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  • World War 2 Canadian Military Aircraft (1939-1945)

    World War 2 Canadian Military Aircraft (1939-1945)

    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.





    Such was the impact of World War 2 on Canada that, before the end, its air force had grown to become the forth largest such service in the world. Many of its "wings" were primary foreign types, originating from Britain and the United States, but there was also the aspect of local production of these systems that evolved the Canadian aviation industry to new heights. The influence that the war had on the nation gave rise to an impressive aero-industry that continued to deliver into the Cold War years - though ultimately done in by politics and funding issues. Nevertheless, the Canadian contribution to the air war of World War 2 should never be overlooked.


    There are a total of (60) World War 2 Canadian Military Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


    For more information on Canadian military equipment used during World War 2, check out the Canadian tanks page.



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    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa
    Type: Towed Glider Transport
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford
    Type: Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
     
    1924
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 621 Tutor
    Avro 621 Tutor
    Type: Two-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Anson
    Avro Anson
    Type: Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lancaster
    Avro Lancaster
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Manchester
    Avro Manchester
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro York (Type 685)
    Avro York (Type 685)
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    Type: Utility / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
    Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
    Type: Biplane Trainer Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Type: Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    Type: Carrierborne Scout Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
    Bristol Beaufighter
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufort
    Bristol Beaufort
    Type: Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Blenheim
    Bristol Blenheim
    Type: Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Type: Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Type: Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Type: Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Type: Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    Type: Basic Trainer Biplane
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Type: Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Type: Light Bomber / Night-Fighter
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas B-18 Bolo
    Douglas B-18 Bolo
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Type: Medium Transport Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Albacore
    Fairey Albacore
    Type: Naval Torpedo Bomber Biplane
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Barracuda
    Fairey Barracuda
    Type: Torpedo / Dive Bomber
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Battle
    Fairey Battle
    Type: Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Swordfish
    Fairey Swordfish
    Type: Torpedo Bomber / Anti-Submarine / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1926
    Thumbnail picture of the Ford Trimotor
    Ford Trimotor
    Type: Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    Type: Multirole Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Type: Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax
    Handley Page Halifax
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Hampden
    Handley Page Hampden
    Type: Medium Bomber / Night Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hurricane
    Hawker Hurricane
    Type: Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    Type: Carrierbased Fighter-Bomber
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest
    Hawker Tempest
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Typhoon
    Hawker Typhoon
    Type: Ground Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52
    Junkers Ju 52
    Type: Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
    Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
    Type: Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin JRM Mars
    Martin JRM Mars
    Type: Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
    North American P-51 Mustang
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan
    North American T-6 Texan
    Type: Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Delta
    Northrop Delta
    Type: Transport Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    Type: Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Type: Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
    Short S25 Sunderland
    Type: Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky R-4
    Sikorsky R-4
    Type: Utility Helicopter
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Seafire
    Supermarine Seafire
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Stranraer
    Supermarine Stranraer
    Type: Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Walrus
    Supermarine Walrus
    Type: Air and Sea Search and Rescue Observation Amphibious Flying Boat
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Wellington
    Vickers Wellington
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
    WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
    Type: Towed Military Transport Glider
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander
    Westland Lysander
    Type: Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft