Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 2: The Biplane Era, Fairchild Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft

Canadian Warplanes of the Biplane Era, Fairchild Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft

Data current to 27 Nov 2018.

Fairchild FC-2L floatplane, RCAF (Reg. No. XQ).  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild FC-2, RCAF, Ottawa, Ontario, 1928.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390321)

 

Fairchild FC-2W, RCAF.  (RCAF Photos courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Fairchild FC-2W, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CAIQ).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Fairchild FC-2W, RCAF.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

 

Fairchild FC-2W, RCAF (Serial No. G-CYXP), Northern Alberta, July 1931.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390341)

 (Author Photo)

Fairchild FC-2W-2 (Serial No. 128), NC6621, G-CART.  Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.  This FC-2W2 was manufactured in 1928 by Fairchild Airplane Manufacturing Corporation in the United States.  It was purchased in the same year by Brock and Weymouth Incorporated, a U.S.-based company that was acquired by the Aero Service Corporation the following year.  The aircraft was used for aerial surveys until the early 1940s.  It was then purchased by an aircraft broker but, following an engine failure on take-off and damages from the ensuing forced landing, it remained with the Aero Service Corporation.  In 1962, the company's founder and president, Virgil Kauffman, donated the aircraft to the Museum.  It has been restored in the markings of a Canadian Transcontinental Airways FC-2W2.  (CA&SM)

Fairchild FC-2, RCAF (Serial No. 625).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Fairchild FC-2 (15) Registration/Reg. Nos. G-CYXG, XK (later 620), XL, XM (later 613), XT, XU (later 614), XV (later 626), XW (later 624), XX, XY (later 211 623), YT (later 627), YV (later 625), 29 (later 621), 30 (later 622), 31 (later 628), FC-2L (6), (Reg. Nos. G-CYWU, XL, XM, XU, XX, XY), FC-2W (6) Registration/Reg. Nos. G-CYXN (later 615), XO (later 616), XP (later 617), XQ (later 618), XR, YU), for a total of 27 aircraft.

 

Fairchild FC-24R Argus, RCAF (Serial No. 4809).  (RCAF Photos)

Fairchild KR-34C, CF-AJZ, Oaks Airways Ltd, Jellicoe, Ontario, 1934.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 339036)

 (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild KR-34 (1), Reg. No. CF-AMW, (later Reg. No. CF-CCE).

Fairchild 51A, RCAF, 1938, Sgt Pilot Frank Pearce.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545915)

Fairchild 51A, RCAF (Serial No. 624), previously RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYXW, 1938.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545903)

Fairchild 51, RCAF (Serial No. 625), YV.  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild 51A, RCAF (Serial No. 627), YT, 27 Mar 1936.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3201825)

Fairchild 51A, RCAF (Serial No. 628), previously RCAF (Reg. No. 31).  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild 51 (6) Registration & Reg. Nos. G-CYXK (later 620), G-CYXW (later 624), G-CYXY (later 211 and 613), G-CYYV (later 625), 29 (later 621), 30 (later 622), Fairchild 51A (3), (Reg. Nos. G-CYXV (later 626), G-CYYT (later 627), 31 (later 628), for a total of 9 aircraft.

Fairchild 71 (Serial No. G-CAVR).  (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Fairchild 71, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYWB), later RCAF (Serial No. 637), on skis, Elmsdale, Ontario, Feb 1935.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 35790320)

Fairchild 71, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYWB), later RCAF (Serial No. 637).  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild 71, RCAF (Serial No. 643), previously Reg. No. G-CYWH, 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581670)

Fairchild 71 (11) RCAF Registration/Reg. Nos. G-CYWB (later 637), G-CYWC (later 638), G-CYWD (later 639), G-CYWE (later 640), G-CYWF (later 641), G-CYWG (later 642), G-CYWH (later 643), G-CYWX, G-CYXB (later 644), 113 (later 645), 114).

Fairchild 71B, RCAF, Sgt A.D. Pearce, 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545925)

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYUW), later RCAF (Serial No. 629), ca 1937.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 204895)

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYUW), later RCAF (Serial No. 629), Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta, 1931. (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390294)

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYUW), later RCAF (Serial No. 629), Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta, Aug 1931.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 35790242)

 

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Reg. No. G-CYVN), later RCAF (Serial NBo. 631), on floats, Bowland Lake, Ontaro.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582695)

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Serial No. 633), previously Reg. No. G-CYVX, on floats.  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Serial No. 634), previously Reg. No. G-CYVY, on floats, 17  Jun 1936.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580964)

Fairchild 71B, RCAF (Serial No. 647), previously (Serial No. 183), 1938.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545918)

Fairchild 71B (12), Registration/Reg. Nos. G-CYUV, G-CYUW (later 629), G-CYVE (later 630), G-CYVN (later 631), G-CYVO (later 632), G-CYVV, G-CYVX (later 633), G-CYVY (later 634), G-CYVZ (later 635), G-CYWA (later 636), 182 (later 646), 183 (later 647).

 (Bzuk Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Fairchild 71C (Serial No. 516), CF-AKT.

Fairchild 71C (1), (Serial G-CYVE (later 630).

Fairchild Super 71D (2), (Serial Nos. 665, 666), for a total of 25 aircraft.

Fairchild Super 71D floatplane, RCAF (Serial No. 665).  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild Super 71D, (Serial No. 666), 26 Nov 1936.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3256158)

Fairchild Super 71D, (Serial No. 666), 26 Nov 1936.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643711)

Fairchild Super 71, CF-AUJ, 3 Jul 1935.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580897)

Fairchild Super 71, CF-AUJ, 1935.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650782)

 

 (Author Photos)

Fairchild Super 71 (Serial No. 50), CF-AUJ.  Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba.