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Canadian Military Aircraft
Serial Numbers
RCAF 12700 to 12750
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NOTE: All the Canadian Starfighters were ordered by, and originally delivered to, the RCAF with RCAF serial numbers.  This page covers the first single seaters, during their time with the RCAF and the Canadian Forces prior to renumbering.  The histories of the survivors that received CF serial numbers in the summer of 1970 are covered on a separate page.

                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

12700

Lockheed

Lockheed, Palmdale

F-104

F-104A

Starfighter

 

 

1058

 

 

 

 

first date: March 1961 - Taken on strength, while at Lockheed.

 

Ex USAF F-104A-LO, serial number 56-770.  First flight for USAF in November 1957.  Used by USAF for testing, then to the 78th Fighter Group in California.  Later stored at Sacramento for several years. Converted by Lockheed as test bed for CF-104 avionics.  Retained F-104A structure.  Delivered by Lockheed to RCAF at Cartierville, PQ on 27 June 1963.  At Cold Lake by end of June 1963.  To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment (CEPE) at RCAF Station Uplands in 1965.  Set Canadian altitude record of 100,110 ft on 14 December 1967, flown by W/C R. A. White of CEPE, out of RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario. Later marked as CAF 104700 (which see).  Had 780 airframe hours when transferred to museum.

 

last date: June 1968 - Transferred to National Aeronautical Collection.

12701

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1001

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 March 1961 - Taken on strength at Canadair, Cartierville

 

Public rollout at Cartierville, PQ on 18 March 1961.  Assembled by Canadair, air freighted to Palmdale, California in an RCAF Hercules for first flight on 26 May 1961, by Lockheed pilot Ed Brown.  Operated at Palmdale to train RCAF instructor pilots by July 1961, after manufacturer's tests.  Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Used for early camera pod trials, c.1964.  Still at Cold Lake at Unification.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104701 (which see)

12702

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1002

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 March 1961 - Taken on strength at Canadair, Cartierville

 

Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario and Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 448 (Test) Squadron at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in 1960s.  Based at Uplands when it flew chase for 12700 on its record setting flights on 14 December 1967.  Still at Cold Lake at Unification.  Later on display in City of Cold Lake, Alberta.  (This may be 12704/104704, in false markings.)

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104702 (which see)

12703

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1003

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1961 - First flight at Cartierville

 

First Starfighter to have first flight in Canada.  Flown first by R. M. Kidd of Canadair, then by G. Reaves of Lockheed on same day.  Taken on strength 22 august 1961.  Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Later with No. 1 Wing at CFB Lahr, Germany.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104703 (which see)

12704

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1004

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1961 - First flight at Cartierville

 

Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment and No. 448 (Test) Squadron at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, throughout its RCAF career.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104704 (which see)

12705

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1005

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 November 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 448 (Test) Squadron at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104705 (which see)

12706

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1006

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  In storage at Scottish Aviation Ltd. at Prestwick in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104706 (which see)

12707

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1007

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First acceptance test flight performed 10 February 1962, aircraft rejected due to radar and INS issues.  First single seat CF-104 delivered to No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, arriving on 1 March 1962.  Stopped at Duluth, Minnesota on delivery flight.  Operating from RCAF Station Namao, due to runway work at Cold Lake, when lost on 22 May 1962.  F/L J.G. Aiken ejected just after takeoff, due to loss of thrust due to afterburner nozzle bracket failure.  First Starfighter lost with the OTU, and with the RCAF.

 

last date: 12 June 1962 - Struck off

12708

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1008

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1961 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 3 Wing at Zweibrücken, Germany when it was severely damaged in an aborted take off on 27 April 1965.

 

last date: 1 May 1965 - Struck off

12709

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1009

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 October 1961 - Taken on strength

 

First single seat CF-104 delivered to the RCAF, and initially used as a maintenance trainer.  Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 1 Wing at Lahr, Germany when it crashed on 5 September 1969, as a result of loss of control during a formation takeoff.  Capt. K.J. Chatfield ejected.

 

last date: 8 September 1969 - Struck off

12710

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1010

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 November 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 417 (ST/R) Squadron in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104710 (which see)

12711

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1011

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 February 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, arriving in March 1962.  With No. 417 (ST/R) Squadron in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104711 (which see)

12712

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1012

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Destroyed in crash north of Montreal on 25 November 1961.  Canadair test pilot B. Fleming ejected after being unable to recover from a deep stall.  Suspected misrigging of automatic pitch control system.  Taken on strength after crash for accounting reasons.  This was first Canadian built Starfighter to crash.

 

last date: 12 January 1962 - Struck off

12713

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1013

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

at CFB Baden in Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104713 (which see)

12714

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1014

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104714 (which see)

12715

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1015

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104715 (which see)

12716

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1016

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104716 (which see)

12717

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1017

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 444 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany in 1960s.  Seen at Prestwick on 4 June 1972, waiting delivery to Norway.  Reported stored at Prestwick, Scotland on 2 December 1972, still with RCAF serial marked.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104717 (which see)

12718

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1018

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at Baden Soellingen, Germany when it crashed on 14 April 1970, following a mid-air with Starfighter 12828 (which survived the collision) during a formation instrument approach.  Capt. J.M. Hivon ejected.

 

last date: 22 May 1970 - Struck off

12719

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1019

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at Baden Soellingen, Germany when it crashed on 27 May 1963.  Engine flamed out during 4 Wing acceptance flight, F/L L.A. Tapp ejected.

 

last date: 5 June 1963 - Struck off

12720

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1020

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104720 (which see)

12721

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1021

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 August 1962 - Taken on strength

 

First CF-104 delivered to Europe.  Arrived at Zweibrücken on 12 October 1962, on board Hercules 10301.  Operated by No. 427 (ST/A) Squadron at CFB Baden when it crashed on 7 January 1970.

 

last date: 15 April 1970 - Struck off

12722

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1022

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 417 (ST/A) Squadron at Cold Lake in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104722 (which see)

12723

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1023

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1972 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 417 (ST/A) Squadron at Cold Lake in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104723 (which see)

12724

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1024

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 February 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered to No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, arriving in March 1962.  Operated by No. 417 (OTS) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake when it crashed on 24 September 1968.  Aircraft pitched up while trying to avoid collision with another Starfighter.  Capt. D. Macintosh ejected.

 

last date: 1 October 1968 - Struck off

12725

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1025

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 448 (Test) Squadron at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in 1960s.  Being operated by No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at Cold Lake when it crashed on 9 June 1965.  Pilot lost control on final approach, engine failure and technical malfunction suspected.  F/O G.W. Sanderson, on his first solo on type, ejected.

 

last date: 17 June 1965 - Struck off

12726

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1026

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 February 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit  at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Operated by No. 417 (ST/R) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake when it crashed on 14 January 1969, Lt. R.B. Kaiser killed.

 

last date: 15 April 1969 - Struck off

12727

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1027

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Being operated by No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at Cold Lake when it crashed on 9 August 1965.  F/O D. Scott ejected after engine fire.

 

last date: 27 August 1965 - Struck off

12728

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1028

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Crashed on 19 June 1963, struck ground shortly after canopy came open during take off.  F/L W.G. Hollingshead ejected too low and was killed.

 

last date: 27 June 1963 - Struck off

12729

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1029

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Operated by No. 1 Wing at Lahr, Germany when it crashed on 18 January 1968.

 

last date: 19 February 1968 - Struck off

12730

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1030

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit.  With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104730 (which see)

12731

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1031

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 448 Squadron at Cold Lake in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104731 (which see)

12732

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1032

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta with No. 6 (S/R) Operational Training Unit.  With No. 417 (ST/A) Squadron at Cold Lake in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104732 (which see)

12733

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1033

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 422 Squadron at CFB Baden Soellingen in 1970, still with old style serial, natural metal finish.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104733 (which see)

12734

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1034

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Operated by No. 1 Wing at Lahr, Germany when it crashed in Denmark on 18 July 1967.  Was one of 5 aircraft from No. 441 Squadron on exchange at Karup Air Base.  Ingested a seagull during low flying over the Kattegat.  F/L G.R.J. "Sky" King ejected safely after resulting compressor stall and engine failure, and was rescued by Danish helicopter about 25 minutes later.  King would eventually retire as a Brigadier General.  Aircraft was carrying camera pod when lost.

 

last date: 27 July 1967 - Struck off

12735

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1035

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104735 (which see)

12736

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1036

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

At RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in September 1964.  Operated by No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit when it crashed on 4 November 1967.  S/L J.E. Gtreatrix ejected after engine failure.

 

last date: 14 November 1967 - Struck off

12737

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1037

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104737 (which see)

12738

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1038

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 4 Wing at Baden Soellingen, Germany when it crashed on Friday the 13th, August 1965.  F/L E.A. Seitz ejected after engine failure.  Aircraft was taking off from Decci, Sardinia for return to Baden after bombing exercises.  Aircraft came down on small island off Sardinia, pilot came down in the sea.  Was rescued by Sardinian fishermen, and spent several days in hospital at Cagliari.  Seitz had previously survived an ejection from Sabre 19112 (which see), landing in the North Sea.

 

last date: 17 September 1965 - Struck off

12739

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1039

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1964.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104739 (which see)

12740

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1040

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Operated by No. 1 Wing at Lahr, Germany when it crashed on 3 April 1968.

 

last date: 19 April 1968 - Struck off

12741

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1041

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Being operated by No. 417 (ST/R) Squadron at Cold Lake when lost.  Pilot ejected after hitting flock of ducks in low level flight, near Unity, Saskatchewan (about 100 miles south-south-east of Cold Lake), on 15 November 1968.  Windshield broken, and engine failed.

 

last date: 22 November 1968 - Struck off

12742

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1042

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit.  Lost on 10 August 1962.  Engine fire on lift off on touch and go, pilot F/L J.R. Mulhall ejected at about 100 feet, parachute disintegrated due to heat damage from burning aircraft, Mulhall was killed.

 

last date: 14 September 1962 - Struck off

12743

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1043

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 April 1942 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104743 (which see)

12744

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1044

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 March 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104744 (which see)

12745

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1045

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Operated by No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit when it crashed on 13 October 1966.  Also reported as 12 October 1966, possibly a night flight.  F/L R.R. Challoner ejected 50 nautical miles north-east of Cold Lake after a bird strike caused an engine failure.

 

last date: 24 October 1966 - Struck off

12746

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1046

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Still with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit when it crashed on 7 December 1966, F/L H.W. Robbins killed.

 

last date: 27 December 1966 - Struck off

12747

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1047

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104747 (which see)

12748

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1048

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  Operated by No. 1 Wing when it crashed on 21 May 1967 at Marville, France.  Fitted with camera pod when lost.  S/L M.R. MacGregor ejected after engine failure at lift off.  Accident report stated that pilot ejected 4.8 seconds after liftoff, total flight time was 6.7 seconds.  Aircraft impacted 2,393 feet from liftoff point.  MacGregor was uninjured.

 

last date: 25 May 1967 - Struck off

12749

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1049

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104749 (which see)

12750

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1050

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 April 1962 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104750 (which see)


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