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    World War 2 Canadian Military Aircraft (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/24/2016

    While nothing much to speak of when World War 2 began, Canadian air power would grow to become the forth largest in the world by war's end.





    There are a total of (58) World War 2 Canadian Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1942
    Airspeed Horsa
    Aircraft such as the Airspeed AS.51 "Horsa" rarely receive their due in the grand scope of World War... [Read More]
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    1937
    Airspeed Oxford
    The Airspeed Oxford was a critical component of the British and Commonwealth forces aerial training ... [Read More]
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    1924
    Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    The Armstrong Whitworth Siskin (a siskin being a smallish yellow-tinged finch) was the primary air m... [Read More]
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    1933
    Avro 621 Tutor
    The Avro 621 Tutor was a primary component of RAF and RN pilot training in the interwar years. Devel... [Read More]
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    1936
    Avro Anson
    The Avro Anson was a militarized version of the commercial passenger transport Avro 652. The Anson i... [Read More]
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    1942
    Avro Lancaster
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]
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    1940
    Avro Manchester
    The Avro Manchester was a semi-successful attempt by the Avro firm to fulfill Air Ministry Specifica... [Read More]
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    1941
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    The Beechcraft C-45 was based on the Beech Aircraft Corporation's civilian-minded Model 18 "Twin Bee... [Read More]
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    1937
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress... [Read More]
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    1941
    Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
    When The Boeing Company acquired the Stearman company in 1939, it also acquired the design and produ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    The inter-war years saw a vast shift to more modern and potent aircraft platforms. The Boulton Paul ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed to sell the United States Navy (USN) its proposed airc... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufighter
    The twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter (known simply as "Beau") heavy fighter became a national wartime... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufort
    The Bristol Beaufort enjoyed a strong run between the war years of 1940-1943 as the primary British ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Bristol Blenheim
    The Bristol Blenheim billed as a bomber though when it was officially installed into operational act... [Read More]
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    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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    1936
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their l... [Read More]
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    1938
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    The Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft saw considerable operational service in the years leading up to, and ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk" became an offshoot of the classic American P-40 "Warhawk" monoplane figh... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighter aircraft was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]
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    1932
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    The famous de Havilland DH.82 "Tiger Moth" biplane was a dedicated military-minded basic trainer der... [Read More]
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    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]
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    1941
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, Ameri... [Read More]
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    1936
    Douglas B-18 Bolo
    In 1934, the American Douglas aircraft concern developed the DB-1 (also known as the "Douglas Bomber... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]
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    1940
    Fairey Albacore
    As effective and well-liked as the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber was for the Royal Navy's Fleet Ai... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Barracuda
    The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) attempted to replace its aging Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo b... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fairey Battle
    The Fairey Battle was a prewar British light bomber design that proved a step-forward for the nation... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fairey Swordfish
    The Fairey Swordfish was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. With Britain seemingly fi... [Read More]
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    1926
    Ford Trimotor
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    1944
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    The Gloster Meteor became Britain's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It reached opera... [Read More]
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    1940
    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the unsung hero of the Allied Pacific Theater campaign in the early year... [Read More]
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    1937
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    While most every aircraft venture usually began with a military requirement or private venture under... [Read More]
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    1942
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Destined never to win beauty contests, the Grumman TBF Avenger series of aircraft would go down as o... [Read More]
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    1938
    Handley Page Hampden
    In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin... [Read More]
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    1937
    Hawker Hurricane
    The Hawker Hurricane was the culmination of a series of capable metal biplane fighters evolved by th... [Read More]
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    1945
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    The Hawker Sea Fury was developed out Hawker's Typhoon and Tempest aircraft designs utilized by Brit... [Read More]
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    1944
    Hawker Tempest
    The Hawker Tempest originally appeared as an improved Hawker Typhoon, the war-winning aircraft that ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Hawker Typhoon
    The Hawker Typhoon (affectionate known as the "Tiffie") was initially intended as a dedicated interc... [Read More]
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    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
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    1943
    Martin JRM Mars
    World War 2 proved the swan song for the flying boat, large aircraft granted boat-like hulls and hig... [Read More]
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    1940
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic Ameri... [Read More]
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    1942
    North American P-51 Mustang
    The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
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    1936
    North American T-6 Texan
    The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]
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    1933
    Northrop Delta
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    1936
    Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    The SARO London borrowed much from the British flying boat designs peppering the 1920s and, in many ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Along with the Short Brothers and Supermarine, Saunders-Roe (SARO) was a principle flying boat devel... [Read More]
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    1937
    Short S25 Sunderland
    The Short Sunderland was the premiere flying boat of British military aviators during World War 2. O... [Read More]
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    1942
    Sikorsky R-4
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    1942
    Supermarine Seafire
    When the land-based Hawker Hurricane was successfully converted into the carrier-based "Sea Hurrican... [Read More]
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    1938
    Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Supermarine Stranraer
    The Supermarine Stranraer was the final evolution of the Supermarine Southampton which debuted in Ma... [Read More]
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    1936
    Supermarine Walrus
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    1938
    Vickers Wellington
    The Vickers Wellington was the primary bomber of the Royal Air Force at the start of World War 2, se... [Read More]
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    1942
    Waco CG-4 (Hadrian)
    A new aerial war tactic was developed in World War 2 called "vertical envelopment" in which paratro... [Read More]
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    1938
    Westland Lysander
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