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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

 

 

 

19651

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

551

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB797.  First flight on 5 May 1953.  Used by No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany and by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 6 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19652

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

552

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB798.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 414 (F) and 444 (F) Squadrons.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 15 December 1954.  Back to USAF on 23 July1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-71".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19653

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

553

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB799.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 10 February 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "K".  Back to USAF on 31 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, coded "06-025" and "11-074".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19654

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

554

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB800.  First flight on 2 April 1953.  Operated by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany and by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 6 February 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19655

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

555

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB801.  First flight on 14 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 22 April 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "Z".  Back to USAF on 21 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19656

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

556

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB802.  First flight on 8 April 1953.  Served with No. 112 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany (coded "O"), and by No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany.  Struck off RAF charge on 18 December 1958.

19657

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

557

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB803.  First flight on 8 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 30 April 1954.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany, No. 20 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany, and with No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "Q".  Struck off RAF charge on 18 December 1958.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19658

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

558

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB804.  First flight on 8 April 1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany, coded "O" and with No. 112 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 4 April 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19659

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

559

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB805.  First flight on 9 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to UK, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 23 August 1954.  Back to USAF on 30 June 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19660

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

560

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF, to be XB806.  First flight on 14 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  Category A crash while with RCAF on 9 June 1953.  Dove in near Bagotville, F/O G.C. Hall killed.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19661

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

561

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB807.  First flight on 17 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  RCAF records indicate this aircraft was exchanged for 19378 (which see).  Taken on strength by the RAF on 30 April 1954.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "Z".  Back to USAF on 14 March 1956, marked with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19662

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

562

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB808.  First flight on 9 April 1953.  Served with No. 20 and No. 112 Squadrons in Germany.  Crashed while in RAF service on 16 August 1955, at the weapons range at Meppen, Germany.

19663

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

563

 

 

 

 

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

 

To RAF in exchange for Sabre 2 XB530/19378, became XB809.  First flight on 24 April 1953.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 22 July 1954.  Used by Hawker Aircraft, dates not known.  Back to USAF on 17 May 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 19 July 1954 - Struck off by RCAF

19664

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

564

 

 

 

 

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

 

First flight on 14 April 1953.  With No. 422 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany in 1953.  Diverted to RAF, became XB810.  Used by Central Gunnery School, later renamed Fighter Weapons School at Leaconfield, UK, coded "G".  Back to USAF on 27 March 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "13-3".  The tail of this aircraft is reportedly fitted to the Sabre currently displayed at Grazzanise Air Base, marked 19523.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19665

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

565

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB811.  First flight on 14 April 1953.  Loaned to RCAF before delivery to RAF, operated by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 8 April 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "P".  Back to USAF on 6 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, coded "06-007" and "11-075".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19666

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

566

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB812.  First flight on 16 April 1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany and No. 112 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 26 July 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-11" and "4-85".  Reported preserved, displayed in Rome.

19667

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

567

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB813.  First flight on 15 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 422 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 25 March 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "M".  Back to USAF on 9 October 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19668

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

568

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB814.  First flight on 22 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 422 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 31 May 1954.  Back to USAF on 29 September 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "13-5".  Reported preserved, displayed at Cameri, Italy.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19669

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

569

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB815.  First flight on 22 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 422 (F) Squadron.  Served with No. 20 Squadron, RAF in Germany, coded "N".  Back to USAF on 30 August 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19670

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

570

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB816.  First flight on 22 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  Crashed while with the RCAF, on 12 June 1953.  F/O Neill uninjured after the aircraft landed short at Bagotville after engine troubles.

 

last date: 18 June 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19671

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

571

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB817.  First flight on 22 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 414, 422, and 444 Squadrons.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 17 May 1954.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "U".  Struck off RAF strength on 18 December 1958.  Reported delivered to Italian Air Force by some sources, to Yugoslavian Air Force by others.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19672

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

572

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB818.  First flight on 24 April 1953.  Served with No. 112 Squadron in Germany.  Operated by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany, coded "M".  Back to USAF on 29 August 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-34".

19673

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

573

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB819.  First flight on 22 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 414 Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 1 March 1954.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "Z".  Crashed while with 234 Squadron, on 29 June 1954.  Forced landing near Julich, Germany after engine failure.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19674

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

574

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB820.  First flight on 29 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 444 Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 1 March 1954.  Used by No. 67 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 20 September 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.  To Honduras Air Force in 1976.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19675

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

575

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB821.  First flight on 24 April 1953.  With No. 414 (F) Squadron in 1953, at RCAF Stations Bagotville, PQ and Baden-Soellingen, Germany.  Later delivered to the RAF, under the Mutual Aid Plan, taken on strength on 10 February 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK, coded "E".  Back to USAF on 15 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19676

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

576

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB822.  First flight on 24 April 1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany.  With No. 112 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany when it crashed on 1 October 1955.  Landed short at Jever after engine failure.

19677

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

577

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB823.  First flight on 29 April 1953.  Loaned back to RCAF, served with No. 444 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany before being transferred to RAF.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 12 March 1954.  Operated by No. 229 Operational Conversion Unit at Chivenor, UK.  Back to USAF on 19 September 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force, written off in Yugoslavia when it crashed at Belgrade on 26 November 1957.  Pilot killed.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19678

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

578

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB824.  First flight on 5 May  1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany and with No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany..  Back to USAF on 21 June 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19679

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

579

 

 

 

 

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

 

RAF serial XB825 was assigned, but then re-assigned after this aircraft was lost.   Operated by No. 422 (F) Squadron in Europe when lost.  One of two aircraft that became lost in snow storm during large scale exercise on 2 March 1954, both pilots ejected successfully near French / Belgium border (see also 19637).  Aircraft came down near Assevent, France.

 

last date: 17 March 1954 - Struck off by RCAF

19680

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

580

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, reported as XB826.  First flight on 5 May 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 414 and 444 Squadrons.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 29 June 1954.  Back to USAF on 14 January 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "2-37".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19681

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

581

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB827.  First flight on 28 April 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany.  To USAF on 25 May 1957.  Reported first delivered to Italian Air Force, but eventually wound up with Yugoslavian Air Force, coded "11-079".  To Honduras Air Force in 1976.

19682

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

582

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB828.  First flight on 24 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 414 (F) Squadron.  Back to USAF on 29 March 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19683

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

583

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB829.  First flight on 29 April 1953.  Served with No. 112 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany and with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany.  Operated by No. 147 Squadron at Chivenor, UK.  Back to USAF on 11 July 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-19".

19684

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

584

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB830.  First flight on 4 May 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 14 June 1954.  Back to USAF on 15 June 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-48".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19685

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

585

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB831.  First flight on 29 April 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 444 (F) Squadron.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 29 June 1954.  Back to USAF on 17 May 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-20".

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19686

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

586

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB832.  First flight on 29 April 1953.  Loaned back to RCAF, with No. 422 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany in 1953.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 17 May 1954.  Operated by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 21 September 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19687

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

587

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB833.  First flight on 30 April 1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany and with No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany..  Back to USAF on 18 September 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-48".

19688

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

588

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB834.  First flight on 5 May 1953.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany and by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany.  Back to USAF on 13 May 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.

19689

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

589

 

 

 

 

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

 

First flight on 30 April 1953.  RAF serial XB835 reserved for this aircraft.  Loaned back to RCAF before serving with the RAF.  With No. 422 (F) Squadron when F/O Carruthers ejected on 27 May 1953 after control failure that may have produced asymmetric deployment of slats.  Came down near Aylmer, PQ.

 

last date: 9 June 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19690

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

590

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB836.  First flight on 7 May 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany and by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 27 July 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

19691

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

591

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, RAF serial XB837.  First flight on 7 May 1953.  Loaned back to RCAF, with No. 444 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany, 1953, before being transferred to RAF.  Also used by No. 414 (F) Squadron, RCAF.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 17 May 1954.  Operated by No. 92 Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse, UK, coded "K".  Back to USAF on 27 June 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19692

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

592

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB838.  First flight on 7 May 1953.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany and by No. 234 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 27 January 1958, marked with RCAF serial.  Reported with Italian Air Force, also reported with Yugoslavian Air Force, coded "11-080".

19693

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

593

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB839.  First flight on 27 May 1953.  Operated by No. 26 Squadron at Oldenburg, Germany, coded "X".  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Crashed on 10 February 1955 8 miles from Oldenburg, Germany, shortly after takeoff while being operated by 26 Squadron.  F/O F.H. Rickwood killed after ejecting at 600 feet AGL and striking the tail of aircraft.  Possible failure of canopy lock and harness release mechanism, may have been an inadvertent ejection.

19694

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

594

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB856.  First flight on 4 May 1953.  Served with No. 93 Squadron at Jever, Germany.  Back to USAF on 14 September 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-44".

19695

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

595

 

 

 

 

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

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB857.  First flight on 5 May 1953.  Loaned back to the RCAF before passing to RAF, used by No. 414, 422, and 444 Squadrons.  Taken on strength by the RAF on 1 June 1954.  Back to USAF on 12 June 1956, marked with RCAF serial.  To Italian Air Force, coded "4-48".  Crashed while in Italian service on 25 March 1960, while on final to Pratica-di-Mare.  Pilot killed.

 

last date: 1 December 1953 - Struck off by RCAF

19696

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

596

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB858.  First flight on 11 May 1953.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany and by No. 3 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 11 May 1956, marked with RCAF serial.

19697

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

597

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB859.  First flight on 20 May 1953.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany and by No. 3 Squadron in Germany.  Back to USAF on 23 November 1957, marked with RCAF serial.

19698

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

598

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB860.  First flight on 19 May 1953.  Used by No. 234 Squadron in Germany, coded "B".  With this Squadron when it crashed shortly after takeoff on 29 October 1954, near Sittard, Netherlands.  Aircraft exploded in flight, F/O Underdown landed in a tree still strapped into ejection seat and received serious injuries.

19699

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

599

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB861.  First flight on 8 May 1953.  Served with No. 20 and No. 234 Squadrons, RAF in Germany.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Struck off RAF strength on 18 December 1958.

19700

North American

Canadair

Sabre

4

 

 

CL-13

600

 

 

 

 

Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB862.  First flight on 8 May 1953.  Served with No. 20 and 26 Squadrons, RAF in Germany.  Used by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.  Back to USAF on 5 November 1957, marked with RCAF serial.  To Yugoslavian Air Force.


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Created 26 February 2014. Updated 26 February 2014.