Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warbirds 6: Jets and Helicopters (Book)

 

This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to the major types of military jet aircraft and helicopters flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Canadian Forces in the post-war jet-age. 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 included, along with a brief description of the Canadian squadron which flew the aircraft.This is the sixth volume in this series. It describes the jet fighters, bombers, trainers and transports as well as the helicopters flown by Canadians in the post-Second World War jet-age. 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 should serve as a quick reminder 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".

Jets flown by Canadian Forces and RCAF aircrew. 

Data Current to 28 Nov 2016

 

Airbus CC-150 Polaris in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Trenton.  (Photo courtesy of John Davies)

Airbus CC-150 Polaris in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Trenton.  (RCAF Photo)

Airbus CC-150 Polaris (5), (Serial Nos. 15001-15005).  

Avro Jetliner, ca 1950.  Not in service with the RCAF.  (Avro Canada Photos)

Avro Jetliner in flight, 24 Oct 1950.  Not in service with the RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584462)

 

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 2T (Serial No. 18105) in flight.  (CF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4A (Serial No. 18300) in flight.  (CF Photo)

 

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18336) in flight.  (CF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Mk. 5 Canuck (Serial No. 18631) in flight.  (CF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18493) overshoot of the runway, 31 Dec 1973.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4118640)

Avro CF-100 Canucks on the flight line for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Ottawa airport, 12 Oct 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4314017)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 1, (2 built), (Serial Nos. 18101-18102), Mk. 2, (10 built), (Serial Nos. 18103-18112), Mk. 3, (70 built), Serial Nos. 18113-18182), Mk. 4A, (137 built), (Serial Nos. 18183-18319), Mk. 4B, (144 built), (Serial Nos. 18320-18463), Mk. 5 (329 built),  (Serial Nos. 18464-18792), for a total number of 692 built.

 

Avro CF-105 Arrow on rollout, Downsview, Ontario.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 359416)

Avro CF-105 Arrow (Serial No. 25201).  (RCAF Photos)

Avro Arrow (Serial No. 25203), in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk. I (5), (Serial Nos. 25201-25205).

  

Boeing CL-52 Stratojet (B-47B) on loan to the RCAF to test the Orenda jet engine.  None are preserved in Canada.  (RCAF Photos)

Boeing B-47B/Canadair CL-52 Stratojet (1), (Serial 51-2059, later X059).

Boeing CC-137 Husky (Boeing 707-320C), transport, VIP and refueling aircraft.  On retirement from service, most went to the USA, none are preserved in CF markings.  (RCAF Photo)

Boeing 707-347C, B-707, CC-137 (5), (Serial Nos. 13701-13705).

 

Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Trenton.  (Photo courtesy of Robert Taylor)

Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Trenton, Ontario.  (RCAF Photos)

Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (4), (Serial Nos. 177701-177704).

Bombardier Challenger CL601 (Serial No. 1447616), in service with the RCAF as a VIP transport.  (Wikipedia Photo)

Bombardier Challenger CC-144 in service with the RCAF as a VIP transport.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair Model CL-60, CC-144A Challenger (4), CL-601-1A, CC-144B Challenger (14), (Serial Nos. 144601-144618) for a total of 18 aircraft.

  

British Aerospace CT-155 Hawk.  (RCAF Photo)

British Aerospace CT-155 Hawk.  (RCAF Photo)

British Aerospace (HS) CT-155 Hawk (22), (Serial Nos.  155201-155222).

 

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo)

T-33 Silver Star cockpit, 13 May 1954.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584937)

 

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CT-33A Silver Star Mk. 1 (20), (Serial Nos. 14675-14694), Mk. 2 (1), (Serial No. 14695), Canadair CT-133 Silver Star Mk. 3 (656), (Serial Nos. 21001-21656), Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (10), (Serial Nos. 51-6713 – 51-6717, 51-6743 – 51-6747), for a total of 687 aircraft.

   

Canadair CL-13 Sabre in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre formation breaking right.  (RCAF Photo)

 

Canadair CL-13 Sabre formation.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Golden Hawk formation diving away.  (CF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre, 19101, 20 Mar 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388181)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2, (Serial No. 19187), 20 June 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584682)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5s, (Serial No. 23360), three-ship formation.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1 (1), (Serial No.19101), Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2 (350), (Serial Nos. 19102-19199, 19201-19452), Mk. 3 (1), (Serial No. 19200), Mk. 4 (71), (Serial Nos. 19453-63, 91, 19575, 79, 82, 84, 85, 90, 97-99, 10601, 06, 15-17, 19, 24, 27-29, 31, 32, 35-37, 39, 42, 43, 47, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 59-61, 63-65, 67-71, 73-75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84-86, 89, 91, 95, 19702), Mk. 5 (370), (Serial Nos. 23001-23370), CL-13B Mk. 6 (390), (Serial Nos. 23371-23760), plus one North American F-86A (Serial No. 49-1069), for a total of 1,184 of all Canadian Marks of the Sabre.

  

Canadair CL-41A Tutor (Serial No. 114030) in flight.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Canadair CT-114 Tutors, Golden Centenaire formation flight.  (CF Photo)

Canadair CT-114 Tutor.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-41A, CT-114 Tutor (190), (Serial Nos. 26001-26190).

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, RCAF (Serial No. 12700), Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.  (aeroprints Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104770).  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighters (Serial Nos. 12887 and 12845).  (SDA&SM Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104817).  (SDA&SM Archives Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104865), 14 Aug 1971.  (Richard Vandervord)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104862) with Recce Pod.  (RCAF Photo)

Recce Pod being shown to Canada's Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson by Wing Commander Bob Edwards and RCAF Officers during a visit to 1 (F) Wing, Marville, France, 18 Jan 1964.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4816374)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter, RCAF (Serial No. 12898), later (Serial No. 104898), with drag-chute deployed.  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104838), 1 CAG, No. 439 Sqn, CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany, 31 Dec 1976.  (John Davies Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104756), Tiger Meet markings, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario.  (Peter Bakema Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104720), No. 421 Squadron based at Baden Sollingen, Germany.  (Photo courtesy of Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104733), No. 439 Squadron based at Baden Sollingen, Germany.  (Photo courtesy of Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104756), 1 Canadian Air Group based at Baden Sollingen, Germany.  (Photo courtesy of Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation)

Canadair CF-104D Starfighter (Serial No. 12645), later changed to (Serial No. 104645).  (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CF-104D Starfighter (Serial No. 104653), based at Baden Sollingen, Germany.  (Photo courtesy of Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation)

Canadair 683A CF-104 Starfighter (200), (Serial Nos. 12701-12900), CF-104D Mk. 1 (22), (Serial Nos. 12631-12652), Mk. 2 (16), (Serial Nos. 12653-12668), for a total of 38 two-seat variants, Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (1), (Serial No. 12700), for a total of 239 of all Marks.

  

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter in flight.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

   (Author Photo)

Canadair CF-116D Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116809), grey cam.  Ordnance Museum, Montreal, Quebec.

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (89), CF-116D (46) for a total of 136 aircraft.

 

Dassault CC-117 Falcon 20C.  (CF Photo)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire (Serial No. 17021), GO, in flight.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH,100 Vampire, 11 Dec 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584168)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire, 14 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584696)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire, 14 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584697)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire (Serial No. 17042), FB-U, 14 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584697)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire (Serial No. 17042) runway overshoot, 25 Sep 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584724)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire (Serial No. 17042) runway overshoot, 25 Sep 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584725)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire ca. 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584138)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire (Serial No. 17021), RCAF Station Chatham.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.100 Vampire Mk. III formation flight.  (RCAF Photo)

De Havilland DH 100 Vampire Mk. I (1), (Serial No. TG372), Mk. III (85), (Serial Nos. 17001-17042, 17044-17086), for a total of 86 aircraft.

de Havilland DH.106 Comet, RCAF (Serial No. 5301).  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.106 Comet, RCAF (Serial No. 5301).  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.106 Comet, RCAF (Serial No. 5302), Uplands, Oct 1959.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.106 Comet, RCAF (Serial No. 5302), Trenton, Ontario, 22 June 1953.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584809)

de Havilland DH.106 Comet Mk. IA (2), (Serial No. 06017), 5301, and (Serial No. 06018), 5302).

Gloster Meteor Mk. III, RAF (Serial No, EE521).  (RAF Photo)

Gloster G.41D Meteor F Mk. III, RAF (Serial No. EE311), 6 Oct 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3198889)

Gloster G.41D Meteor F Mk. III, RAF (Serial No. EE311), being flight tested in Canada, Oct 1945.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Gloster Meteor, 1ooking weathered inside a hangar, 1946.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584046)

Gloster Type G.41D Meteor Mk. III (2), (Serial No. EE311, EE361), Mk. IV (2), (Serial Nos. RA421, and VT196), T Mk. VII.

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN (Serial No. 126392), landing on HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee formation.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshees over HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, No. 100, banking.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 112 over Halifax, Nova Scotia.  (RCN Photo)

 

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 390 landing on HMCS Bonaventure.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 700, on the flight deck of HMCS Bonaventure, 1957.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 104, ready for launch, HMCS Bonaventure, ca 1957. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821342)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, Shearwater, ca 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821310)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, Shearwater, ca 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821304)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 100, over Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821223)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee over Halifax, 1957.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821467)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee formation, RCN.  (RCN Photo)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 103, ready for launch, HMCS Bonaventure, ca 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821344)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 104, wings folded, the the flight deck of HMCS Bonaventure, 1957.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821339)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No, 224, RCN Museum, Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta.

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 464, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, RCN No. 100, (Serial No. 126402), Shearwater Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia.

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee (39), (Serial Nos. 126294, 126295, 126306, 126310, 126313, 126327, 126330, 126331, 126333-126335, 126337, 126339, 126343, 126346, 126347, 126361, 126381, 126382, 126390, 126392, 126400, 126402, 126403, 126414, 126415, 126422, 126428, 126429, 126434, 126443, 126444, 126446, 126449, 126454, 126464, 126469, 126488, 127510).

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoos RCAF (Serial Nos. 101447 and 101402).  (RCAF Photos)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo pair in flight over the Rockies.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4014847)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo with Genie missile being loaded.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4104845)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo with missile, CFB Bagotville.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4014846)

McDonnell EF-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 101067).  (Bzuk Photo)

McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo (Serial No. 101060), No. 409 Sqn, CFB Comox, BC, 1982.  (Ahunt Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101050) in flight.  (Ron C. Miller Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial Nos. 101026 & 101059) 409 Nighthawk Squadron & 3 X USN Douglas TA-4J Skyhawks, Fleet Composite Squadron VC-13 Saints.  (USN Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101053), Miramichi, New Brunswick.

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101037), Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (56), (Serial Nos. 17391-17392, 17394-17399, 17401-17406, 17408-17411, 17433-17436, 17438-17442, 17444-17448, 17450-17453, 17455-17457, 17459, 17461, 17463-17464, 17467-17471, 17475-17477, 17479-1748383), CF-101F Voodoo  (10), (Serial Nos. 17393, 17400, 17407, 17437, 17443, 17449, 17460, 17466, 17472, 17478), for a total of 66 aircraft.

 

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet in service with the RCAF.  (RCAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornets in service with the RCAF.  (Photo courtesy of TSgt Jason Robertson, USAF)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet, No. 409 Squadron, CFB Baden-Soellingen with a war load over Southern Germany, 18 Aug 1987.  It was flown by Capt Doug Stroud. (RCAF photo by Vic Johnson)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet intercepting a Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 Bear long-range bomber.  (USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet formation.  (USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornets, Aviano, Italy.  (SSgt Jennifer C. Wallis, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet launching laser-guided bomb.  (LCol. Tim Pfeifer, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet (Serial No. 188934) in service with the RCAF.  (Photo courtesy of SSgt. Greg L. Davis, USAF)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet (CF-18B), (Serial No. 188901), preserved in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.  (Alain Rioux Photo)

McDonnell CF-188 Hornet over Iraq, 4 Mar 2015.  (Staff Sgt Perry Ashton, USAF Photos)

McDonnell Douglas/Northrop Model 267A, CF-188, CF-18A Hornet (98) single-seat (Serial Nos. 188701-188798), Model 267 B, CF-188B , CF-18B Hornet (40) two-seat (Serial Nos. 188901-188940), for a total of 138 aircraft.

Helicopters that have been in service with the Canadian Forces and RCAF

Bell 47D  Sioux helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 9608), VC-BVV, 444 Sqn, Rockcliffe, Ontario, 27 Mar 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520192)

Bell H-13 Sioux helicopter, RCAF, 11 Jun 1955.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 355173)

Bell  H-13 Sioux helicopter, RCAF, 1954.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584983)

Bell H-13B Sioux Helicopter, Canadian Army, CJATC Base Rivers, Manitoba.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234651)

Bell H-13B Sioux Helicopter, Canadian Army, CJATC Base Rivers, Manitoba.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234650)

Bell H-13B Sioux Helicopter with Ferret Scout Car, Wainwright, Alberta.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo. MIKAN No. 4235747)

 (Author Photo)

Bell Model 47G/HTL-6 Sioux Helicopter, RCN (Serial No. 1387), (142386).  Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

Bell 47D, RCAF H-13B Sioux Helicopter (3), (Serial Nos. 9608 & 9609) later RCN (Serial No. 050), (Serial No. 9616), later RCN (Serial No. 1329), Model 47D-1, RCN HTL-4 Sioux (3), (Serial Nos. 300-302).  Model 47G, RCN HTL-6 Sioux Helicopter (3), (Serial Nos. 1387, 1388, 1452), for a total of 9 helicopters.

 

Bell CH-118 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 118103).  (Canadian Forces Photo)

Bell CH-118 Iroquois Helicopter. (Serial No. 118106).  (Alain Rioux Photo)

Bell CH-118 Iroquois (Serial No. 118101), CFB Trenton, Ontario.

Bell CH-118 Iroquois (Serial No. 118108).  (Alain Rioux Photo)

Bell CH-118 Iroquois Helicopter (10), (Serial Nos. 118101-118110).

 

Bell CH-135 Twin Huey Helicopter in flight.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

Bell CH-135 Twin Huey (Serial No. 135102), CFB Trenton, Ontario.  (Author Photo)

Bell CH-135 Twin Huey Helicopter (Serial No. 135114), Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.  (Author Photo)

Bell Model 212, CUH-IN, CH-135 Twin Huey Helicopter (50), (Serial Nos. 135101-135150).

Bell CH-136 Kiowa helicopter, No. 444 Sqn, 4 CMBG, Germany, Sep 1977.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4728075)

Bell CH-136 Kiowas, No. 444 Sqn, Ex Certain Rampart 80, Germany, Sep 1980.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4822595)

Bell CH-136 Kiowa, 75th Anniversary commemorative paint scheme, 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron, 1 Wing, 1 Canadian Air Division. 5 Canadian Division Support Group Base Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Bell CH-136 Kiowa Helicopter (74), (Serial Nos. 136201-136274).

 

Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger (Serial No. 139307).  (Photo courtesy of Gerard Helmer)

Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger II Helicopter (14), (Serial Nos. 139301-139314).

 

Bell CH-146 Griffon Helicopter, Search & Rescue version in service with the RCAF at CFB Trenton.  (Photo courtesy of TMWolf)

Bell CH-146 Griffon Helicopter, in service with 403 Squadron.  (USAF Photo, MSgt Robert A. Whitehead)

Bell CH-146 Griffon helicopter currently in service with 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron, 1 Wing, 1 Canadian Air Division. 5 Canadian Division Support Group Base Gagetown, New Brunswick.  (Author Photo)

Bell Model 412, CH-146 Griffin Helicopter (99), (Serial Nos. 146400-146499)

Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur Helicopter, Canadian Army, lifting a 3/4-ton truck, ca 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235928)

Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur Helicopter, Canadian Army, ca 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235925)

Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur Helicopter, Canadian Army, lifting 105-mm C1A1 Field Gun, ca 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235937)

Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur Helicopter, Canadian Army, lifting a jeep, ca 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235930)

Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur Helicopter in Canadian Army markings.  None are preserved in this colour scheme.  (CF Photo).

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Voyageur helicopters on the water, ca 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235927)

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Labrador helicopter effecting a rescue from a shipwreck, 1963.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4374222)

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Labrador helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 10402).  (Ken Fielding Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Labrador Helicopter (Serial No. 11301).  Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

 (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Labrador Helicopter.  Natonal Museum of the RCAF, CFB Trenton, Ontario.

Boeing Vertol CH-113 Voyageur Helicopter (6), (Serial Nos. 10401-10406), CH-113A Labrador Helicopter (12), (Serial Nos. 10407-10418), for a total of 18 CH-113 variants.

 (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-147 Chinook, CFB Edmonton, ca 1978.

 (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-147 Chinook helicopter, CFB Edmonton, ca 1978, (the best jump ship of them all in the author's opinion).  Note the shark mouth taped on the nose by 450 Sqn crew based in Edmonton.  These helicopters were sold to the Dutch, who took our guys up with them in Afghanistan a few years before we bought another batch.

 (Author Photos)

Canadian Forces Parachute Team, CH-147 Chinook jump.  The author looked up to catch John Glover on the left, Rick Guthrie in the middle, Pat Turpin on the right and Al McGee in the rear on a formation exit from the CH-147 Chinook.  There were no slow pokes on this exit, nice clean and tight formation!

Canadian Forces Parachute Team, CH-147 Chinook jump, 1978.  (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-147 Chinook Helicopter (8), (Serial Nos. 147001-147009).

Boeing CC-147 Chinooks, Kandahar, Afghanistan.  (Canadian Forces Photos)

 

Boeing Vertol CH-147F Chinook Helicopter.  (RCAF Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-147F Chinook Helicopter.  (RCAF Photo)

Boeing CH-147F Chinook, RCAF, 2016.  (Capt Adan Cazarez Photo, 82nd CAB PAO)

Boeing Vertol CH-147 Chinook Helicopter (8), (Serial Nos. 147001-147009), CH-147D (6), (147201-147206) & CH-147F.

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.  (SDA&SM Archives Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.  (SDA&SM Archives Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.  (Photo courtesy of the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.  (CF Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.  Winnipeg, Manitoba  (Photo courtesy of Bzuk)

 (Author Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert (Serial No. CX8402).  Canada Air and Space Museum.

Canadair CX-131/CX-84/CL-84-1 Dynavert (4).

Hiller CH-112 Nomad Helicopters & Ferret Scout Car, Germany 1960s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235843)

Hiller CH-112 Nomad Helicopter & Ferret Scout Car, Germany 1960s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235862)

Hiller helicopters, CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba, ca 1960s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235124)

  

Hiller CH-112 Nomad Helicopter, Canadian Army, CJATC, Rivers, Manitoba.  (Library & Archives Canada, MIKAN No. 4235128)

Hiller UH-12E, CH-112 Nomad Helicopter (27).

Piasecki HUP-3 helicopter, RCN, ca 1950s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821166)

Piasecki HUP-3 helicopter, RCN, ca 1950s.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821167)

  (Author Photo)

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16623).  Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter, painted as RCN (Serial No. 51-16621), 245, Shearwater Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia.  (Author Photo)

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16623) in RCN service.  (RCAF Photo)

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter (Serial No. 247), in RCN service.  (RCN Photo)

Piasecki Model PD-18, RCN HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter (3), (US Serial Nos. 51-16621 to 51-16623).

 

Piasecki CH-125 Workhorse, RCAF (Serial No, 9641).  (RCAF Photo)

Piasecki CH-127 Workhorse, RCAF (Serial No. 9639).  (RCAF Photo)

Piasecki CH-127 Workhorse (Serial No. 9615), RCAF, jeep lift.  (RCAF Photo)

Piasecki CH-125 Workhorse (Serial No, 9636), 108 Comm Flt RCAF Station Bagotville, Quebec.  (RCAF Photo)

Piasecki H-21A, H-21B, H-21C, CH-125 Workhorse (14), (Serial Nos. 9591-9594), H-44A, H-44B, RCAF CH-127 Helicopter (2), (Serial Nos. 9595-9596), for a total of 16 helicopters.

 

Sikorsky VS-316 (R-4B) Hoverfly Helicopter, RAF.  (RAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Sikorsky S-51 Helicopter (Serial No. 9603), 13 Jun 1950.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390962)

Cockpit of Sikorsky S-51 Helicopter.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584088 &  3584105)

Sikorsky S-51 Helicopter.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584106)

Sikorsky S-51, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584104)

Sikorsky S-51, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584089)

Sikorsky S-51, 1947.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584090)

Sikorsky S-51/H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 9604).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Sikorsky S-51/H-5 Dragonfly, 7 Apr 1949, Trenton, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520193)

Sikorsky S-51, RCAF H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter (7), (Serial Nos. 9601-9607).

Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 9624), 11 Jun 1955.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3585152)

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

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

Sikorsky HO4S-3, RCN, 5 April 1957.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821228)

Sikorsky HO4S-3 Horse and ground crew, RCN, 1956.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821412)

  (Author Photo)

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

Sikorsky S-55 Horse, RCAF H-19 Chickasaw Helicopter (15), (Serial Nos. 9597-9600, 9619-9629), RCN H04S-3 Horse Helicopter (13), (Serial Nos. 55144, 55305, 55320, 55867, 55875-55878, 55885-55887, 55891, 55892), for a total of 28 helicopters.

Sikorsky S-58 (H-34A) Choctaw Helicopter, HRH Princess Margaret, Harrington Lake, Quebec, Aug 1958.  (Library and Archives canada Phto, MIKAN No. 4314086)

Sikorsky S-58 (H-34A) Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 9630), RCAF.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Sikorsky S-58, RCAF H-34A, CH-126 Choctaw Helicopter (8), (Serial Nos. 9630-9635).

Sikorsky CH-124A Sea King.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

  

Sikorsky CH-124A Sea King (Serial No. 408).  (Photo courtesy of Dan Barnes)

Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Brett Dawson)

Sikorsky S-61A, RCN CHSS-2, CH-124A, CH-124B, Sea King Helicopter (41), (Serial Nos. 4001-4041).  As of May 2000, 30 are still in operation.

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclyone helicopter.  (Photo courtesy of Gerry Metzler)

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone Helicopter (28), (Serial Nos. 148801-148828).