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A note on the Canadair Sabre 4

 

The Canadair Sabre 4 was a minor refinement on the Sabre 2, which was basically a licenced copy of the F-86E.  It was originally intended to be built in small numbers for the RCAF, but a number of world events conspired to change this.  For the detailed story of how this stop-gap program would eventually see 428 aircraft built the reader is referred to pages 254 and on of Larry Milberry’s excellent book on the Canadair Sabre.  I will try to present an abbreviated version here.

 

In the early 1950s the Western allies received a rude shock when the capabilities of the MiG-15 were made apparent over Korea.  The F-86F was barely able to hold its own, the F-86E (and by implication the Sabre 2) was at a minor disadvantage, while earlier straight wing jets were totally outclassed.  At the same time delays in the introduction of the improved Orenda powered Sabre 5 and 6 for the RCAF and similar delays with the first RAF swept wing fighters (the Hunter and the Swift) were occurring.  When these events combined with the increased Cold War tensions brought on by Korea, and the availability of US funding for NATO air forces, Canadair was able to use its spare shop capacity in 1952 and 1953 to build the Sabre 4 in much larger numbers than first planned.  All were US funded and most went directly to the RAF, where they served briefly in the UK and Germany until the Hunter and Swift became available.  Most of the survivors then returned to the USAF, for distribution on to other allies.  Around 70 were loaned briefly to the RCAF when they were first built, where at least some operated with both an RAF serial and an RCAF serial marked.  The exact number used by the RCAF is not clear, but Milberry and Griffin report 71 actually on the RCAF books – there may have been other loans not as well documented.

 

The RAF serials were allocated and reallocated in small batches over the course of the program, as US funding was incrementally made available.  I have tried to report the actual serial marked on the aircraft in use with the RAF, based on Milberry’s book, but other sources sometimes report different matches between RAF and RCAF serials.  When most survivors returned to USAF control in 1956 and 1957 they received the originally allocated RCAF serial numbers for book keeping purposes, although it is not clear if this was always marked on the aircraft.  Those passed to the Italian Air Force would carry the RCAF serial with the prefix “MM” (Matricula Militare).

                                                                                                                              

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

19601

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

501

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by the RCAF

 

First flight on 2 January 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before service with RAF.  With No. 422 (F) Squadron at Baden-Solleingen, Germany in 1953.  Photographed in a mix of RAF roundels and serial on fuselage, plus RCAF serial on tail and 422 Squadron markings on tail and nose.  Became RAF XB727, taken on strength by RAF on 1 March 1954.  With No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "Y".  Back to USAF on 6 November 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19602

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

502

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB728.  First flight on 6 March 1953.  Back to USAF on 27 July 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  Used by the Sabre Conversion Flight at RAF Wildenrath, Germany, and by No. 71 Squadron in Germany, coded "V".  To Italian Air Force.

19603

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

503

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB729.  First flight on 24 February 1953.  With No. 71 Squadron when lost on 26 October 1954.  Struck Sabre XB628 (19531) during an unauthorized mock attack by XB729, both aircraft came down 10 miles west of Kronfeld, Germany.  Both pilots thrown clear of their aircraft, and made successful parachute descents.

19604

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

504

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB730.  First flight on 26 February 1953.  Used by No. 67 Squadron in Germany, coded "Y".  Destroyed in mid-air collision with Sabre XB690 (19576) near Munchen Gladbach on 6 November 1953.  P/O Craig ejected but was killed.

19605

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

505

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB731.  First flight on 26 February 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany, and No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Struck off RAF charge on 18 December 1958.

19606

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

506

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by the RCAF

 

First flight on 25 March 1953.  With No. 414 (F) Squadron in 1952 / 1953, at RCAF Stations Bagotville, PQ and Baden-Solleingen, Germany.  Later delivered to the RAF, under the Mutual Aid Plan, their serial XB732.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, marked "06-055" and later "11-063".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by the RCAF

19607

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

507

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB733.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Ferried across the Atlantic on Bechers Brook 5 arriving at 5 Maintenance Unit on 3 June 1953, allocated to 'C' Squadron of the Aircraft & Armament Experimental Establishment on  21 July 1953 for gun harmonisation trials.  To Boscombe Down on 22 July 1953 on 6 month loan (later extended up to 31 October 1959), task extended to include comparative control assessment with new British types.  Flying commencing 19 March 1954, used for familiarisation flying by Fleet Air Arm pilots from 23 August 1954.  To No. 33 Maintenance Unit on 4 March 1955.  Allotted to Airworks General Trading on 28 March 1955 for repairs on site, completed 4 May 1955.  Flown to Stansted 7 September 1955 and allotted to Aviation Traders (Engineering) Limited at Stansted, Essex on 8 September 1955 for Cat.4(Rehab).  Test flown 25 July 1956, declared ex Repairs In Works and to USAF charge 25 August 1956.  To Naples 25 August 1956 for Italian AF, marked '4-34' and '13-2'.  Bought by HAPS of Biggin Hill and allocated G-ATBF, to Reflectaire at Lavenham, then to Blackpool museum. Sold to a local farmer and kept dismantled at Plock Farm, painted in JG.71 colours.  To Duxford for auction in September 1984, no further information.

19608

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

508

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB734.  First flight on 6 March 1953.  Used by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.

19609

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

509

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB735.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany.  To Italian Air Force.  Crashed after flaming out on approach to Brindisi on 2 September 1955 (also reported as 1957?).

19610

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

510

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB736.  First flight on 10 March 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 3 October 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, marked "11-064".

19611

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

511

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB737.  First flight on 5 March 1953.  Used by No. 67 Squadron in Germany, coded "A".  Back to USAF on 13 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

19612

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

512

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB738.  First flight on 8 March 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany and by Sabre Conversion Flight at RAF Wildenratrh, Germany.  Back to USAF on 30 June 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19613

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

513

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB739.  First flight on 6 March 1953.  Used by No. 71 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 16 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

19614

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

514

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB740.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 25 July 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

19615

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

515

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB741.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 28 April 1954.  Used by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "H".  Back to USAF on 6 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.  Also reported as delivered to Yugoslavian Air Force, possibly from Italy.  Coded "06-005" and "11-065" in Yugoslavian service.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19616

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

516

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB742.  First flight on 20 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 10 February 1954.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany.  Back to USAF on 10 August 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.  Crashed in Italian service on 11 March 1957.  Flamed out on approach to Practica-di-Mare, pilot killed.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19617

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

517

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

First flight on 2 April 1953.  With No. 422 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario in 1953.  Diverted to RAF, became XB743.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 29 June 1954.  Back to USAF on 28 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.  Crashed in Italian service, on take off from Turin.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19618

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

518

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB744.  First flight on 6 March 1953.  Back to USAF on 29 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19619

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

519

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Intended for RAF as XB745.  First flight on 20 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Destroyed after pilot ejected over Belgium following engine failure on 28 December 1953.  Came down near Beauvechain.  Never with RAF.

 

last date: 8 April 1954 - Struck off by RCAF

19620

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

520

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB746.  First flight on 8 March 1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany.  Back to USAF on 5 October 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19621

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

521

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB747.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 5 September 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

19622

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

522

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB748.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 29 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial. To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19623

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

523

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB749.  First flight on 20 March 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany, coded "A", and No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 20 June 1957, marked with RCAF serial. To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19624

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

524

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB750.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 12 March 1954.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "K".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19625

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

525

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB751.  First flight on 25 March 1953.  Used by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 4 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19626

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

526

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB752.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, and No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany, coded "Y".  Struck off by RAF on 18 December 1958.

19627

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

527

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 May 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF, became XB753.  First flight on 18 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 422 (F) Squadron in Europe carrying both RAF and RCAF serials.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 14 June 1954.  Back to USAF on 24 September 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.  Destroyed in mid air collision with Sabre 19630 on 24 March 1960.  Pilot of this aircraft ejected successfully.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19628

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

528

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB754.  First flight on 23 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  Operated by No. 67 Squadron, RAF in Germany, coded "D".  Back to USAF on 22 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19629

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

529

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB755.  First flight on 20 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 8 April 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "W".  Back to USAF on 21 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19630

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

530

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB756.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Operated by No. 147 Squadron, and by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "D".  Also with the Ferry Training Unit and the Sabre Operational Conversion Unit.  Back to USAF on 4 May 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.  Destroyed in mid air collision with Sabre 19627 on 24 March 1960.  Pilot of this aircraft ejected successfully.

19631

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

531

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB757.  First flight on 23 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) and No. 414 (F) Squadrons.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 16 June 1954.  Operated by No. 92 Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse, UK, coded "R".  Back to USAF on 24 June 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, coded "06-041".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19632

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

532

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 May 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

First flight on 2 April 1953.  With No. 422 (F) Squadron in 1953, carrying both RCAF and RAF serials.  Diverted to RAF, became XB758.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 12 April 1954.  Operated by the Ferry Training Unit.  Back to USAF on 14 December 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19633

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

533

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB759.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Used by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 28 February 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19634

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

534

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB760.  First flight on 27 March 1953.  Operated by No. 71 Squadron in Germany.  Crashed in RAF service on 4 February 1955, dove in near Julich, West Germany.

19635

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

535

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB761.  First flight on 25 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 22 July 1954.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany and No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 17 June 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  Reported delivered to Italian Air Force in some sources, to Yugoslavian Air Force (coded "06-035" and "11-069") by others.

 

last date: 18 May 1954 - Struck off by RCAF

19636

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

536

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB762.  First flight on 25 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) and No. 422 (F) Squadrons.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 28 April 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK.  Back to USAF on 6 November 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19637

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

537

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Intended for RAF use, serial XB763 assigned.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before going to RAF.  With No. 422 Squadron in Europe when lost on 2 March 1954.  One of two aircraft that became lost in snow storm during large scale exercise, both pilots ejected successfully near French / Belgium border after running out of fuel (see also 19679).  Aircraft flew on for some time after ejection, came down near Aniche, France.  Pilot F/O F.K. Axtell would be killed on 2 March 1956 in Sky Lancers formation crash.

 

last date: 17 March 1954 - Struck off by RCAF

19638

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

538

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB764.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Used by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 29 May 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-77".

19639

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

539

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB765.  First flight on 25 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 30 March 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "L".  Back to USAF on 10 January 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19640

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

540

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB766.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Operated by No. 234 Squadron in Germany.  Crashed in RAF service.  Struck off by RAF on 18 December 1958.

19641

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

541

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB767.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Used by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany, coded "Y".  Back to USAF on 31 October 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, coded "11-070".

19642

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

542

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

First flight on 2 April 1953.  With No. 422 (F) Squadron at Baden-Solleingen, Germany in 1953 or 1954.  Diverted to RAF, became XB768.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 10 February 1954.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany, coded "T" and "Q".  Struck off by RAF on 18 December 1958.  Reported in storage at RAF Church Crookham in October 1965, with RCAF serial marked.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19643

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

543

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 May 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, any intended RAF serial not known.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  Category A crash while still with RCAF, at Bagotville on 15 June 1953.  Flamed out on approach, struck a tree.  F/O J. Giles survived.

 

last date: 18 June 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19644

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

544

 

 

 

 

Assigned RAF serial not clear, may have been XB790.  First flight on 5 May 1953.  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany.  Operated by No. 3 Squadron in Germany, No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany, and by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 20 November 1956, marked with RCAF serial.

19645

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

545

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB791.  First flight on 20 May 1953.  Used by No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 29 August 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-47".

19646

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

546

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB792.  First flight on 9 April 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "X".  Used by No. 3 Squadron in Germany and by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "X".  Back to USAF on 20 June 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19647

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

547

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB793.  First flight on 14 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 11 March 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "N".  Back to USAF on 4 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19648

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

548

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB794.  First flight on 8 April 1953.  Operated by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "V".  Back to USAF on 29 April 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19649

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

549

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB795.  First flight on 15 January 1953.  Loaned to RCAF, operated No. 422 (F) Squadron with RCAF serial on tail and RAF serial on fuselage.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 29 March 1954.  Operated by No. 66 Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse, UK, coded "F", and by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "G".  Back to USAF on 8 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "2-60".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19650

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

550

 

 

 

 

first date:  15 April 1953 - Taken on strength by RCAF

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB796.  First flight on 27 March 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 29 June 1954.  Operated by No. 71 Squadron in Germany, coded "D" and "X".  Back to USAF on 18 September 1956, marked with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF


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Created 5 November 2013. Updated 5 November 2013.