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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

18151

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 413 and No. 416 Squadrons, and at No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Canopy partially separated in flight over North Bay, on 15 March 1954.  Aircraft recovered without further damage.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 12 May 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18152

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 423 and No. 432 Squadrons, dates unknown.  With No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.  Preserved, on display at Defense Research Establishment Suffield (DRES), Alberta in 1995.  At the Nanton Lancaster Museum in Nanton, Alberta by 2005.

 

first date: 1953

 

last date: 9 September 1968

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18153

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 413 and No. 432 Squadrons, and at No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 25 May 1953

 

last date: 23 April 1964

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18154

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Operated by No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario.  Crashed near Shawville, PQ on 31 December 1954, one of 2 crashes from the OTU that day.  Pilot, lone occupant, successfully ejected.

 

first date: 25 May 1953

 

last date: 12 January 1955

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

18155

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario.  Delivered from factory direct to this unit in October 1953(?).  With No. 440 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ by 27 November 1953, when it made practice intercepts against an RCAF Comet.  At No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta by 1956, coded "JF*155".  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 25 May 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18156

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 413 and No. 432 Squadrons, and at No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.  Reported Category A at RCAF Station cold Lake, Alberta on 12 August 1960.

 

first date: 25 May 1953

 

last date: 31 May 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18157

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario at time of crash.  Crashed on night landing, 21 April 1954 at North Bay.  Official cause was originally "pilot disorientation".  Later determined to be a flap fitting failure, resulting in flaps blowing up in flight, based on similar subsequent incidents, and further examination of saved wreckage.

 

first date: 25 May 1953

 

last date: 10 May 1954

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

18158

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 409 Squadron, RCAF Station Comox, BC and at No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 25 May 1953

 

last date: 18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18159

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

With No. 423 Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ summer of 1954, coded "NQ*159".  Later to No. 3 Operational Training Unit as a dual control trainer.  With this unit at Cold Lake at time of crash.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 3 June 1953

 

last date: 16 December 1957

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Cold Lake, Alberta on 12 November 1957.

18160

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 423 Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ at time of crash.

 

first date: 3 June 1953

 

last date: 25 August 1953

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Longueuil, PQ on 11 August 1953.

18161

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

With No. 423 Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, coded "NQ*161".  At No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta by 1956.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 3 June 1953

 

last date: 13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18162

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, summer of 1953.  With this unit when it was declared operational on 1 April 1953.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.  Served with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.

 

first date: 3 June 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18163

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 414 Squadron, and with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Favorite aircraft of No. 3 OTU solo aerbatics pilot F/O Tony Gunter-Smith, who flew this aircraft in an air show at North Bay on 20 August 1953.  Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 13 July 1953

 

last date: 13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18164

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Took part in Operation Prairie Pacific, air show tour of western Canada in summer of 1954, while with No. 423 Squadron.  Converted to Mk. 3D at MacDonald Brothers / Bristol Aircraft in Winnipeg.  At No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta by 1957.

 

first date: 13 July 1953

 

last date: 13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped

18165

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, summer of 1953.  With this unit when it was declared operational on 1 April 1953.

 

first date: 1 September 1953

 

last date: 28 July 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18166

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 425 Squadron, and with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.

 

first date: 12 June 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18167

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 423 Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, coded "NQ*167".  Later with No. 413 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in 1958, probably after conversion to dual controls.  Served with No. 432 Squadron and with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.

 

first date: 18 June 1953

 

last date: 18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18168

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

At No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta by 1957.

 

first date: 22 June 1953

 

last date: 13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18169

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

At No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta by 1957.  Still there at time of crash.

 

first date: 23 June 1953

 

last date: 11 May 1959

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 26 April 1959.

18170

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 423 Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, coded "NQ*170".  Took part in Operation Prairie Pacific, air show tour of western Canada in summer of 1954.  Served with No. 432 Squadron and with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.

 

first date: 23 June 1953

 

last date: 31 March 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18171

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 413 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in 1958.

 

first date: 23 June 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18172

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 423 Squadron and with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date: 1953?

 

last date: 9 September 1968

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18173

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 440 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Operated by Central Experimental and Proving Establishment, date unknown, when nose gear collapsed after taxiing into a ditch.  Used by No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Later used as instrument trainer at the Electornic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.  One of the last 2 Mk. 3s in RCAF service, in 1966.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date: 1953?

 

last date: 9 September 1968

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped.

18174

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, summer of 1953.  With this unit when it was declared operational on 1 April 1953.  Operated by No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, in 1956.  Coded "JF*174".

 

first date: 6 July 1953

 

last date: 18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18175

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Allegedly taken supersonic, in a vertical dive, by F/O Pocklington on 1 October 1953.  Operated by No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station North Bay at the time.  Fuselage found to be twisted after this flight.  Coded "JF*175".  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date: 1953?

 

last date: 9 September 1968

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18176

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Operated by No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, in 1954.  Coded "JF*176".  At No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta by 1957.  Arrived at Hamilton, Ontario by rail car for scrapping on 27 October 1963.

 

first date: 6 July 1953

 

last date: 13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18177

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

With No. 423 Squadron, RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ, coded "NQ*177".  Took part in Operation Prairie Pacific, air show tour of western Canada in summer of 1954.  Later with No. 3 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, late 1950s.

 

first date: 6 July 1953

 

last date: 5 November 1956

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Cold Lake on 10 October 1956.

18178

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 409 Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC in 1958, coded "LP*178".  Later with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit.

 

first date: 25 August 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18179

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, summer of 1953.  With this unit when it was declared operational on 1 April 1953.  Served with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit, dates unknown.

 

first date: 13 July 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18180

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, summer of 1953.  With this unit when it was declared operational on 1 April 1953.  Later with No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

first date: 13 July 1953

 

last date: 6 February 1956

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Cold Lake on 19 January 1956

18181

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B

Canuck

 

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, summer of 1953.  With this unit when it was declared operational on 1 April 1953.  Still with No. 445 Squadron when it moved from North Bay to RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario in fall of 1953.

 

first date: 7 August 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18182

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 3B / 3D

Canuck

 

 

Converted to Mk. 3D, date unknown.

 

first date: 21 August 1953

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18183

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

First production Mk. 4.  First flight at Malton on 4 October 1953.  Loaned to Avro Canada for development work.  Later used as instructional airframe 650B at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 30 November 1953

 

last date: 9 November 1961

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18184

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Loaned to Avro Canada for development work.  Used by Avro Canada for rocket firing trials in December 1954.  Used for underwing target pods trials.  Later used as instructional airframe 651B at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 3 December 1953

 

last date: 9 November 1961

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18185

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Flown by Don Rogers of Avro Canada on 30 June 1953, to photograph solar eclipse.  Also used for canopy jettisoning trials, photographed from the Jetliner.

 

first date: 22 February 1954

 

last date: 28 July 1960

 

Taken on charge, after being used by Avro Canada for development work

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18186

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Probably used by Avro Canada for development work.

 

first date: 12 February 1954

 

last date: 28 July 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18187

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Probably used by Avro Canada for development work.  Later became instructional airframe 652B and A652 at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 3 February 1954

 

last date: 12 June 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18188

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Used by Avro Canada for rocket firing trials.  Later became instructional airframe at Clinton, Ontario (at radar tech school?).

 

first date: 3 February 1954

 

last date: 16 January 1958

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18189

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Became instructional airframe 643B and A643 at Camp Borden, Ontario.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date: 1954?

 

last date: 15 March 1984

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18190

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Delivered to Camp Borden, Ontario by Don Rogers of Avro Canada, on 11 May 1955.  Used as training aid A647, later 647B.

 

first date: 17 February 1954

 

last date: 12 Ocotber 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18191

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

To Central Experimental and Proving Establishment, for Velvet Glove guided missile project.

 

first date: 17 February 1954

 

last date: 3 August 1960

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18192

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Became Instructional Airframe A644, later 644B, at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 17 February 1954

 

last date: 12 June 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18193

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Became Instructional Airframe A645, later 645B, at Camp Borden, Ontario.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date: 17 February 1954

 

last date: 15 March 1984

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18194

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Became Instructional Airframe A646, later 646B, at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 17 February 1954

 

last date: 14 February 1964

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18195

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Served at No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit.

 

first date: 1 March 1954

 

last date: 8 July 1957

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18196

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Became Instructional Airframe A648, used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 26 February 1954

 

last date: 12 October 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18197

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

With  No. 419 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario in early 1955.  Featured in the 1955 RCAF recruiting calendar.  Became Instructional Airframe A653, used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 26 February 1954

 

last date: 12 June 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18198

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Delivered to No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario in July 1954, one of the first 2 Mk. 4s delivered to the RCAF.  Served with no. 419 AW(F) Squadron, dates unknown.  Became Instructional Airframe A649, used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 26 February 1954

 

last date: 9 November 1961

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18199

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Delivered to No. 3 F(AW) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario in July 1954, one of the first 2 Mk. 4s delivered to this unit.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.  Became Instructional Airframe A641, later 641B.

 

first date: 1954?

 

last date: 15 March 1984

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18200

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4A

Canuck

 

 

Delivered to No. 419 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario on 15 June 1954, one of this unit's first three Mk. 4s delivered that day.  Became Instructional Airframe A633, later 633B, used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: 26 February 1954

 

last date: 3 November 1961

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off


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