WWWWWWThe Canadian Whiffer Page

'What-Ifs', or whiffers, are historic (or futuristic) variations on established scenarios and events. The most common in Canadian Aviation lore is ' ...what if the Avro Arrow had not been cancelled?' Would the RCAF flown it into the 21st Century? Would it have been used by other nations? Modellers love to toy with these ideas, giving themselves licence to finish their models in fanciful markings. Sometimes, elaborate backstories accompany these fantasies. Enjoy, but don't mistake them for the real thing.

Visit the Modeling Madness 2013 Canadian What-If Contest

This is a work-in-progress. Thanks to all contributing artist who have given permission for use of their images (see bottom of page). Some images are used without permission (under the Fair Dealing provision of the Copyright Act) as the author is unknown. Please contact the Webmaster should acknowledgement be required.
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Royal Canadian Navy dirigible HMCD Samuel de Champlain. First of it's class of distinguished lighter-than-air vessels to be employed during the inter-war period. Avro Arrow
RCN Tigercat
Delta Dart
RCN Corsair

Thunderchief
Canadair CL-262 Swallow. Stalwart defender of NATO airspace prior to the introduction of the Sabre.
Lightning
Lancaster Maritime Patrol version. Re-engined with Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
Hustler
Snow Goblin. Purchased in 1950, these aircraft were a disappointment, owing to their lack of an undercarriage. They lingered in storage until 1959, when surplus B-36 became available. This permitted air-launch and recovery. A huge hit at airshows as the first Snowbirds mount.
TSR-2
Aerial launch and recovery platform for the Snow Goblins. One squadron deployed on World Tour in early '60s.
Forever Phantoms! Licence produced in Canada and exported to Allied nations around the World. Some still fly today.
RCN Gannet AEW.1
RCN Typhoon
RCN Wyvern
RCAF Typhoon
Canadair Sabre Dog
Raptor
MiG Farmer
CF-35
MiG Fishbed
CF-35
Skyhawk
Alenia C-27J Spartan

Bell Boeing Balbuzard
Bell Boeing Balbuzard
A Brief History of the Royal Newfoundland Air Force

IPMS Canada would like to acknowledge the gracious permission granted by the following artists for the use of their images on this page:

Richard Chafer Gekko Graphics Australia.

Chris Wilson (a.k.a. Zactoman) www.Zactomodels.com

Bill Dady Clavework Graphics UK

Bob Aiken Time Warp Images Newfoundland Canada

Dave O'Malley of Vintage Wings

Karl Mesojednik kaap.purpleglen.com www.KarlsAircraftArt.com