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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 1: The Biplane Era, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

Canadian Warplanes of the Biplane Era, 

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

Current to 17 Feb 2019.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 3642452)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 60), Ottawa, 12 Jul 1934.

The Armstrong Whitworth Siskin was a biplane single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1920s produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft.  The Siskin was one of the first new RAF fighters to enter service after the First World War; it was noted for its aerobatic qualities, and was flown by the RCAF aerial demonstration team "The Siskins".

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. III (2), (Serial Nos. J7758), 10, (later 301), Mk. IIIA (8), (Serial Nos. 20), (later 302), 21 (later 303), 22 (later 304), 23, 59 (later 305), 60 (later 306), 61, 210, (later 309), Mk. IIIDC dual control (2), (Serial Nos. 62), (later 307), and 63 (later 308), for a total of 12 aircraft.  None are preserved in Canada.

(RCAF Photo)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203339)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 60), 13 Jul 1934.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521018)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, left to right, RCAF (Serial Nos 210, 21, 20 & 60), 12 Jul 1934.

 (RCAF Photo)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin, (Serial No. J7758), ca. 1926.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3543750)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin, (Serial No. J7759), ca. 1926.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650315)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. III dual control training aircraft, RCAF (Serial No. 63), St Hubert, Quebec, 1928.