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 the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He worked for the Sarnia Gazette, a weekly newspaper, from 1974 to 1989 as a reporter and later as editor. Since 1989 he has worked at the daily newspaper the Sarnia Observer where he is currently the assignment editor. He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards and a Western Ontario News Award.
He is the author of Hell Island: Canadian Pilots and the 1942 Air Battle for Malta, Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero, Air Aces, Battlefields in the Air, Canadian Warplanes and Bush Planes and Bush Pilots. McCaffery and his wife Val have been married for 28 years.
Other titles by Dan McCaffery
Top Canadian Flying Ace
Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace
The story of a courageous Canadian youth who flew with Bomber Command
Bush Planes and Bush Pilots
Canada's Unknown World Heavyweight Champion
Canadian Pilots and the 1942 Air Battle for Malta
Battlefields in the Air
Canadians in the Allied Bomber Command
Billy Bishop, Canadian Hero
The Lives and Times of Twelve Canadian Fighter Pilots