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Canadian Warplanes 4: The Second World War, Airspeed Oxford

Canadian Military Aircraft of the Second World War, Airspeed Oxford

Data current to 1 Jan 2019.

The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford was a British designed twin-engine aircraft that was in widespread use for training aircrews in navigation, radio-operating, bombing and gunnery roles throughout the Second World War.  First flown on 19 June 1937, it was rapidly put into production as part of a rapid expansion of the RAF in anticipation of a large-scale conflict.  It was considered to be a capable trainer aircraft throughout the Second World War, as well as being used a general-purpose type.

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (27), (Serial Nos. 1501-1525, A89, A101), Mk. II (606), (Serial Nos. T1119, T1127, T1139, T1167, T1172, T1177, T1180, T1181, T1184, T1273, T1277, T1280, T1282, T1312-17, T1323, T1326, T1328, V-3247, V-3268, V-3289, V-3290, V-3291, V-3294, V-3310, V-3312, V-3313, V-3315, V-3316, V-3319, V-3332, V-3342, V-3348, V-3351, V-3353, V-3379, V-3883, X6520, X6521, X6529, X6534, X6536, X6538, X6539, X6541, X6543, X6544, X6549- X6552, X6555- X6557, X6559, X6563, X6564, X6589-91, X6593, X6596, X6610, X6665, X6675, X6679, X6683- X6686, X6688, X6689, X6692, X6733- X6735, X6880- X6884, X6952, X6954, X6957, X6961- X6964, X6967, X7038, X7042, X7057, X7116-22, X7124, X7137, X7140, X7141, X7143- X7149, X7156, AP413, AP415, AP418, AP424, AP452, AP486, AP487, AP491, AR756, AR757, AR761, AR762, AR765, AR766, AR768, AR770, AR774, AR775, AR778, AR780, AR784, 8 AR75, AR809, AR810, AR813, AR814, AR819, AR830, AR833, AR834, AR836, AR844, AR847, AR850, AR872, AR875, AR877, AR913, AR919, AR921, AR924, AR927, AR935, AR937, AR953, AR969, AR971- AR974, AR978, AR981, AS148- AS150, AS157, AS159, AS162, AS164- AS168, AS170, AS172, AS173, AS180, AS181, AS184- AS186, AS202, AS203, AS205- AS215, AS217- AS225, AS227- AS230, AS255, AS257- AS264, AS266, AS268, AS270, AS272, AS275- AS278, AS299-AS301, AS303- AS308, AS312, AS314, AS316, AS317, AS319- AS322, AS329, AS330, AS347, AS349, AS350, AS352, AS359- AS363, AS365- AS368, AS372, AS373, AS378, AS381, AS383, AS386, AS388, AS390, AS394- AS396, AS503, AS505, AS510, AS513, AS514, AS516, AS517, AS521, AS523, AS537, AS538, AS540, AS544, AS545, AS549, AS550, AS552, AS553, AS556, AS559, AS561, AS564, AS565, AS568, AS569, AS571, AS591, AS592- AS595, AS599, AS600, AS603, AS607, AS608, AS610- AS614, AS616, AS617, AS619- AS621, AS624- AS626, AS629, AS637, AS639, AS640, AS666- AS670, AS673- AS675, AS677- AS680, AS684- AS686, AS688- AS691, AS693, AS695-AS701, AS704, AS706, AS726, AS730, AS734, AS738, AS764, AS769- AS771, AS773, AS775, AS777, AS778, AS781- AS784, AS787, AS788, AS790- AS792, AS795, AS796, AS798, AS800- AS804, AS806, AS813, AS828, AS829, AS831, AS833- AS835, AS837, AS838, AS846, AS848, AS850, AS851, AS853, AS854, AS859- AS862, AS869, AS912, AS914- AS916, AS918- AS922, AS924- AS927, AS930, AS931, AS933, AS935, AS936, AS938, AS939, AS941, AS942, AS980, AT440, AT442- AT450, AT452, AT453, AT455- AT458, AT460, AT461, AT464- AT466, AT472, AT473, AT482, AT483, AT502, AT504, AT511, AT516, AT517, AT519, AT523- AT525, AT533, AT535, AT576, AT584, AT589- AT592, AT599-AT601, AT605, AT607, AT641, AT642, BF800, BF866, BF881, BF904, BF905, BF909, BF910, BF977- BF980, BG125, BG289, BG294, BG295, BG297, BG298, BG303, BG304, BG322, BG323, BG325, BG327- BG329, BG331, BG332, BG334, BG352, BG354, BG355, BG357, BG360, BG363, BG366, BG369, BG370, BG372, BM675- BM682, BM684, BM685, BM689- BM691, BM696, BM697, BM699-BM702, BM714- BM718, BM720, BM747- BM754, BM758- BM764, BM766- BM773, BM780, BM781, BM801, BM805-BM817), AS 46 Oxford Mk. V (188), (Serial Nos. EB425- EB461, EB463, EB484- EB489, EB491- EB4518, EB435- EB484, EB599-EB5640, EB554-EB577), for a total of 819 of all Marks of the Oxford operated by the RCAF in Canada.

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. AS277), 25, in flight over Saskatchewan, 1942.  (Bob Brown Photo)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II.  (RCAF Photo)

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford, RCAF (Serial No. 814), nose over, 22 Jan 1943.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582336)

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford, RCAF (Serial No. 814), nose over, 22 Jan 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582337)

Airspeed Oxford, RCAF (Serial 1503), instrument panel,, 6 Jun 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581274)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (Serial 1503), 6 Jun 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3256160)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (Serial No. 1503), 6 Jun 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581270)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. I (Serial Nos. 1522), Camp Borden, 29 Dec 1939.  It was scrapped 5 years later in 1944. (RCAF photo via Comox Air Force Museum).

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II (Serial No. AT642), Rockcliffe, 29 Jan 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 35812920)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II (Serial No. AR844), 24, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650312)

Airspeed AS 10 Oxford Mk. II (Serial No. AR844), 24, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650311)

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford on skis, 19 Mar 1942.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582077)

Airspeed Oxford, RCAF, on skis, 19 Mar 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3582078)

 

Airspeed Oxford on skis.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584168)