Canada's Warplanes

Unique Aircraft in Canada's Aviation Museums

Dan McCaffery

Canadian pilots flew with great distinction in the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War. This book focuses on 24 outstanding warplanes flown in those conflicts by Canadians.
Date Published :
January 2000
Publisher :
Illustration :
and black & white photographs
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781550286991
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


Canada's Warplanes is a visually rich book chronicling the exciting careers of 24 outstanding aircraft piloted by Canadians in the First and Second World Wars and in the Cold War.

Dan McCaffery highlights a diverse spectrum of aircraft from First World War biplanes such as the SPAD VII and the Sopwith Camel, to Second World War classics such as the Spitfire and Lancaster. Also included are famous Commonwealth trainers such as the Harvard and Tiger Moth, and sleek Cold War jet aircraft such as the CF-104 Starfighter.

Eyewitness accounts of dramatic actions bring each of the warplanes to life.

Aircraft are profiled individually, accompanied by historic and contemporary visuals and colour artwork. The book includes profiles of Canadian aviation museums, a brief glossary and a list of related reading.

Packed with exciting colour visuals, Canada's Warplanes is a fascinating introduction to this country's military aviation heritage.

About The Author

DAN McCAFFERY is one of Canada's most successful military aviation history writers. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario, where he graduated from the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He previously worked for the Sarnia Gazette and now works at the Sarnia Observer where he is the assignment editor. He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards, and a Western Ontario News Award. He lives in Sarnia.




Chapter 1: The First World War

Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn

Avro 504


Nieuport 17

Sopwith Pup


Sopwith Triplane

Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Snipe


Chapter 2: The Second World War

de Havilland Tiger Moth

North American Harvard

Hawker Hurricane

Supermarine Spitfire

Fairey Swordfish

Bristole Beaufighter T.F.X.

Consolidated PBY5A Canso

Handley Page Halifax

Avro Lancaster

North American P-51 Mustang

Chapter 3: The Cold War

F-86 Sabre

CF-104 Starfighter

CF-100 Canuck

McDonnell Douglas CF-101 Voodoo



Aviation Museums




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