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NOTE:  This page lists the two seat Starfighters that survived to be-numbered by the Canadian Armed Forces in 1970.  For information on these aircraft prior to 1970, see this page.

                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

104631

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5301

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12631

 

Crashed 7 November 1974 near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 417 (ST/R) Squadron at the time.  Engine failed in flight after ingesting FOD, both pilots ejected.  Wreckage returned to Cold Lake underneath a 450 Squadron Voyageur.

 

last date: 5 May 1975 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

104632

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5302

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12632

 

Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta by No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit.  To Norway, 14 September 1973, their serial 4632.  Withdrawn from use on 19 November 1982, with 2111.6 airframe time.  Stored at Sola by the Defense Museum, later traded to US owner, registered as N104RB to RLB Aviation of Tarpon Springs, Florida on 8 March 1986.  Owned by Rick Svetkoff.  Operated by Northern Lights Aircraft Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama from 1989.  In these markings when it flew in Canadian National Exhibition air show in 2005.  Note that N104RB had been marked on an ex-USAF F-104 in the 1970s.

 

last date: 23 May 1973 - Struck off

104633

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5303

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12633

 

Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  To Norway, their serial 4633, 21 July 1973.  Taken on strength in Norway on 14 September 1973, with 1110:05 airframe time.  Withdrawn from use on 9 December 1982, with 2486.8 airframe time.  Stored at Sola, traded by Defense Museum for a Lodestar.  To US civil register as N104RJ.  Restored by Combat Jet & Aerospace Museum of Chino, California 1986 to 1987.  Operated by the Combat Jets Flying Museum, of Houston, Texas from August 1987.  First flight on 11 November 1987.  From 20 August 1999 registered as N104 to Fuel Fresh Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona.  Seen at Williams-Gateway Airport, Arizona in February 2007. Also reported as N104RD, but this is ex 104850 (which see).  Seen at Scottsdale, Arizona on 24 October 2009.  Still at Williams Gateway Airport in 2010.

 

last date: 23 May 1973 - Struck off

104634

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5304

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12634

 

Served with No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Ferried from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta to Europe in Operation Starleap, July 1983.  Served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  Became repair instructional airframe 821C on 20 December 1983, still at CFB Baden-Solleingen in February 1995.  Rear fuselage reported on ex-Turkish AF 104638, in museum in Czech Republic in 2005.

 

last date: 13 November 1992 - Struck off

104636

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5306

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12636

 

Served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  To Turkey 18 March 1986, their serial number 62-636.

 

last date: 11 March 1986 - Struck off.

104637

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5307

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12637

 

Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  To Norway, their serial 637, 15 June 1973.  Taken on strength in Norway with 1392:25 airframe time.  Withdrawn from use on 14 March 1983.  Flew last Norwegian Starfighter mission, flown by General O. Aamoth on 22 April 1983.  To Norwegian Defense Museum in Bodo, where mechanics of 334 Squadron kept the aircraft in taxiing condition for several years.  Displayed at the Museum from 1993 to 2002.  Being evaluated c. 2005 for possible return to flight status.  Reported as engine ground run in 2007.  Taxi tests commenced June 2008.  In storage at Bodo in late 2012.

 

last date: 23 May 1973 - Struck off

104638

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5308

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12638

 

With No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta when it took part in Moose Jaw air show in 1973.  Ferried from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta to Europe in Operation Starleap, July 1983.   Later served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  To Turkey, their serial number 62-638, 7 May 1986.  Reported in museum in Czech Republic in 2005, with rear fuselage of 104634.  Original rear fuselage reported on 104750, preserved in Ota, Portugal.

 

last date: 24 April 1986 - Struck off

104639

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5309

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12639

 

With No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1976.  Served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  Repair instructional airframe 856C at CFB Baden-Sollingen from 13 May 1986.  Still there in February 1995.

 

last date: 13 November 1992 - Struck off.

104640

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5310

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12640

 

Mid-air with 104647 on 3 December 1982, while on a formation proficiency mission.  With No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake at that time.  Capt. D.R. Owen killed.

 

last date: 23 November 1983 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

104641

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5311

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12641

 

Used by No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Later used as instructional airframe 876C from 10 August 1987, also marked 210AC for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training.  In storage at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in February 1995.  On pedestal at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario from c.2000.  On loan to museum, still on CF books.  Mounted vertically on pole at entrance to Museum.

104642

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5312

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12642

 

Ferried from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta to Europe in Operation Starleap, July 1983.  Served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  To Turkey, their serial 62-642, on 18 March 1986.

 

last date: 11 March 1986 - Struck off

104643

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5313

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12643

 

Used by No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Later used as instructional airframe 877C from 10 August 1987, then marked 211AC for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training.  In storage at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in February 1995.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007, marked 877C.

 

last date: c.2007 - Struck off, sold

104644

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5314

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12644

 

Used by No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Became instructional airframe 852C on 4 September 1985, later marked 011AC for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training.  In storage at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in February 1995.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007, marked 852C.

 

last date: c.2007 - Struck off, sold

104645

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5315

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12645

 

Used by No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Later became instructional airframe 878C, also marked 212AC for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training.  In storage at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in February 1995.  Preserved, on display at the Canadian Museum Of Flight at Langley, BC in 2005.  Received from Comox Museum in exchange for H-21B.  Still there in late 2009.

 

last date: c.2005 - Struck off, to museum

104646

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5316

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12646

 

Used by No. 448 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With the Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment when it undertook the last official CF Starfighter flight, ferry from Cold Lake to Mountain View, on 17 October 1983.  Later became instructional airframe 844C from 7 May 1985.  At RCAF Memorial Museum Trenton, Ontario by April 1995, still owned by Department of Defence.  Still there in 2009.

104647

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5317

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12647

 

Mid-air with 104640 on 3 December 1982.  Pilot J.L.A. Tremblay did not eject and was killed.  With No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta at that time.

 

last date: 23 November 1983 - Struck off after crash, see details.

104648

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5318

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12648

 

Served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  Became repair instructional airframe 857C on 13 May 1986, also marked 583A - 5318.  Still at CFB Baden-Sollingen in February 1995.  To Turkish AF, date unknown.  Reported at Musee Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, France in 1998.  On display in Zruc Museum, Czech Republic in 2005, with tail from 104634.

 

last date: 13 November 1992 - Struck off.

104649

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5319

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12649

 

With No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta when it crashed on 17 November 1977.  Aircraft struck ground during air combat training.  Capt. D.B. Breen and Capt. W.D. Card killed.

 

last date: 6 June 1979 - Struck off

104650

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5320

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12650

 

Ferried from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta to Europe in Operation Starleap, July 1983.  Served with Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  To Turkey in 1986, for spare parts.

 

last date: 8 April 1986 - Struck off.

104651

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5321

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12651

 

With No. 417 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta when it crashed on 24 June 1980.  Engine stalled and failed after ingesting bird.  Captains R. Wall (CF) and H. Riedel (Luftwaffe) ejected.

 

last date: 25 November 1980 - Struck off

104652

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 1

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5322

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12652

 

Used by Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Became repair instructional airframe 823C on 23 March 1984.  Preserved, displayed at Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, Toronto, Ontario by April 1995, still there in 2009.  Still on CF books.

104653

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5323

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12653

 

With No. 439 (ST/R) Squadron in Germany in 1972, in natural metal finish.  With No. 1 Canadian Air Division in Europe in 1976, in overall olive drab finish.  With Canadian Air Group, later as repair instructional airframe 822C from 20 December 1983, at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  Still there in February 1995.

 

last date: 13 November 1992 - Struck off

104654

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5324

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12654

 

To Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick, UK when struck off.  Probably had been at CFB Baden-Sollingen prior to this.  To Denmark as RT-654 on 16 March 1972.  To Air Force Technical School at Vaerlose from 1983, as training aid.  Cockpit section removed fall 2006 and sent to museum in Egeskov, Denmark.  Remained of airframe scrapped at Bjerringbro, Denmark by November 2006.

 

last date: 25 November 1971 - Struck off.

104655

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5325

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12655

 

With Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany when struck off.  To Denmark as RT-655 on 22 February 1972.  Displayed at air show in Leuchars, Scotland in September 1982.  Used for battle damage repair training at Karup Air Base from 1986.  Sold to scrap dealer at Bjerringbro, Denmark in 2006 or 2007.  The dealer intends to display the aircraft, and wings had been re-attached by May 2007.

 

last date: 23 February 1972 - Struck off

104656

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5326

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12656

 

Visited RAF Upper Hayford, UK on 12 March 1976.  With No. 421 Squadron, Canadian Air Group, in Europe when it crashed on 4 March 1977.  Aircraft struck the ground during air combat training.  Both pilots killed.

 

last date: 20 July 1977 - Struck off

104657

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5327

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12657

 

To Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick, Scotland.  Had been with Canadian Air Group in Germany prior to this.  To Denmark as RT-657 on 24 November 1971.  Withdrawn from use in 1986.  Reported preserved, displayed at Danish Aviation Museum at Billund Airbase, Denmark.  Moved 14 March 2004 to Central Workshop at Aalborg, where it is now a gate guardian.  Painted high gloss grey at that time, but had served in natural metal finish.  Still there in February 2008.

 

last date: 25 November 1971 - Struck off

104658

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5328

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12658

 

Suffered compressor stall after FOD ingestion, and engine failure during climb out on flight to Denmark on 27 June 1975.  Pilot I. Struthers recovered to base with dead engine.  With Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany when struck off.  To Turkey, their serial 64-658, on 18 March 1986.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007, still in Turkish markings

 

last date: 11 March 1986 - Struck off

104660

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5330

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12660

 

To Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick, Scotland.  Had been with Canadian Air Group in Germany prior to this.  To Denmark as RT-660 on 20 April 1972.  Later used as a decoy at Tirstup Air Base.  Reported scrapped by October 2006.

 

last date: 24 September 1971 - Struck off

104661

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5331

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12661

 

With No. 421 Squadron when it was detached to Gilze Rijen, Holland for training exercise, May/June 1974.  In camouflage by then.  At Gilze Rijen again in 1976.  With Canadian Air Group at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany when struck off.  To Turkey, their serial 65-661, on 7 May 1986.

 

last date: 3 April 1986 - Struck off

104662

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5332

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12662

 

To Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick, Scotland.  Had been with Canadian Air Group in Germany prior to this.  To Denmark as RT-662 on 16 June 1972.  Withdrawn from use and stored in 1984.  Used for battle damage repair training at Skrydstrup from 1986.  Reported preserved, at the Central Workshop at Skrydstrup Airbase, Denmark.  Still there in 2007.

 

last date: 24 September 1971 - Struck off

104663

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5333

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12663

 

Reported spotted at Leuchers, UK as early as December 1969 with new CF serial number, not confirmed.  With 1 Canadian Air Division in Europe when it crashed on 5 November 1970.  Capt. L.A. O'Brian and Major W. Bain successfully ejected following an in flight engine failure.

 

last date: 5 November 1970 - Struck off

104664

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5334

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12664

 

To Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick, Scotland.  Had been with Canadian Air Group in Germany prior to this.  To Denmark as RT-664 on 15 May 1972.  Withdrawn from use and stored at Aalborg, Denmark in 1984.  Used there for battle damage training from 1986.  Reported stored at Aalborg in 2007.

 

last date: 15 May 1972 - Struck off

104665

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5335

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12665

 

With No. 439 Squadron, 1 Canadian Air Division in Europe when it crashed on 16 March 1981.  Part of a four plane mission to a German range.  Struck a hawk en route, resulting in engine failure.  Both pilots ejected safely.

 

last date: 30 December 1981 - Struck off

104666

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5336

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12666

 

Not popular with maintenance crews, known as "Triple Pig" and "the Jet from Hell".  Only flew 50 hours in its last four years in service.  Destroyed in takeoff abort on 5 March 1975, at CFB Baden-Sollingen, Germany.  Operated by No. 441 Squadron, 1 Canadian Air Group in Europe at that time.  Was number four in a flight to Suippes Range in France.  Main tire blew at 190 knots, aircraft reached 215 knots on the ground before abort was started.  Aircraft missed barrier, and shed pylon tanks and fuel starting  a fire.  Both crew exited aircraft after it came to a stop, without injuries.  Canopy did not jettison properly, subsequent investigations by AETE led to canopy modifications on all duals.  Parts of airframe noted on Cold Lake fire training dump in June 1994.  Cockpit section reported preserved at Cold Lake aviation museum in 2010.  Remainder of airframe may have been used for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training at Cold Lake, not confirmed.

 

last date: 17 June 1979 - Struck off

104667

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5337

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12667

 

To Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick, Scotland.  Had been with Canadian Air Group in Germany prior to this.  To Denmark as RT-667 on 5 June 1972.  Withdrawn from use and stored at Aalborg, Denmark in 1983.  Displayed at North Zealand Aviation Museum at Slangerup from 1989.  To Svedinos Bil och Flygmuseum in Ugglarp, Sweden in May 2006, displayed there in Danish markings.  Still there in June 2007.

 

last date: 5 June 1972 - Struck off

104668

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

CF-104

CF-104D Mk. 2

Starfighter

 

Model 583-04-15

583A-5338

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 July 1970 - renumbered from RCAF 12668

 

With No. 421 Squadron, 1 Canadian Air Division in Europe when it crashed on 27 October 1971.  Engine caught fire after ingesting FOD, both pilots ejected.

 

last date: 3 November 1971 - Struck off


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