Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 2-1: The Biplane Era: Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft

Biplane Era Warplanes flown by Canadians: Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft

Data current to 14 April 2021.

This aviation handbook provides a quick general reference to identify and briefly describe military aircraft flown by Canadians during the First World War and in the post-war Canadian Air Force (CAF), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and the Canadian Army during the biplane 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 service or used by Canadian servicemen overseas.  Each aircraft is listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. General details describing the aircraft's engines, service ceiling, speed, armament and weapons load are included, along with a brief description of the Canadian squadrons which flew the aircraft.  

This is the second volume in the series. It describes the trainers, transports and utility aircraft flown by Canadian servicemen during the biplane era. 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 Warplanes of the Biplane Era, Trainers, Transports and Utility Aircraft