584156)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, (Serial No. 2486).  (RCAF Photo)

Noorduyn Norseman being towed by a tractor.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586697)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 368), AK-O.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584792)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, RCAF, AK-F, Golden Lake, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4449260)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 2476), 10 Aug 1952.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4448523)

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 787), C/N 136, QT.  Built in 1943, this Norseman VI was flown by No. 3 Wireless School in Montreal during the Second World War, and was used to train wireless operators.  Between 1945 and 1950, it served as a communications, search-and-rescue, and transportation aircraft across Canada.  In 1950, it served with No. 121 Communications and Rescue Flight, still bearing the RCAF markings from its last year of active service.  The aircraft was transferred to the Museum in February 1964.  (CA&SM)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. III (2), (Serial Nos. 694, 697), Mk. IV (47), (Serial Nos. 491, 494, 496-499, 678, 681, 691-693, 695, 696, 698, 2455, 2456, 2458, 2462, 2465, 2466, 2469, 2470, 2474, 2476-2481, 2483, 2486, 2493, 2494, 3522, 3523, 3525, 3527-3529, 3531-3537, 3539), Mk. IVW (27), (Serial Nos. 492, 493, 495, 679, 680, 2457, 2459, 2461, 2463, 2464, 2467, 2468, 2471-2473, 2475, 2482, 2484, 2485, 2487, 2489-2492, 3526, 3533, 3538), Mk. IVWA (3), (Serial Nos. 2460, 2488, 3524), Mk. VI (21), (Serial Nos. 361-372, 787-792, 2495, 2496, A591), for a total of 100 aircraft.

Canadian Car and Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 20200), 11 June 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585167)

Canadian Car and Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, 20271, RU271, 30 Aug 1954.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585015)

Canadian Car and Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, 20271, RU271, MIKAN No. 3585014

North American Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 20414) in flight.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

 

Canadian Car and Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 20303).  (RCAF Photo)

Canadian Car and Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, armed with rockets.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584252)

North American AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB, (Serial No. FE918), preserved in the Shearwater Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 20272), 30 Aug 1954.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390853)

North American NA-49 Harvard Mk. I (1), (Serial No. 3560 (ex 7020, ex N7020), NA-61 Harvard Mk. I (33), (1321-1350, A83, A100, A102), NA-66 Harvard Mk. II (508), (Serial Nos. 2501-2520, 2531-2533, 2547, 2548, 2550-2721, 2723-3013), NA-75 Harvard Mk. II (100), (Serial Nos. 3134-3233), NA-76 Harvard Mk. II (259), (Serial Nos. AJ538-AJ597, AJ643-AJ662, AJ683-AJ702, AJ723- AJ737, AJ753- AJ767, AJ788-802, AJ823- AJ836, AJ847- AJ854, AJ893-AJ910, AJ912-AJ984, AJ986), NA-81 Harvard Mk. II (126), (Serial Nos. 3014-3033, 3761-3841, BW184-BW207, A429), AT-6A Harvard Mk. IIB (210), (Serial Nos. 3034-3133, 3234-3343), AT-16 Harvard Mk. IIB (649), (Serial Nos. 20200-20209 (ex USAF), FE268-FE353, FE383-FE412, FE433-FE467, FE498-FE527, FE553-FE592, FE618-FE662, FE688-FE695, FE721-FE765, FE790-FE877, FE902-FE951, FE976-FE999, FH100-FH106, FH117-FH166, FS661-FS681, FS857-FS878, FS957-FS978, FT265-FT301), Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4 (270), (Serial Nos. 20210-20479), AT-6D Texan (100), (Serial Nos. 41-34177, 41-34244, 41-34304, 41-34335, 41-34488, 41-34491, 41-34546, 41-34548, 41-34549, 42-44432, 42-44454, 42-44469, 42-44571, 42-44613, 42-44644, 42-44732, 42-84324, 42-84331, 42-84388, 42-84481, 42-84488, 42-84650, 42-84660, 42-84680, 42-84757, 42-84832, 42-84838, 42-84841, 42-84844, 42-84847, 42-84933, 42-84962, 42-84965, 42-84971, 42-85041, 42-85043, 42-85052, 42-85056, 42-85060, 42-85071, 42-85165, 42-85174, 42-85256, 42-85357, 42-85359, 42-85360, 42-85404, 42-85465, 42-85477, 42-85550, 42-85585, 42-85599, 42-85691, 42-85739, 42-85740, 42-85741, 42-85800, 42-85802, 42-85804, 42-85813, 42-85823, 42-85913, 42-85923, 42-85938, 42-86027, 42-86053, 42-86161, 42-86211, 42-86328, 42-86374, 42-86465, 42-86544, 42-86545, 44-80858, 44-80866, 44-80932, 44-80949, 44-81042, 44-81071, 44-81078, 44-81152, 44-81197, 44-81201, 44-81433, 44-81440, 44-81464, 44-81470, 44-81482, 44-81488, 44-81493, 44-81494, 44-81506, 44-81514, 44-81525, 44-81528, 44-81566, 44-81569, 44-81577, 44-81601, 44-81634), for a total of 2,256 Harvard aircraft.

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 892), No. 14 (Photo Survey) Sqn, 4 July 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574062)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 892), ca 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583345)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 894), Op Eclipse, 20 Aug 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583882)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 896), No. 1 Survey Detachment, 18 Sep 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583500)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 891), No. 14 (Photo Survey) Sqn, 14 July 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3583395)

North American B-25 Mitchell, RCAF, JA, ca 1950s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584071)

North American B-25 Mitchell, RCAF, 28 Jul 1952. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207283)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. HD331), 23 July 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584370)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. HD331), 23 July 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584647)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. HD331), 23 July 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584370)

North American B-25J Mitchell, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  (Balcer Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RCAF, (Serial No. 891), HO.  (RCAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. III, RCAF, (Serial No. 5239).  (RCAF Photo)

North American NA-62B, B-25B Mitchell Mk. I (7), (Serial Nos. FK164, FK166, FK171, FK176- FK178, FK180), NA –87, TB-25L, B-25C/D Mitchell Mk. II (74), (Serial Nos. 891-894, FW220, FW237, FW246, FW251, FW259, FW260, FW272- FW274, FW278- FW280, HD310-15, HD310-17- HD310-20, HD310-22- HD310-26, HD310-31- HD310-35, HD310-37- HD310-45, KL133-61), NA-108, B-25J Mitchell Mk. III (77), (Serial Nos. 5200, 5220, 5227-5237, 5239, 5242-5283, KJ641, KJ764), B-25J Mitchell Mk. IIIA1 (6), (Serial Nos. 44-30314, 90, 44-30439, 44-30442, 44-30444, 44-30449), for a total of 164 aircraft)

(RCAF Photos)

North American P-51D Mustang, RCAF, running up, ca 1953.

 (RCAF Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang, RCAF (Serial No. 9276), PV, early 1950s.

 (RCAF Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang, RCAF, on the ramp.

 (RCAF Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9281), 403 Sqn, on the ramp.

 (RCAF Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF, with bent prop, ca 1954.

 (RCAF Photos)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9276), PV, crash landing with bent prop, ca 1954.

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF, Uplands, 18 June 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207279)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF, BA-U, top view. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207282)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9567), Uplands, 1 Dec 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207280)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9567), Uplands, 1 Dec 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207278)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF, 9243, Uplands, 6 Sep 1951. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584571)

North American P-51D Mustang RCAF (Serial No. 9249), 20 June 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207281)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9232), RCAF Station Trenton, 1950s. (DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, 417 Sqn, Trenton, Ontario.  Newly arrived and preparing for a flypast a the Canadian National Exhibition.  Note Roundels without the Maple Leaf.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9232), Trenton, Ontario.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9234), GM-X, firing rockets, No. 1 Armament School, ca 1950s.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9279), 403 Sqn.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9281), 403 (City of Calgary) Sqn.  DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9287), OU-287.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9555), FC-M.  (DND Photo via James Craik)

  

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9569), CB-569.  (RCAF Photos via James Craik) 

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9566), FB-N.  (DND Photos via James Craik)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9522), FB-N, and (Serial No. 9566), P, with different Roundels.  (DND Photo via James Craik))

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9593), PF, 443 Sqn.  (Nathan Howland Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang painted as a Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 9298), ex-USAAF (Serial No. 44-73347), Y2-E, C/N 122-39806.

North American P-51D Mustang, RCAF (Serial No. 9298), ex-USAAF (Serial No. 44-73347), Y2-E, C/N 122-39806.  This Mustang was manufactured in 1945 by North American Aviation Inc. in Inglewood, California, and served first with the U.S. Army Air Forces during the Second World War.  Details of its American history are unknown.  In March 1951, Mustang (Serial No. 9298) was acquired by the RCAF and served with No. 442 "City of Vancouver" (Auxiliary) Squadron, which operated out of the Sea Island Airport, near Vancouver, British Columbia.  In the early 1960s, the RCAF started transferring its historical aircraft to the Canadian War Museum, commencing with the Mustang in December 1961.  Transfer to the Canadian War Museum was stopped when it was determined that it did not have adequate facilities.  The Mustang was then transferred to Rockcliffe Airport in 1964.  It is painted as a Mustang Mk. IV, No. 442 "City of Vancouver" Squadron as it would have appeared in 1945.  (CA&SM)

North American P-51D Mustangs flown by the RCAF post war (130), (Serial Nos. 9221-9300, 9551-9600).

Canada had five squadrons equipped with Mustangs during the Second World War.  RCAF No. 400, No. 414 and No. 430 squadrons flew Mustang Mk. Is (1942–1944) and No. 441 and No. 442 Squadrons flew Mustang Mk. IIIs and Mk. IVAs in 1945.  Postwar, a total of 150 Mustang P-51Ds were purchased and served in two regular squadrons (No. 416 "Lynx", and No. 417 "City of Windsor") and six auxiliary fighter squadrons (No. 402 "City of Winnipeg", No. 403 "City of Calgary", No. 420 "City of London", No. 424 "City of Hamilton", No. 442 "City of Vancouver" and No. 443 "City of New Westminster").  The Mustangs were declared obsolete in 1956, but a number of special-duty versions served on into the early 1960s.

Percival P.40 Prentice Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. VR227).  (RAF Photo)

Percival P.40 Prentice Mk. I RAF (Serial No. VS650).  (Photo courtesy of RuthAS)

Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II trainers in service with the RCAF.  (RCAF Photo)

Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II trainers in service with the RCAF.  (Photo courtesy of Tyler Brenot)

Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II, (Serial No. 156105) trainer in service with the RCAF.  (Photo courtesy of Christian Coulombe)

Raytheon CT-156 Pilatus PC-9 Harvard II (26), (Serial Nos. 156101-156126).

Raytheon B200 King Air, C-GDVF contracted to CAF 8 Wing, Trenton.  (Alain Rioux Photo)

 

Slingsby T67C Firefly.  (Photo courtesy of FlugKerl2)

Supermarine Spitfire F.R. XIVB, NV348, S, "Violet Dorothy III", 414 (Sarnia Imperials) Sqn, RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3645494)

Supermarine Spitfire F.R. XIVB, NV348, S, "Violet Dorothy III", 414 (Sarnia Imperials) Sqn, RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3645495)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV, No. 414 Sqn, RCAF ca. 1945.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV, CF-GMZ.  This aircraft placed 4th in the 1949 Tinnerman Air Races in the USA with a top speed of 359.565mph.  ( J.H.G. MacArthur Photo, courtesy of the San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Supermarine Spitfire 361 Mk. XVI (Photo courtesy of Alan Wilson)

Supermarine Spitfire 300 Mk. I, IA, 329 Mk. IIA (1), (Serial No. L1090), 329 Mk. IIB (3), (Serial Nos. P8332, ER824 & one unknown), 349 Mk. V (3), (Serial Nos. R7143, X4492, X4555), 349 Mk. VB, 359 Mk. VIII (1), (Serial No. JG480), 361 F. Mk. IXC, Mk. IXE, Mk. XVI (1), (Serial No. TE214), 365 PR. Mk. XI, 379 Mk. XIV (1), (Serial No. TZ138), 380 F. Mk. XVIE, Mk. XIX (1), (Serial No. PM627), for a total of 11 aircraft on RCAF strength in Canada.

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR460).  (RCN Photo via Fred Paradie)

Supermarine Seafire, RCN (Serial No. PR498).  (A Gibbons Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR500). (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR494), with silver spinner.  This aircraft was used for cold-weather testing, Armstrong, Ontario, 21 May  1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584065)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR494), with silver spinner.  This aircraft was used for cold-weather testing, Armstrong, Ontario, 21 May  1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584064)

Supermarine Type 377 Seafire Mk. XV, RCN.  (RCN Photo)

Supermarine 377 Seafire Mk. XV (Serial No. PR451), TG-B,at HMCS Tecumseh, ca. 1977, before being restored and moved indoors.

Supermarine 377 Seafire Mk. XV (Serial No. PR451), TG-B.  Calgary, Alberta. 

Supermarine Type 377 Seafire Mk. XV (35), (Serial Nos. PR375, PR410, PR425, PR428, PR434, PR451, PR458, PR460, PR461, PR470, PR479, PR494, PR496, PR498, PR499, PR500-06, SR459, SR464, SR530, SR545, SW793, SW802, SW809, SW815, SW860, SW869, SW870, SW909).