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2017 $20 Aircraft of the Second World War: Consolidated Canso
2017 $20 Aircraft of the Second World War: Consolidated Canso
 
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Year: 2017

RCM# 156472

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Product Code: 623932082687

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The flying boats of the Second World War were prized for their long-range flight capabilities, but it was an amphibious version of the Consolidated PBY Catalina seaplane that caught the eye of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Re-designated as the Consolidated Canso and manufactured here in Canada, this legendary anti-submarine patrol bomber is brought to life once more on this third (and final) coin in the Aircraft of the Second World War series. Detailed engraving depicts the Consolidated Canso in action over the North Sea, while selective colour re-creates the colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron.

The reverse design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features an engraved depiction of the amphibious Consolidated Canso in action in the Atlantic theatre of war. Selective colour re-creates the camouflage colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron—specifically the white-grey fuselage, as well as the blue and green camouflage pattern along the upper wing and tail surfaces. The reporting marks “T” and “9816” are associated with a Canadian Canso piloted by Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride who, on June 3, 1944, dropped four depth charges to destroy U-477 (engraved in the background) in the waters of the North Sea, off the coast of Norway. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T.H. Paget.

A valued collector item for aviation enthusiasts and collectors, or a deeply meaningful keepsake for those whose loved ones served in the war.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20Dollar

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