Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5-1: The Post War Piston Era

Canadian Warbirds of the Post-Second World War Piston Era

Data current to 25 Sep 2019.

This aviation handbook is intended to provide the reader with a quick reference to the propeller-driven aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Canadian Forces in the post-Second World War piston-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 military service.Each aircraft is listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. General details describing the aircrafts engines, service ceiling, speed, armament or weapons load are also included, along with a brief description of the Canadian Squadrons which flew the aircraft on operations. This is the fifth volume in the series. It describes the piston-powered fighters, bombers, patrol aircraft, trainers, transports and utility aircraft flown by Canadian aircrews after the Second World War.  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 Warbirds of the Post Second World War Piston Era

 (RCAF Photo)

Airbus CC-295 (16), (Serial Nos. 295001-295016)

16 CC-295 will take over the search and rescue duties currently being undertaken by six CC-115 Buffalo aircraft and 12 CC-130 legacy aircraft.  The CC-295 is a fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft which will carry out critical, life-saving search and rescue missions across Canada’s vast and challenging territory, including the Arctic.  Using integrated sensors, crews will be able to locate persons or objects such as downed aircraft, from more than 40 kilometres away, even in low-light conditions.  This will contribute to improving the overall effectiveness of searches.  It is anticipated that the on-scene search time will be reduced with the use of these enhanced sensor capabilities.  The aircraft will also use state-of-the-art communications systems that will allow search and rescue personnel to share real-time information with partners on the ground.  The existing fleets will be maintained and operated throughout the transition to maintain search and rescue capabilities.

Auster AOP.6 in service with the RCAF and Canadian Army post war, are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Avro Ansons in service with the RCAF post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Avro Lancasters in service with the RCAF post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Avro Lancastrians in service with the RCAF post war are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro 694 Lincoln B, Mk. XV, RCAF (Serial No. FM300). 

(RCAF Photo)

Avro 694 Lincoln B, Mk. XV, RCAF (Serial No. FM300).  Although built in Canada, none have been preserved here. 

Avro 694 Lincoln B. Mk. I (1), (Serial No. RE258), B Mk. II (1), (Serial No. SX 924), B. Mk. XV (1), (Serial No. FM 300), for a total of 3 aircraft.

Beechcraft CT-128 Expeditors flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

  (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft Model 45, T-34 Mentor, RCAF (Serial No. 242045) in flight. 

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (25), (Serial Nos. 24201-24225).  Mentors served with the RCAF in the mid 50's, including briefly at Penhold, Alberta.  One crashed while in RCAF service, the remaining 24 were given to Turkey.

 (Canadian Forces Photo)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer Mk. I (Serial No. 134216).

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer Mk. I, formation flight, on strength at CFB Portage la Prairie (1971-1992). 

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer Mk. I, (25), and Mk. II (25), for a total of 50 aircraft.

 (Ahunt Photo)

Beechcraft C-90 King Air, C-FMFY (Serial No. LJ-1749), belonging to Allied Wings and assigned to 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

 (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

Beechcraft Model 90 King Air, C-FMFS (Serial No.)

Beechcraft CT-145 Super King Air (3).  (Serial Nos. 145201-two different aircraft, 145202), Model 90 King Air (8) C-FMFQ (Serial No. LJ-1740), C-FMFR (Serial No. LJ-1744), C-FMFS (Serial No. LJ-1745), C-FMFD (Serial No. LJ-1746), C-FMFX (Serial No. LJ-1747), C-FMFY (Serial No. LJ-1749), C-FMFZ (Serial No. LJ-1750), for a total of 11 aircraft.

 (RAF Photo)

Blackburn Beverly C Mk. 1, RAF (Serial No. XB260), and (Serial No. XB262), transport aircraft were flown by RCAF personnel testing aircraft at the Canadian Experimental and Proving Establishment (CE&PE) at Namao, Alberta.   XB262 was nicknamed "Mayflower III", also known as "The Ark".  It wore the CE&PE badge on the forward fuselage.  A fire started in a covered engine stand surrounding engine No. 4 on 19 Feb 1956 at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta.  The fire damaged the engine and the propeller.  The aircraft was subsequently repaired.

Bristol 170 Freighters in RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Canadair CL-2 North Star and Canadair C-5 North Star transports flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Canadair CP-107 Argus aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Canadair CC-106 Yukon transports are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan transports are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650440)

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF (Serial No. 8807), 1944. 

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk. I (644), (Serial Nos. 1300, 4000, 7657-7836, 7843-8202, 8651-8750, 9000, 9500), Mk. IA (100), (Serial Nos. 8751-8850), Mk. IA (82), (Serial Nos. FJ200-39, 48-89), for a total of 826 aircraft.

Cessna L-19 Bird Dogs in Canadian Army service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Cessna L-182 Skylanes in Canadian Army service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Consolidated PBV-1A Cansos in post-war RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Consolidated Model 32 RY-3 Privateer C. Mk. IX (1), (Serial No. JT973).  This aircraft flown by the RCAF is listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4247977)

de Havilland DH.103 Sea Hornet F. 20.  RN Serial No. TT193.  Spartan Air Services Ltd, Ottawa, Ontario. 

  (Nigel Albright Photo)

de Havilland DH.103 Sea Hornet F. 20, RN (Serial No. TT193). 

de Havilland DH.103 Sea Hornet F. 20 (1), (Serial No. TT193).  A single Sea Hornet F 20 (Serial No. TT193) was sent to Edmonton, Alberta, for winter trials and was later sold to a civilian agency.  Registered CF-GUO, it was operated by Spartan Air Services and Field Aviation until 11 June 1952 when an engine failure caused a forced landing at Terrace, British Columbia.  Some of the remains are still there in private hands.

(RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland Canada DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 18012). 

(Jim Williams Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (Serial No. 18056), ca 1969, Camp Borden. 

 (AHunt Photo)

de Havilland DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 18041), C/N 179-217, C-FBXK. 

de Havilland DHC-1B, CT-120 Chipmunk Mk. I (3), (Serial Nos. 18001-18003), DHC-1B-2-S5 Mk. II (97), (Serial Nos. 18004 (ex CF-CXI), 18005 (ex CF-CYU), 18006 (ex CF-CYT), 18007,08, 18009 (ex CF-CYW), 18010 (ex CF-CYI), 18011 (ex CF-CYE), 18012 (ex CF-CYK), 18013 (ex CF-CLY), 18014 (ex CF-CYM), 18015 (ex CF-CYO), 18016 (ex CF-CYQ), 18017 (ex CF-CYR), 18018 (ex CF-CYS), 18019 (ex CF-CYN), 18020-62, 18063 (ex CF-CYV), 18064 (ex CF-CYX), 18065 (ex CF-CYY), 18066 (ex CF-CYZ), CF-CXA – CF-CXH, CF-CXJ-CF-CXZ, CF-CYA – CF-CYD, CF-CYF – CF-CYH, CF-CYJ, CF-CYP), for a total of 100 aircraft.

de Havilland CC-123 Otters flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

de Havilland CC-108 Caribous flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalos flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otters flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

de Havilland CC-132 Dash-7s flown by the CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

de Havilland CC-142 and CT-142 Dash-8s flown by the CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Douglas Dakota aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584258)

NRC tailless glider, Arnprior, Ontario, 11 June 1949. 

NRC tailless glider flown by the RCAF is listed on a separate page on this web site.

Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Fairey Firefly fighters are are listed on a separate page on this web site.

General Motors (Grumman) TBM-3E Avengers are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (Ridernation Photos)

 KF Aerospace Grob 120-A Basic trainer, Reg. No. C-FPFJ, flown by the RCAF.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

 KF Aerospace Grob 120-A Basic trainer, Reg. No. C-FPFJ, out of 3 CFFTS, Southport (Portage la Praire, Manitoba).

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross seaplanes flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-1/CP-121 Tracker aircraft flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Hawker Hurricanes flown by the RCAF during and after the Second World War are listed on a separate page on this web site.

(RAF Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. V, RAF (Serial No. NV596). 

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (1), (Serial No. NV999).

Hawker Sea Furies of the RCN are listed on a separate page on this web site.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3562610)

Lockheed P-38 Lighting in aerial photo survey service in Canada.  None were flown by the RCAF but many were flown in winter flight tests in Canada  during the war and after the war by aerial servey companies. 

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 42336035)

Lockheed P-38 Lighting in aerial photo survey service in Canada.  None were flown by the RCAF but many were flown in winter flight tests in Canada  during the war and after the war by aerial servey companies. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo,  MIKAN No. 3584683)

Lockheed P-38 Lighting in aerial photo survey service in Canada, 20 June 1952.  None were flown by the RCAF but many flew with Spartan and other aerial servey companies after the war.  

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3562608)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Spartan Air Services Ltd, Ottawa, ca 1955.

Lockheed Vega V-146 Ventura bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Lockheed CP-122 Neptunes flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules transports flown by the RCAF and CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora and CP-140A Arcturus flown by the CAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Noorduyn Norseman aircraft are listed on a separate page on this web site.

North American Harvards in RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

North American B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

North American P-51D Mustang Mk. 4 in RCAF service are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (RAF Photo)

Percival P.40 Prentice Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. VR227). 

 (RuthAS Photo)

Percival P.40 Prentice Mk. I RAF (Serial No. VS650).  

(RCAF Photo)

Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II trainers in service with the RCAF. 

(Tyler Brenot Photo)

Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II trainers in service with the RCAF. 

 (Christian Coulombe Photo)

Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II, (Serial No. 156105) trainer in service with the RCAF. 

Raytheon CT-156 Pilatus PC-9 Harvard II (26), (Serial Nos. 156101-156126).

(Alain Rioux Photo)

Raytheon B200 King Air, C-GDVF contracted to CAF 8 Wing, Trenton. 

 (Corporal Rod Doucet, RCAF Photo, TN05-2016-0802-00)

Raytheon King Air 350, C-GPDC, which operates out of 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. It is the first RCAF aircraft to receive the new paint scheme.

  (Photo courtesy of FlugKerl2)

Slingsby T67C Firefly. 

Supermarine Spitfires flown by the RCAF are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Supermarine Seafires flown by the RCN are listed on a separate page on this web site.