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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

188750

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

357

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 September 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.  Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990.  With No. 439 Squadron in Germany in early 1990s.  With No. 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ 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.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron but without squadron markings, in April 2006.  On display at Edmonton Grand Prix, July 2007, reported to be operated by No. 409 (TF) Squadron.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 410 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,251 airframe hours.

188751

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

362

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 November 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.  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. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  At CFB Bagotville, PQ in June 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  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 6,096 airframe hours.

188752

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

366

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 November 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.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995, still there in September 2003.    At NAS Oceana air show in October 2008, operated by 425 Squadron.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  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 6,324 airframe hours.

188753

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

372

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 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.  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. 10 Field Technical Training Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995, probably as a training aid.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  At Cold Lake with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Took part in March AFB air show on 29 April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in October 2007.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto February 2009, operating with call sign NTMR75.  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 5,870 airframe hours.

188754

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

377

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 November 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.  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. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Served at Aviano, Italy, in 1999 for UN operations over the former Yugoslavia.  Returned to Canada before end of conflict.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in June 2007.  Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,134 airframe hours.

188755

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

384

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 January 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Used for fatigue tests, reported stored at Canadair in February 1995, being used as source of spare parts.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006.  Reported stored in pieces at Cold Lake in May 2010.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188756

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

388

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 January 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  Seen at Farnborough, UK in September 1988, in 1st Canadian Air Division Markings.  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. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in December 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail.  Still with 425 Squadron in May 2009.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in July 2012.  Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings.  Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe.  In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength.  At Brantford air show in September 2015.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,177 airframe hours.

188757

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

394

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 February 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-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.  With No. 439 Squadron in Germany with Tiger markings, exact date not known.  With No. 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, operated by No. 441 Squadron but without squadron markings, in January and April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake on May 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,165 airframe hours.

188758

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

401

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 February 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-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. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in July 2007.  Visited Windsor, Ontario in June 2009, in 425 Squadron markings.  On display at Windsor air show in August 2010.  Still with 425 Squadron in June 2011.  Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,909 airframe hours.

188759

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

405

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 March 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust.  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. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Visited Person International Airport (Toronto) on 6 July 2007, in No. 425 Squadron markings.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,619 airframe hours.

188760

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

409

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 March 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also operated by No. 439 Squadron in Europe, dates unknown.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007.  At CNE air show in August 2008.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  With No. 425 Squadron at Bagotville in July 2011.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,902 airframe hours.

188761

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

417

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered.  With No. 439 Squadron in Europe, dates unknown.  Damaged on aborted takeoff from USAF Alconbury, UK on 20 October 1987.  Capt. D.A. Friedt ejected.  Reported initially as Category A, but repaired in Europe by DASA at Manching and No. 1 Air Maintenance Squadron, back to 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany by 1993.  Reportedly received second hand wings purchased from Australia and a nose section obtained from Spain.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  Lost control landing on wet runway at Yellowknife, NWT on 19 June 2004.  Ground looped, remaining upright, but pilot ejected and was injured.  One missile came loose.  Category D damage.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Seen at Pearson Airport, Toronto on 19 July 2007, in 409 Squadron markings, including special markings on tail.  Seen at Creech AFB in Nevada in September 2009.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Seen at CFB Winnipeg in June 2012.  Underwent major overhaul and structural modification in 2012, scheduled to return to Cold Lake in Spring of 2103.  Display aircraft for 2105, received special Battle of Britain markings, carrying No. 1 Squadron code "YO*H".  Took part in Abbotsford air show in August 2015, with No. 425 Squadron markings.  Took part in Canadian National Air Show in September 2015, spent several weeks u/s at Pearson Airport afterwards, returning to Bagotville on 8 October 2015.  Took part in Thunderbay air show in November 2015.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 3,990 airframe hours. Took part in Borden air show on 11 June 2016.

188762

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

429

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s.  Carried special markings for 410 Squadron's 50th anniversary on 1993.  Still with 410 Squadron in February 1995.  Carried special markings in 1997 for closing of Fighter Group on the left side, and 410 Squadron cougar markings on right side.  Used at numerous airshows that year.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in May 2006.  On display at CFB Trenton air show in July 2009.  Still with 425 Squadron in June 2011.  Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,126 airframe hours.

188763

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

433

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 May 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  With No. 439 Squadron in Europe, exact dates not known.  Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust.  Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  AT CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in September 2003.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville in July 2011.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,096 airframe hours.

188764

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

440

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 June 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron in 10980s or 1990s, exact dates not known.  Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991, operated by No. 439 Squadron.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Severe damage during crash-landing following attempted go-around in bad weather at Andrews AFB, Maryland, on 19 October 1996.  Reported in storage at Bagotville June 2007.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

188765

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

452

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  With 1 Canadian Air Division, CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany, operated by No. 439 Squadron.  Lost in mid-air with 188779 over Karlsruhe, Germany on 17 April 1990.  Pilot Capt. T. Leuty killed in initial impact, body found in wreckage.

 

last date: 22 May 1991 - Struck off

188766

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

457

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At Cold Lake with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,021 airframe hours.

188767

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

463

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  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. 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  On display at Edmonton Grand Prix, July 2007.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in September 2007.  Flown to Mirabel for Phase II ECP updates, February 2008.  Lost rudder while descending for refueling stop at Thunder Bay, Ontario on 15 February 2008, repaired on site.  Visited Dorval, PQ in August 2008.  Seen in No. 425 Squadron markings, no date.  Reported with 409 Squadron in June 2011.  Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,649 airframe hours.

188768

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

468

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 July 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered.  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 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  With 3 Wing at Bagotville when it crashed on takeoff from Iqaluit, Nunavut on 14 August 1996.  Pilot ejected safely.

 

last date: 14 August 196 - Lost in a crash

188769

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

485

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 September 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  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. 439 Squadron at Baden in Germany in 1993, in special Tiger paint scheme.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995, still there in June 2002.  At Dayton, Ohio air show in July 2008, still in 425 Squadron markings.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,649 airframe hours.

188770

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

491

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 September 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered.  Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 2007.  Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  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 6,160 airframe hours.

188771

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

498

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 and 410 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  With 4 Wing when it was damaged on 20 November 1996.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 24 February 2006.  With No. 425 Squadron at that time.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 425 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Still with 425 Squadron in October 2007 and July 2010.  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 Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,184 airframe hours.

188772

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

502

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron when it crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island on 22 April 1990, from high altitude during training exercise.  Pilot Capt. H.R. Tucker, 441 Squadron, killed.

 

last date: 22 April 1990 - Lost in a crash

188773

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

508

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 Squadron when it crashed into 10,000 foot level of mountain on Vancouver Island (or nearby Bunsby Island?) on 5 April 1988, during SAR mission.  Launched in bad weather to locate missing fishing boat, had located it off west coast of Vancouver Island and forwarded position just before crash.  Pilot Capt. M. Erikson killed.

 

last date: 18 September 1981 - Struck off

188774

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

512

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 November 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered.  With No. 441, 425, 433 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at Bagotville in June 2006.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in September 2010.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,893 airframe hours.

188775

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

519

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 December 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  With No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,530 airframe hours.

188776

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

525

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 December 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1991 and 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  To Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to participate in Exercise Combat Hammer in December 2006, with No. 409 (TF) Squadron.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,687 airframe hours.

188777

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

531

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 January 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007.  With No. 425 Squadron at Bagotville in May 2009.  Seen in 409 Squadron markings in 2010.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,452 airframe hours.

188778

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

537

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 January 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 Squadron, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  With No. 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in April 2007.  Reported on the Internet as parked at CFB Trenton in July 2008 and October 2008, reserved for RCAF Museum, but this was probably ex USN 160778.  With No. 409 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2009.  Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,593 airframe hours.

188779

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

543

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 February 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  With 1 Canadian Air Division, CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany, operated by No. 439 Squadron.  Lost in mid-air with 188765 over Karlsruhe, Germany on 17 April 1990.  Pilot Capt. R. Decoste ejected and landed in traffic on Sud-Tangente highway.

 

last date: 22 May 1991 - Struck off

188780

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

547

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 February 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and with No. 441 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 416 Squadron 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.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Visited Pearson Airport (Toronto) on 15 December 2006, as "Nightmare 48", operated by the recently reformed No. 409 "Nighthawks" Squadron from Cold Lake.  At Pearson again on 20 October 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  To Italy in spring of 2011, for operations over Libya.  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 6,555 airframe hours.

188781

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

556

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 Squadron, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  With No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With No. 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1994, when it received special paint scheme for the Squadron's 50 th anniversary, including invasion stripes and Second World War style code of "JE-J".  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 8 July 2006.  Took part in the 2006 Canadian International Air Show, at Toronto on 1, 2 and 3 September 2006.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at Bagotville in August 2007.  Took part in Canadian International Air Show, September 2007.  Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then.  Still with 425 Squadron in September 2010.  Received special paint scheme in spring of 2012, to be the RCAF flight demonstration aircraft for 2012.  Took part in flying display at Borden air show in June 2012.  Took part in Canadian National Airshow at Toronto in September 2012.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,715 airframe hours.

188782

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

562

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s.  Served at Baden Soellingen, Germany with No. 439 Squadron.  Deployed to Gulf for Desert Cat detachment in 1990.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  With 433e Escadrille at Bagotville in August 2003.  Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario on 5 to 10 October 2005.  Back again (or still there?) on 13 October 2005.  Arrived at Pearson airport on 1 September 2006 to replace a CF-18 that had arrived earlier for Canadian International Air Show, but went u/s.  On static display at Downsview, Ontario from 25 May 2007, part of DHC-2 Beaver 60th anniversary events.  Operated by No. 425 Squadron in May 2010.  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 7,112 airframe hours.

188783

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

567

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 April 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.    With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988, still there in February 1995, still there in August 2003.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto, on 21/22 February 2007.  Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then.  Seen at Sydney, NS on 11 March 2009. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010.  With No. 425 Squadron in June 2011.  Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK.  Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,499 airframe hours.

188784

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

574

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 April 1947 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  Based at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and Bagotville, PQ in 1980s and 1990s.  With No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988.  Damaged on 3 May 1994, no details.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  Air show demo aircraft 1996 to 1998, with special 425 Escadrille markings.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  With No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007 and May 2010.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,687 airframe hours.

188785

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

581

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988, still there 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.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at Bagotville in August 2003.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 410 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 6,456 airframe hours.

188786

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

585

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988, still there in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  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.  At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail.  Still with 425 Squadron in May 2009.  Overnighted at Pearson Airport, Toronto, on 17/18 April 2011, operated by 425 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,686 airframe hours.

188787

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

593

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 June 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  Still at Bagotville in May 2006.  To Hawaii in July 2006 for exercise Rimpac 2006, operated by No. 425 Squadron.  At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail.  Still with 425 Squadron in May 2009 and in 2010.  Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 7,435 airframe hours.

188788

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

599

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 June 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988, still there in February 1995.  Received ECP upgrade.  Took part in 2005 Canadian National Exposition air show.  With No. 425 Escadrille at Bagotville in May 2006.  To UK in July 2008, for Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford.  Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then.  Operated by 425 Squadron in 2010.  Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings.  Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe.  In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength.  Visited Hamilton, Ontario on 31 October 2015.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,554 airframe hours.

188789

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

606

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 August 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988, still there in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  On display at Royal International Air Tattoo, UK in 2000.  With No. 4 Wing (No. 416 and 441 Squadrons) at that time.  Served at Aviano, Italy during NATO bombing of the Balkans.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Crashed near Cold Lake on 17 November 2010, while being operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Aircraft was being operated on a night time NVG training flight.  When pilot selected gear down he was disoriented by landing light reflecting off of falling snow.  This lead to loss of control and ejection.

 

last date: 17 November 2010 - Lost in a crash

188790

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

612

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 August 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  First with No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake.  Ferried to CFB Bagotville on 7 December 1987, for use by No. 433 Escadrille.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 425 Escadrille at Bagotville in May 2006.  Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010.  On display at Windsor air show in August 2010.  Still with 425 Squadron in June 2011.  Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,913 airframe hours.

188791

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

621

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 September 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-23-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988.  Photographed with visiting Russian MiG 29 in summer of 1990.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Visited Person International Airport (Toronto) on 6 July 2007, in No. 425 Squadron markings.  Still with 425 Squadron in May 2010.  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 6,481 airframe hours.

188792

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

631

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 September 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1980s.  With No. 441 Squadron when it crashed on the Cold Lake Weapons Range on 4 April 1990.  Capt. P.L.J. Trottier ejected.

 

last date: 4 April 1990 - Lost in a crash

188793

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

635

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 October 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ from January 1988.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006.  Reported with 409 Squadron at Cold Lake when it was displayed at the Alliance, Texas air show on 10 October 2008.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 410 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,448 airframe hours.

188794

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

646

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 October 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in June 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,182 airframe hours.

188795

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

649

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 November 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadrons and Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment in 1980s, exact dates not known.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also with No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At Cold Lake with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in March 2007.  At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 409 Squadron.  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 6,415 airframe hours.

188796

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

658

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 November 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported deployed to Gulf for Desert Cat detachment.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Back with AETE at Cold Lake by February 1995.  Used as prototype for ECP-II avionics upgrade.  Received special paint scheme in 2001 for 60th anniversary of 410 Squadron.  Carried special colour scheme c.2007, possibly part of the ECP-II program.  Still at AETE in May 2007.  Still with special paint on tail when see at El Centro, California in November 2010.  With 3 Wing, 409 Squadron, when it received special markings in January 2011 as that year's CF-18 demo aircraft.  Markings honour military families.  On display at St. Thomas, Ontario air show in June 2011.  Flew in the Canadian International Air Show at Toronto in September 2011.  Seen at McCarren airport, Los Vegas, in January 2013.  Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 4,360 airframe hours.

188797

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

661

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 December 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 416 Squadrons, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in the 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in June 2001, and in November 2006.  Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010.  Operating from Trapani Air Base in Italy on UN air strikes in Libya in 2011.  Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings.  Solo demonstration aircraft for 2013 season carrying 4 Wing special markings, operated by 425 Squadron, seen at Waterloo Air Show in spring of 2013.  On display at Hamilton International Airshow, June 2013.  Took part in Toronto airshow in August/September 2013.  Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,232 airframe hours.

188798

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

 

CF-18A

 

 

664

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 December 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 416 Squadrons, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in the 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  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.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  One of 10 CF-18s detached to Aalborg, Denmark for NATO exercise Clean Hunter, summer of 2003.   Received Category B damage at Aalborg on 25 June 2003 when arrestor hook accumulator was over-charged and exploded on the ground.  Operated by 416 Squadron at the time.  Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.


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