These are current links to sites with
information about Canadian military aircraft. I try to keep it current,
and weed out sites with questionable accuracy, but I make no claims
concerning my success at this.
On-line RCAF Microfilms at Library and Archives Canada
has begun to make a number of Canadian historical records available
on-line, including a number of RCAF documents. The LAC filing
system is a bit of a mystery to me, and to many others, so a number of
us have begun an index, with hot links to the LAC pages. If
you have any additions or corrections, please let me know.https://www.dropbox.com/s/5sxry9e0ynj5km7/Microfilm%20index_2015_11_06.xlsx?dl=0
Canadian Military Aircraft
Designations, by Andreas Parsch
An excellent explanation of the Canadian Armed Forces aircraft
designation system, based on a book by Jeff Rankin-Lowe and Andrew
Cline: "The Aircraft of the Canadian Armed Forces". Also, look at the
home page for information on other air forces.
Wings for Freedom
An excellent source of Canadian military aircraft history, with some
serial number information. Thney seem to have a new home page now.
the new link
link still works, for now
Department of National Defense,
Info and pictures about current CAF aircraft, plus links to historical
Author of THE
books on Canadian military aircraft post war markings, and other great
books. Lovely pictures of military aircraft, including Canadian
The original page has info on the change over of the RCAF, RCN and
Canadian Army fleets to CAF
serials, and helped me fill in several gaps in my database.
The original page, may work for a
while longer :http://mypage.direct.ca/m/martin11/
The new page, many more great photos: http://www.martinslides.com
and information for a wide range of Canadian
military aircraft, for the serious 1/144th modeler. Includes very
rare decals for Canadian Army aircraft - a personal favorite of
mine. Will do special orders to any scale. The prints
showing the history of the roundels used on
Canadian military aircraft are true works of art, and a great source of
historical information. Cheap at twice the price! Also a
source to buy Patrick Martin's books. Lots of info and links to
resources for all modelers.
home page: http://www.canmilair.com/
The Canadian Starfighter Association
Great source of Canadian Starfighter information. This page
helped me fill in some blanks in my pages.
A new Zealand site, with great new information being added
regulalry. Features US military aircraft, many of which served
with the Candian military. This page could be here, or on
the serial number links page.
Memories of the RCAF
Mostly post war stuff, brought back a lot of memories of places I grew
up. Some of the best pictures on the web of RCAF Comets.
Ventura Memorial Flight Association
A group in Edmonton, Alberta that is restoring an ex-RCAF
Ventura. A source of several photo links on my pages.
The Canadian Aviation Museum
Formerly the National Aeronautical Collection, and a wide range of
other names. Meca for the Canadian aviation enthusiast.
Also has links to the best of the rest of Canadian aviation
museums. If you are within a few thousand kilometers of
Ottawa, you should divert and drop in. Be prepared to spend days
If the Rockcliffe museum is Meca for hardware, this is Meca for
information. My wife only lets me go there a few times a year,
and she's probably right. Locations in Toronto and
Vancouver. Be prepared to spend and spend....
The Noorduyn Norseman History Site
An excellent source of information on this great Canadian bush plane,
past and present. The source of much of my information.
Canadian Built Lancasters
The people at the Nanton Museum have saved me from digging out
information on the Canadian built Lancasters, in particular their post
war service with the RCAF. That gives me more time for all the
other gaps in my web pages.