Before the Snowbirds, there was the Red Knight! From 1958 until 1969, the Red Knight delighted spectators across Canada and the United States with awe-inspiring aerobatic displays.
The Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) solo jet-aerobatic performer was equipped with the T-33 Silver Star (or "T-Bird", CT-133) and later, the CT-114 Tutor, which were decked out in a bright color scheme, iconic red. These aircraft, along with the distinctive knight's helmet emblem they bore, have been colorfully recreated on this 99.99% pure silver tribute to the legendary (and much loved) Red Knight, whose show-stopping manoeuvers inspired a generation of air enthusiasts and enriched Canada's aviation heritage. Limited mintage of 6,500 coins. Comes packaged in a black clamshell beauty box from the mint with a certificate of authenticity. Obverse: The obverse features the repeating laser-engraved Red Knight emblem and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Reverse: Your coin's reverse was designed by artist David Oram and pays tribute to the Red Knight, the Royal Canadian Air Force Training Command's famous aerobatic performer from 1958 to 1969. Historical liaison was provided by authors J. To represent that timespan, the Canadair-built T-33 Silver Star is shown performing a maneuver alongside its eventual replacement, the Canadair-designed and built CT-114 Tutor (background). Accompanied by the red, gold and white Red Knight emblem, both aircraft are painted in their distinctive red color schemes of the 1960s and set against the RCAF Roundel's (pre-1965) maple leaf.
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