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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

188701

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-9-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in February 1995, still there in May 2005 and in 2008.  Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside.  Still there in June 2011.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188702

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

101

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 July 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and No. 409 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, dates not known.  Reported with No. 410 Squadron in February 1995.  Was to be mounted on pole at CFB Cold Lake, but was dropped during installation in 2005.  Wreckage still stored at Cold Lake in May 2006.  Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, being used for spares.  Still in storage in March 2011.  Remains of fuselage stored outdoors at Mountain View by June 2011.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188703

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

104

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 July 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and No. 441 Squadrons, dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in 1995, probably for overhaul.  With No. 425 Squadron at Cold Lake in July 2005 and in March 2008.  Based out of Lake Simcoe Airport in June 2008, to take part in CFB Borden air show on 21 June 2008.  In special paint scheme by then, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NORAD.  To UK in July 2008, for Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford.  At CNE air show in August 2008, still in special paint.  At NAS Oceana air show in October 2008, operated by 425 Squadron.  Still in 425 Squadron markings in June 2011.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188704

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 August 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered.  With 410 Squadron when it crashed at Seibert Lake near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 11 January 1989, during an airlift support mission.  Pilot Capt. W.W. Niemi killed.

 

last date: 30 March 1993 - Struck off, after crash

188705

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

116

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 August 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron in 1990s.  Stored at Canadair in February 1995.  At Cold Lake in No. 425 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  At Cold Lake, operated by No. 409 (TF) Squadron in April 2007.  Category C damage on 4 September 2008.  Severe vibrations on first touchdown, leading to a go-around.  Left main landing gear slowly collapsed on second touchdown.  Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, being used for spares.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188706

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

121

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 August 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in late 1990s.  With No. 441 Squadron, dates not known.  At CFB Borden by August 2006, as a training aid.  Reported stored at CFB Bagotville in 2011.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188707

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

126

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 September 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  With No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in late 1990s.  With No. 433 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, PQ in late 1990s.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake, dates not known.  To CFB Borden, Ontario in 2003, for use as training aid.  Still there in 2008.  On display at Borden air show in June 2010.  On display in Museum at Borden by June 2012.

188708

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

130

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 September 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  With No. 410, 409 and 425 Squadrons, dates not known.  With No. 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Reported in use by Bae Systems at Williamtown, Australia in July 2007, as an engineering aid.

188709

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

134

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 September 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1990.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  On display at Mildenhall, UK air show in 1992, in 439 Squadron markings.  With No. 433 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, PQ in late 1990s.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, dates not known.  With No. 425 Squadron at Bagotville in April 2007.  Took part in St. Thomas air show in June 2009.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188710

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 September 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  With No. 409 and 425 Squadrons, dates not known.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron in February 1995, and in 416 Squadron markings in April 2006.  Based out of Lake Simcoe Airport in June 2008, to take part in CFB Borden air show on 21 June 2008.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 410 Squadron.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188711

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

141

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 November 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 409 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Took part in 2006 Abbotsford air show, August 2006, with maple leaf paint scheme on tail.  Still with 425 Squadron in April 2007, in special colour scheme.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188712

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

145

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 November 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  First delivered to No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  At CFB Cold Lake with No. 416 Squadron markings and special paint scheme, in April 2006.  With No. 409, 425 and 416 Squadrons, dates not known.  Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside.  Still in storage in March 2011.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188713

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

148

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 November 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Crashed shortly after take-off from the Oregon ANG base at Kingsley Field, near Klamath Falls, on 15 June 1995.  Pilot, Capt. Alex Day, ejected safely.

 

last date: 15 June 1995 - Crashed, see comments.

188714

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

153

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 November 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  First delivered to No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  Crashed just east of Primrose Lake, in Saskatchewan, during training exercise on 5 July 1995, pilot Capt. R.B.G. Bailey killed.

 

last date: 5 July 1995 - Lost in a crash

188715

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

156

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  First Canadian Forces Hornet loss, when it crashed at Cold Lake on 12 April 1984, killing Capt. G.C. Milligan.  With 410 Squadron at this time.

 

last date: 28 May 1985 - Struck off

188716

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

164

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 February 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  With No. 410, 409 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in August 2005.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188717

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

168

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 February 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ when it crashed into Malpeque Bay during take off from CFB Summerside, PEI on 24 May 1986.  Capt. T. de Koninck killed.

 

last date: 22 February 1988 - Struck off after crash

188718

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 February 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  With No. 410, 409 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Operated by No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in special paint scheme for 75th anniversary of the RCAF.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  With No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake when it intercepted a Tu-95M over the Arctic on 5 September 2007.  Reported with No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in October 2007.  Operated by 409 Squadron in October 2009.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188719

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

178

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 March 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  With No. 409, 425 and 410 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Category B damage in an in-flight fire on 25 January 1989.  Rebuilt by Canadair using aft fuselage from ex USN F-18 BuNo 161721.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Took part in 2005 Canadian National Exposition air show.  Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show.  Special paint scheme that year, including large "waving" flag on vertical tail.  Struck airport boundary fence during go-around at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida on 5 February 2006.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 8 July 2006.  Took part in St. Thomas, Ontario air show June 2007, in special paint scheme to commemorate 25th anniversary of introduction of this type to the CF.  On display at Nellis AFB in July 2007.  On display at Abbotsford, BC air show, August 2007, still in special markings.  At Cape Cod air show, 25 August 2007.  Took part in Canadian International Air Show, September 2007.  On display at Nellis AFB air show on 10 November 2007, in 410 Squadron markings.  Received special paint scheme to commemorate 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, at Bagotville in early 2009.  On display at Beaufort MCAS, South Carolina air show in June 2009.  On display at CFB Trenton air show in July 2009.  Reported withdrawn from use in 2011.  Delivered to Air Force Museum in Calgary, Alberta by October 2014, still in special markings.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188720

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

181

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 March 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered.  With No. 409, 433 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Carried special paint scheme in 2001 for 30th anniversary of No. 1 Air Maintenance Squadron.  Took part in Tiger Meet at Cold Lake in 2003, in special paint scheme.  Took part in the 2006 Canadian International Air Show, at Toronto on 1, 2 and 3 September 2006.  Suffered catastrophic failure of left hand engine during air to ground training at Bagotville on 16 May 2007, operated by No. 425 Squadron.  Missing hardware in inlet guide vane arms resulted in low pressure turbine disk separating, with most of it leaving the aircraft.  Returned to Bagotville single engine, using afterburner to maintain altitude, and landed without further damage.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188721

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

185

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 March 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  With 425 Squadron when it crashed on 21 September 1987.  Engine fire on take off at CFB Bagotville, Major M. Stacey ejected safely.  By 1990 with Aerospace Maintenance Development Unit at CFD Mountain View, Ontario, being used for spare parts.  Reported at Aerospace & Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at CFB Trenton as training aid, fuselage only, October 2005.

 

last date:  -

188722

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 April 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  With No. 409 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995 and in June 2001.  Reported withdrawn from use by end of 2001.

188723

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

192

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991, operated by No. 439 Squadron.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  On display at Chievries, France air show in August 1991.  With No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1994, with special paint scheme for 70th anniversary of the RCAF.  Still with this unit in February 1995.  At Cold Lake in May 2004, operated by No. 416 Squadron.  Reported inactive at Bagotville in June 2011.  Loaned to the Peterson AFB Air and Space Museum at Colorado Springs, on display there by November 2015.

188724

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

196

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  With No. 425, 410 and 441 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Painted in special checkerboard scheme designed by Robert Thomson, while serving with No. 441 Squadron.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, still with these markings, in April 2006.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010, used as a training aid.

188725

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

199

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail.  Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside.  Still in storage in March 2011.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188726

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

206

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 July 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 Squadron from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta when it crashed on take off from Inuvik, NWT on 21 January 1990.  Was based there for cruise missile exercises.  Pilot Capt. R. Corver ejected but died on 29 January 1990.  In controlled cannibalization from February 1990, being used as a source of spare parts.

 

last date: 18 May 1994 - Struck off

188727

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

210

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 July 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Stored at Bombardier, at Mirabel airport, in June 2001.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188728

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

219

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 August 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  At Cold Lake in May 2007, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in October 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 410 Squadron.  On display at El Paso air show in October 2012, in 425 Squadron markings.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,163 airframe hours.

188729

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

226

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1990.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP upgrade.  At Cold Lake in June 2007.  With No. 425 Squadron in May 2009.  Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009.  Reported operated by No. 410 Squadron when it made a low and over at Pearson Airport, Toronto on 15 May 2010.  At Pearson Airport again on 1 March 2012.  Seen at Calgary airport on 7 September 2015.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 4,813 airframe hours.

188730

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

232

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany c.1990.  With No. 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995 and in June 2007.  Carried special paint scheme for 130th anniversary of Confederation in 1997.  Seen at Windsor airport in June 2010, performing flybys during Red Bull air races, operated by No. 425 Squadron.  Still with 425 Squadron on June 2011.  Visited Pearson Airport at Toronto in April 2013, operated by 425 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,564 airframe hours.

188731

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

237

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Reported in storage at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP upgrade.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2006.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in June 2007, in special 409 Squadron paint scheme.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in December 2008.  Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Still at Cold Lake in June 2011.  With No. 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,408 airframe hours.

188732

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

240

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  With No. 416 Squadron when it crashed and was destroyed near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta during Maple Flag mission on 26 May 2003.  Apparently lost control, performed several uncommanded high rate rolls, during return to base as part of 4 plane flight.  From accident report: "The investigation team believes the accident flight profile was created by a flight control malfunction of the left horizontal stabilator which abruptly deflected to a full trailing edge down position, sending the aircraft into a violent, high negative G barrel roll to the right. It is believed the pilot was able to momentarily stop the aircraft's rolling motion near wings level, however... by the time the ejection was initiated, the aircraft had resumed the negative G roll to the right."  Pilot Capt. K.L. Naismith killed during ejection, first CF fatality during a CF-18 ejection.

 

last date: 26 May 2003 - Crashed, see comments

188733

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

244

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1990.  Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  On display at Royal International Air Tattoo, UK in 2000.  With No. 4 Wing (No. 416 and 441 Squadrons) at that time.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  In use at Cold Lake for battle damage repair training in 2010.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188734

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

249

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered.  With No. 416 Squadron, and with No. 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, PQ, dates unknown.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  With No. 433 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in July 2005. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  Operated by No. 425 Squadron in June 2011.  Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe.  In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,501 airframe hours.

188735

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

254

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered.  Received ECP avionics update.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 (TF)P Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007.  Reported with No. 425 Squadron in October 2007.  Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,937 airframe hours.

188736

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

265

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  Arrived at Pearson International Airport (Toronto) on 28 January 2006.  Call sign "Lynx 222", probably with No. 416 Squadron.  Declared u/s, did not leave until 5 February.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  On display at Edmonton Grand Prix, July 2007.  Operated by No. 409 (TF)P Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007.  Still with this Squadron when it visited Edmonton International Airport on 31 May 2009.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Deployed to Italy in spring of 2011, for operations over Libya.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,081 airframe hours.

188737

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

269

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered.  With No. 409 Squadron when it crashed during formation takeoff at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 4 June 1985.  Ran off end of runway in attempted abort.  Lt. Col. D. Kenny ejected safely.  Became instructional airframe A 854 on 10 October 1985, used at Cold Lake.  Later classed as 845C.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in February 1995, when it was reported that the forward fuselage would be going to the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine at Downsview, Ontario.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188738

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

275

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 March 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Category B damage in mid-air with 188776 in August 1992.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP upgrade.  Operated by No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in May 2006, still there in 2009.  Solo demonstration aircraft for 2010 season, received special paint scheme at Bagotville by April 2010, commemorating 100th anniversary of RCN.  Performed in Borden air show in June 2010.  Crashed during airshow practice at Lethbridge, Alberta on 23 July 2010.  Pilot ejected safely after engine failure during low speed high angle of attack pass.  Pilot became tangled in chute lines on touchdown, but was dragged by wind in to a group of Canadian Forces Sky Hawks demonstration jumpers who had been watching the fly past.  They are credited with stopping the pilot and applying immediate first aid.  Investigation determined that crash resulted from failure of one engine to respond to throttle movement, due to a stuck piston within the fuel control unit.

 

last date: 23 July 2010 - Lost in a crash

188739

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

284

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  With No. 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006.  Used "Beaver" radio call sign.  Returned to Canada on 7 April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route.  Visited Person International Airport (Toronto) on 6 July 2007, in No. 425 Squadron markings. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  To Iceland in March 2013 as part of Operation Ignition (rotating air defense detachment under NATO).  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,485 airframe hours.

188740

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

290

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  On display at Chievries, France air show in August 1991.  Also operated by No. 439 Squadron in Germany.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP and ECP-II avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Believed to be used by No. 416 Squadron at this time.  Operated by No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007.  Took part in 2009 Canadian National Air Show at Toronto.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,248 airframe hours.

188741

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

296

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron in 1980s.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  Took part in destruction of Iraqi patrol boat TNC-45, later received "kill" marking.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Reported stored at Canadair in February 1995.  Operated by No. 416 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in August 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,587 airframe hours.

188742

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

301

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 May 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  With No. 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006.  Used "Beaver" radio call sign.  Returned to Canada April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route.  Visited Cold Lake with 425 Squadron in late May 2006.  Took part in RIMPAC 2006 in July 2006.  Still with 425 Squadron on September 2009.  Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings.  Visited Pearson Airport at Toronto in April 2013, operated by 425 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,174 airframe hours.

188743

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

307

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 May 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007.  Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Still with this Squadron when it visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 11 August 2012.  With No. 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,430 airframe hours.

188744

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

312

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 May 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Being operated by Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight at China Lake, California on 27 October 2006, when it experienced a near miss with CF-188 188747.  Investigation cited hurried briefing after last minute crew changes in multi-ship mission over China Lake range.  At CFB Bagotville, PQ in October 2007.  Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 410 Squadron.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 11 June 2011.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,098 airframe hours.

188745

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

318

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 July 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 439 Squadron, part of 1st Canadian Air Division, at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Later with 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Still at Bagotville in February 1995.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2005.  Crashed 16 August 2005 in Saguenay Training Area, near CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Departed controlled flight during Basic Fighter Manoeuvres training, entered flat spin.  Capt. C. Marks ejected safely, picked up by Griffon of 439 Squadron.  Spin believed to have resulted from exceeding angle of attack limits with asymmetrical wing fuel load.  Accident report recommended improved training and software modifications for high angle of attack maneuvering.

 

last date: 16 August 2005 - Lost in a crash

188746

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

329

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 July 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron but without squadron markings, in April 2006.  Still there in June 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  To Italy in early 2011 for operations over Libya.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,826 airframe hours.

188747

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

333

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also with No. 439 Squadron in Europe, dates not known.  With No. 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Believed to be operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at this time.  Being operated by Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight at China Lake, California on 27 October 2006, when it experienced a near miss with CF-188 188744.  Investigation sited hurried briefing after last minute crew changes in multi-ship mission over China Lake range.  With No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake, dates not known.  Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,294 airframe hours.

188748

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

344

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Reported deployed to Gulf for Desert Cat detachment.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  Still with No. 425 Squadron at Bagotville when it was displayed at the Cape Cod air show, August 2007.  On display at Bombardier family day at Downsview, September 2007.  Still with 425 Squadron in July 2011.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,311 airframe hours.

188749

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

352

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 September 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered.  With No. 416 and 410 Squadrons in 1980s, exact dates not known.  With No. 439 Squadron in Germany in early 1990s.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Still at Cold Lake in September 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 410 Squadron.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 11 June 2011.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,508 airframe hours.


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