Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes (5) Ontario, Ottawa, Canada Aviation & Space Museum, Fairey to Noorduyn

Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 

Musée de l'Aviation et de l'Espace du Canada

(Part 3, Fairey to Noorduyn)

The aircraft on display in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway in Ottawa are listed here in four parts.  

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

Data current to 7 March 2021.

Fairey Swordfish Mk. 4 (Serial No. NS 122).

Fairey Battle Mk. 1T (Serial No. R7439), Consolidated PBY Canso, Avro Anson, 13 June 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 358675)

Fairey Battle Mk. II (Serial No. R7439).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN  No. 3586781)

  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN, on deck.

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1 (Serial No. F.7776), DK545.

Fantasy Seven Balloon (Serial No. 001), C-GEMW.

Fleet Model 2.

Fleet Finch Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 4737), 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650816)

 ( Photo)

Fleet 16B Finch II (Serial No. 4510), (408), Reg. No. CF-SUX and N1327V before coming to the museum. 

  (RCAF Photo)

Fleet 50K Freighter, fuselage (Serial No. 202), CF-BXP.

 ( Photo)

Fleet Model 80 Canuck (Serial No. 149), CF-EBE.


Fokker D.VII, No 1 & 2 Sqn, Canadian Air Force, Upper Hayford, UK, 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390431)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390430)

Fokker D.VII, No 1 Sqn, Canadian Air Force, Upper Hayford, UK, 1919.

Fokker D.VII (Serial No. 2071), 18, N1178 (10347), (DVII 3659).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390453)

Fokker Super Universal aircraft CF-AAM, Saskatchewan, 1929.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390453)

Fokker Universal (Serial No. 434), NC7029.

Found FBA-2C, (Serial No. 4), CF-OZV.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3589797)

Grumman G-21A Goose, RCAF (Serial No. 941), 15 Jul 1943. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650857)

Grumman G-21A Goose Mk. II, RCAF, Jan 1944. 

Grumman G-21A Goose (Serial No. B77), CF-MPG.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821470)

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker. 

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker (Serial No. 12187), (DHC-86).

Hawker Hind (Serial No. L7180).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3207275)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF, 16 Sep 1942.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650865)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF No. 5698, No. 1 Naval Gunnery School, Oct 1944.

 (RCAF Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5625). 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574053)

Hawker Hurricae, RCAF (Serial No. 328), Test and Development Flight, 26 Aug 1939. 

  (RCAF Photo)

Canadian Car & Foundry (Hawker) Hurricane Mk. XII (Serial No. 5584), (520199).

 (RAF Photo)

Hawker Typhoon Mk. IB, RCAF (Serial No. RB402), coded 5V-P, No. 439 Squadron, RCAF, landing at Goch, Germany, ca. 1944.

Hawker Typhoon Mk. IB, (Serial No. MN235) on loan from the RAF Museum in England.  This aircraft was originally used by the USAAF for evaluation and Comparison trials.  Post war it was allocated to the NMUSAF.  It was in storage with the Smithsonian Institute before returning to England in 1968.  This aircraft is now back in the UK with the RAF Museum.

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN.  Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4821007)

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN, wings folded.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4820892) 

Hawker Sea Fury, RCN.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4820893)

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11 (Serial No. 60997), 41H, RCN (Serial No. TG119).

Hawker Siddley AV-8A Harrier (Serial No. 158966), C/N 712127/49, USMC.

 (RAF Photo)

Heinkel He 162A-2 Volksjäger, (Wk. Nr. 120086), Yellow 2, JG1, captured at Leck.  Designated RAF AM62, this aircraft was on display in Hyde Park, London, England post war.  This aircraft was later shipped to Canada and is on display in the Canada Air and Space Museum. 

Heinkel He 162A-2 Volksjäger (Wk. Nr. 120086), coded "Yellow 2", JG1, designated RAF AM62.  This aircraft surrendered at Leck, and was moved to Farnborough by surface transport on 22 August 1945.  AM62 was allocated to No. 47 MU, Sealand, on 29 May 1946 for packing and shipping to Canada.  It also left Salford Docks on 26 August aboard SS Manchester Commerce, arriving at Montréal on 9 September 1946.  It has been in the CASM since 1964.

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Hispano-Aviacion HA-1112-MIL Buchon (Serial No. 471-39/164).  Currently on loan to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Junkers J1, German First World War all-metal aircraft being examined by Canadian soldiers, Nov 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397978)

Junkers J1, (Serial No. 586), (18), (252), War Prize.

Junkers W-34, CF-AMZ, Canadian Airways Ltd, St. Hubert, PQ, ca 1933.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390741)

Junkers W34f/fi (Serial No. 2718), CF-ATF.

Link trainer.

(RCAF Photo via Bob Jackson)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 60770), later (Serial No. 104700). 

 (DND Photos)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 60770), later (Serial No. 104700).  (RCAF Photos via Mike Kaehler).  This was the very first RCAF Starfighter, ex-USAF F-104A-LO, (Serial No. 56-0770).  This aircraft first flew in 1957 with the USAF and eventually, after a few years in storage, it became the test bed for the CF-104 avionics still as an F-104A.  It was delivered to the RCAF on 27 June 1963. It served at Cold Lake, Alberta, in 1963 and then went t the Central Experimental and Proving Establishment (CEPE) at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario, in 1965.  This aircraft set the Canadian altitude record of 100,110 ft on 14 December 1967, flown by W/C R. A. White of CEPE, out of RCAF Station Uplands.  It only had 780 airframe hours on it when it was transferred to the now Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.   In the first photo, taken at Burbank, California, the aircraft had a mix of RCAF/USAF markings.  On the tail it had 60770 (abbreviated 56-0770) and on the forward fuselage was RCAF + 770.  The second shot shows it wearing the CEPE "X" on the tail and 700 + RCAF.  The Lockheed built duals were in the serial range 12631-12668 and the single seat Canadair built aircraft were in the serial range 12701-12900.

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 104700), (Serial No. 12700), (56-770), (183-1058).

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (mock-up), temporary display, 25 July 2010.

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Lockheed L-10A Electra (Serial No. 1112), CF-TCA.

 (JustSomePics Photo)

Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior (Serial No. 1219), CF-CCT.

 ( Photos)

Lockheed L-1329/C-140 Jetstar 6 (Serial No. 5018), CF-DTX.  The Department of Transport used this aircraft to carry government officials and foreign dignitaries.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5065736)

Maurice Farman aircraft of the Armée de l'Air in flight, France, ca 1916.

Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn, VU-UBC.

 (RCN Photo)

McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee (Serial No. 126464), (174).

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101025), USAF (Serial No. 57-00340).

 (Photo courtesy of Alain Rioux)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet (Serial No. 118901).

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 (Serial No. 47021), CF-TLL.

McDowall Monoplane.

 (RAF Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 (Wk. Nr. 7232), captured by the RAF and designated NN644. 

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/Z, (Wk. Nr. 10132), coded CD+LZ, 2./JG 5, Stab II./JG 54.  This aircraft incorporates parts of (Wk. Nr. 26129).  (Wk. Nr. 10132) was allocated to JG 5 in May/June 1942, where it was assigned to Hauptmann Horst Carganico, an air ace with 15 victories serving with 6. /JG 5.  On 8 August 1942, his aircraft was hit in the fuselage, wings and the oil cooler by gunfire during an air battle above the Arctic port of Murmansk in the former Soviet Union, causing him to make an emergency landing on enemy territory.  Carganico was rescued by a crew flying a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch.  The Soviets recovered (Wk. Nr.10132), and sent it to the “Museum of the North” in Severomorsk.  In 1995, the Russians sold the plane to Aero Vintage Ltd. in England, where it was restored in its original colours.  The restoration team made the decision to preserve the aircraft’s historical integrity, and thus the original bullet holes were not repaired and remain visible.  One of the bullet hits is visible on one of the propeller blades for example.  On 9 June 1999, the plane was transferred to Canada by Canadian Forces aircraft and delivered to the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa, where it was reassembled and put on display. 

(Luftwaffe Photo)

Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet in Luftwaffe service, 1945.

Messerschmitt Me 163B (Werk Nummer 191916), designated RAF AM 220, belonged to JG 400.  It was surrendered at Husum and shipped to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough and from there went to No. 6 MU, Brize Norton, on 1 August 1945.  Recorded at No.6 MU in the Census of 21 March 1946 and despatched to No. 47 MU, Sealand, on 17 June 1945.  It was crated at Sealand for shipment to Canada and left Salford Docks aboard the SS Manchester Commerce on 28 August 1946, arriving at Montréal on 9 September.  It was stored in various locations until arriving at Rockcliffe where it is currently preserved coded "Yellow 26".  There is some doubt about the accuracy of the Werk-Nummer of this aircraft, which has also been reported both as (Wk. Nr. 191913), and (Wk. Nr. 191914).

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed cockpit.

 (NID.29 Photos)

Nieuport 12 (Serial No. N-11504), (A4737).

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5065734)

Nieuport 16 (Serial No. N976) of the Armée de l'Air equipped with Le Prieur rockets, France, ca 1917.


Nieuport 17, replica (Serial No. B1556), CF-DDK.  On display in the CWM.

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 2476), 10 Aug 1952.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4448523)

Noorduyn Norseman Mk. VI, RCAF (Serial No. 787), C/N 136, QT.