List of aircraft of the Royal Canadian Navy


List of aircraft of the Royal Canadian Navy

This is a list of aircraft of the Royal Canadian Navy. It also covers the period post-1968 when in theory all aircraft operations were transferred to the air section of the newly unified Canadian Armed Forces (now Canadian Forces Maritime Command).

Prior to World War II Canada did not operate any naval aircraft. The Royal Navy Air Service's Royal Navy Canadian Air Service operated flying boats. During World War II, Canada's naval aircraft were carrier based aircraft inherited from the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. From the end of war to the 1960s, the RCN operated both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. After the CF sold off their last carrier (HMCS Bonaventure), Canada's navy only operated helicopters on their ships. The Tracker aircraft was stationed inland and performed maritime patrols.

Fixed Wing

Fighters

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McDonnell Banshee

carrier based fighter
N/A
35
ex-RN

Bombers

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Grumman TBF Avenger/Avenger

flying boats
N/A
7
from the Royal Navy Canadian Air Service
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Curtiss Curtiss H.12
USA
flying boats
N/A|
from the Royal Navy Canadian Air Service
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Short Aircraft Short Type 184
UK
flying boats
N/A|
from the Royal Navy Canadian Air Service
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Canadair CP-107 Argus
CAN
shore based maritime patrol aircraft
CP-107
33
not part of RCN; belong to the RCAF before being transferred to the Canadian Forces
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Avro Anson
CAN
utility aircraft
N/A
2

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Fairey Swordfish
UK
torpedo bomber and maritime reconnaissance biplane
N/A
22
ex-RN
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Lockheed Silver Star T-33
USA
jet trainer

4
ex-RCAF
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North American Harvard
USA/CAN
trainer|
36
ex-RCAF
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Supermarine Walrus
UK
maritime reconnaissance amphibian
N/A
3
ex-RN

Rotary Wing

! style="text-align: left; background: #aacccc;"|Aircraft! style="text-align: left; background: #aacccc;"|Country of Manufacture! style="text-align: left; background: #aacccc;"|Type! style="text-align: left; background: #aacccc;"|Canadian Designation! style="text-align: left; background: #aacccc;"|In Service! style="text-align: left; background: #aacccc;"|Notes
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Vertol Retriever/Piasecki Helicopter H-25 Retriever HUP-3
USA
helicopter
N/A
3
ex-USN
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Sikorsky Aircraft H-3 Sea King
USA
ASW/Medium-lift transport/utility helicopter
CH-124
41|
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Bell Helicopters Bell 47/Bell HTL-4/TH-13L Sioux
USA
multipurpose light helicopter
N/A
3 HTL-4 |
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Bell Helicopters Bell 47/Bell HTL-6
USA
multipurpose light helicopter
N/A
5 |
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Sikorsky Aircraft Sikorsky H04S
USA
helicopter
N/A
3 - HO4S-2; 10 HO4S-4|

Source: Posting War Ship Listings [ [http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/postwar/ Postwar Canadian Ship Listing 1945 - Present] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.rcaf.com/aircraft/ RCAF.com] (Includes aircraft used by RCN)
* [http://www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca/aircraft/index.htm Aircraft History]


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