1941 Model 28 Canso
1941 Model 28 Canso
1941 Model 28 Canso

1944 Model 28 Canso

ManMade Art Fine art giclée prints are crafted on premium, ultra-thick (16 mil, 300 gsm) smooth matte paper made from acid-, chlorine-, and lignin-free 100% cotton rag, preserving the integrity and beauty of your artwork for decades to come. Limited edition prints are personally signed and numbered by the artist, ensuring their provenance.

Available Framed*

1941 Model 28 Canso 1944 Model 28 Canso
Frame *(Not Sold Separately) Frame *(Not Sold Separately)
Subtotal: $209

Edition limited to 50 in total (25 prints in each size)

Built by Boeing in Vancouver and Canadian Vickers and Canadair in Montreal, the Canso was the amphibious version of the Catalina. Ten RCAF squadrons in Canada used this flying boat. 162 Squadron's Cansos were the only ones to sink any U-Boats, six in total. After the war the Canso was used for aerial surveying and general transport in the north, and for search and rescue.

Service Record

  • Taken on strength: August 1941
  • Struck off Strength: April 1962
  • Designer: Consolidated
  • Manufacturer: Boeing Canada, Canadian Vickers/Canadair
  • Category: Maritime Patrol, Aerial Surveying, Transport, Search and Rescue

 Source: RCAF Centennial Timeline

This limited edition fine art print featuring the Model 28 Canso (circa 1944)—and our entire RCAF 100th Centennial Collection—is perfect for collectors and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. By purchasing this, you will also be supporting the RCAF and its personnel, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the RCAF Centennial Fund.

Artist's Note

This photorealistic painting is my artistic interpretation of an aircraft of this type. As I create my pieces, I draw inspiration from multiple sources, adding details with a creative lens. This particular image is a composite concept of that process. The dates shown on each piece indicate when the aircraft was “taken on strength.” The paint colour and markings on this piece are not meant to accurately depict the aircraft when it came into service. Most aircraft were in service for many years and assigned to various theatres of operation and squadrons. Ultimately, my final conceptual renderings may not—in fact, most often—are not 100% historically accurate. The RCAF 100th Centennial identifier signifies that the Royal Canadian Air Force approves this reproduction.

    Paper & Inks

    Paper and ink qualities

    Our prints feature high resolution, detailed images which we reproduce using high quality, museum-grade, UV protected inks on a carefully selected fine art photo paper. The inks colour brilliance and the paper's durable smooth matte finish promise unparalleled reproduction performance and prints that will last a lifetime.


    Heavy 16 mil base  |  Warm white  |  Millions of colours   |  Low water resistance  |  200 year fade resistance 

    Actual appearance versus Website appearance

    When you view our prints online, they can look different on each computer, tablet or phone you view them from. Technology differences are beyond our control, meaning we cannot absolutely guarantee what you view online and what you receive will appear exactly as you expected. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Frames are NOT sold separately (only purchased WITH prints)

    Framing made easy (and affordable)

    We hear it all the time... people love to buy art but often decide against it because the cost of framing is an extra expensive. Not at ManMade Art. We founded our store on the principle that high-quality art should be affordable, and  we continue to stand by that by offering quality framing at a reasonable price. 

    ManMade Art's custom-made, gallery-style frames are made in Canada and include materials 100% sourced from Canadian businesses.

    Solid Wood Construction

    Ordering your items in frames ensures you unwrap your order ready to hang! Our limited edition products all ship in frames crafted from solid wood and finished with a low-lustre matte black lacquer.

    Thick acrylic glazing

    Each order is framed behind acrylic, also known as 'plexiglass. Using acrylic ensures your order reaches you safely and unbroken. Acrylic has the same, if not higher, optical clarity as glass. And, unlike big-box store frames that typically use paper-thin acrylic, our glazing is 2mm thick—equal to the thickness of standard framing glass or roughly the thickness of two dimes. 

    ManMade to Order (and hang)

    Every order is installed in its frame with sturdy, rigid framing points and sealed with an acid-free backing sheet that protects your art from infiltrating dust and insects. Combined with a sawtooth hanger and silicone bumpers, your piece will hang perfectly without marking or discolouring your walls.

    Product Dimensions

    This size guide helps you to find out the exact outer measurements of all ManMade Art prints and frames available in our store.

    Format Specified Size Print Size (Trimmed) Outer Frame Size
    Rectangular 11" x 14" 11" x 14" 12.5" x 15.5"
    16" x 20" 16" x 20" 17.5" 21.5"
    Square 12.5"x12.5" 12.5"x12.5" 14" x 14"
    16" x 16" 16" x 16" 17.5" x 17.5"
    Panoramic 10" x 27.5" 10" x 27.5" 11.5" x 29"

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    Orders of 1 item or under $100 ship anywhere in Canada for a flat rate of $9, or the anywhere in the continental US for $12. 

    Delivery Time

    Please allow us 1–3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) to process, print, frame and package your order. Shipping times vary depending on your location, however, most orders reach their destination in 1-3 business days.

    Pre-inspection before shipping

    We stand by our products. Each print and frame is inspected for printing defects or damages as it is packaged for shipping. We will not ship prints or framed art we would not be proud to hang on our walls.  

    Damaged in transit

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    Packaging care and materials

    Every ManMade Art order leaves our studio in packaging custom made for our products, ensuring it arrives in excellent condition. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in transit. If your order arrives damaged, we will replace it. We only ask that you provide photos of the packaging and item damages so we can assess what happened during shipping. 

    Shipping policy and terms

    Please double-check your shipping address and ensure it can be received at your specified address (residence or business). If, for some reason, delivery is denied to the correct address, fear not, we will help you find your order. If we give the shipper the wrong delivery address, we will pay for any extra shipping charges associated with the error. If it is hopelessly lost for reasons beyond our control, unfortunately, we'll have to share the new shipping costs based on our standard rates. Repeat free shipping is a one-time offer not available in these situations.