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Canadian Warplanes 1: The Biplane Era, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

Canadian Warplanes of the Biplane Era, 

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

Current to 9 Sep 2019.

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

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 60), later (Serial No. 306), Rockcliffe, Ottawa, Ontario, 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 No. J7758), 10, (later 301), and (Serial No. J7759), 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.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 3387955)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIAs in a hangar in Edmonton, Alberta, 1929.

 (RCAF Photo)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin, (Serial No. J7758), RCAF (Serial No. 10), later (Serial No. 301), ca. 1926.

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

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

(RCAF Photo)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642437)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 20), with S/L R.S. Grandy.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3204025)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. III, RCAF (Serial No. 20), with S/L R.S. Grandy.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3387958)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 20) and (Serial No. 59), being Christened as, respectively, :"Lieutenant Sir Arthur Whitten Brown" and "Captain Sir John Alcock", RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario, ca. 1932.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642441)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), ca 1934.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642436)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), later (Serial No. 302), with F/L Beamish. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580614)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), later (Serial No. 302).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580615)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), later (Serial No. 302).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574039)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), later (Serial No. 302).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203301)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 302).  

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

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 60), later (Serial No. 306), 13 Jul 1934.

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

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 60), later (Serial No. 306), 13 Jul 1934.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203750)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial Nos. 21, 20 and 59), ca 1934.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203432)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 59), with F/O E.A. McNab, F/L F.V. Beamish, P/O E.A. McGowan, ca 1934.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3204023)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 59).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203740)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), ca 1934.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 33545937)

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), taking off to take part in an aerial display.

 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 362442)

Armstrong-Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF (Serial No. 21), front view.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580142)

Armstrong-Whitworth Siskin Mk. IIIA, RCAF, three in a row, front view.

 (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.

 (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.