Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 3-1: Second World War: Fighters, Bombers and Patrol Aircraft

Canadian Warplanes of the Second World War: Fighters, Bombers and Patrol Aircraft

Data current to 28 Dec 2020.  

This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to identify the military aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army during the Second World War.  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 aircrafts engines, service ceiling, speed, armament or weapons load are included, along with a brief description of the Canadian or allied squadron in which Canadian aircrews used the aircraft operationally.  This is the third volume in the series.  It describes fighters, bombers and patrol aircraft flown by Canadians during the war.  A list of museums, private aircraft collections and other locations where survivors preserved and displayed 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 flown on duty 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 Warbirds of the Second World War, Fighters, Bombers and Patrol Aircraft.