Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era

Canadian Warbirds of the Post-Second World War Piston Era

Data current to 14 April 2019.

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 in service with the RCAF and Canadian Army post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

Avro Ansons in service with the RCAF post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Lancasters in service with the RCAF post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 CT-128 Expeditors flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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, on strength at CFB Portage la Prairie (1971-1992).  (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 170 Freighters in RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 and Canadair C-5 North Star transports flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 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 aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 transports are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 in Canadian Army service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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.

Cessna L-182 Skylanes in Canadian Army service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Cessna 182 Skylane, 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 Cansos in post-war RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Model 32 RY-3 Privateer C. Mk. IX (1), (Serial No. JT973).  This aircraft flown by the RCAF is listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Otters flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

de Havilland CC-108 Caribous flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 CC-115 Buffalos flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otters flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7s flown by the CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

de Havilland CC-142 and CT-142 Dash-8s flown by the CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

Douglas Dakota aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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.

NRC tailless glider, Arnprior, Ontario, 11 June 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584258)

NRC tailless glider flown by the RCAF is listed on a separate page on this web site.

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

Fairey Firefly fighters are are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Avengers are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 seaplanes flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Hurricanes flown by the RCAF during and after the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Furies of the RCN are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 Neptunes are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules transports flown buy the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 aircraft are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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.

North American Harvards in RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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 bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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)

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4 in RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

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)

 (Corporal Rod Doucet, RCAF Photo, TN05-2016-0802-00)

Raytheon King Air 350, C-GPDC, which operates out of 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. It is the first RCAF aircraft to receive the new paint scheme.

 

Slingsby T67C Firefly.  (Photo courtesy of FlugKerl2)

Supermarine Spitfires flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IIA (1), (Serial No. L1090), Mk. IIB (3), (Serial Nos. P8332, ER824 & one unknown), Mk. V (3), (Serial Nos. R7143, X4492, X4555), Mk. VIII (1), (Serial No. JG480), Mk. XVI (1), (Serial No. TE214), Mk. XIV (1), (Serial No. TZ138), Mk. XIX (1), (Serial No. PM627), for a total of 11 aircraft on RCAF strength in Canada.

RCN Supermarine Seafires flown by the RCN are listed on a separate page on this web site.

The Supermarine Seafire was a naval version of the Spitfire adapted for operation from aircraft carriers.  The RCN acquired 35 Seafire post-War.  Canada's Seafire Mk. XVs were flown from HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Warrior before being replaced by Hawker Sea Furies in 1948.

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).