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Serial Numbers
RCAF 20710 to 20742
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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

20710

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

1

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1957 - Taken on strength at Canadair

 

First flight on 28 March 1957, in overall natural metal finish, wearing 405 Squadron code "VN*710".  Used by Canadair for initial trials.  To No. 404 (MP) Squadron, at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS from June 1960.  To Central Experimental & Proving Establishment April to September 1961, then back to 404 Squadron.  Repainted by Canadair at Montreal in September 1966, and again in May 1967.  To Fairey Aviation at Dartmouth for inspection and repair, January to March 1968, then back to 404 Squadron.  To No. 449 (MT) Squadron at Greenwood on 16 July 1968.  Still there when renumbered.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10710

20711

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

2

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 August 1957 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 17 February 1959.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10711

20712

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

3

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 September 1957 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 9 December 1960.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI in 1969.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 10712

20713

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

4

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 December 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron, at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS from November 1959.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Uplands, Ontario after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10713

20714

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

5

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 December 1957 - Taken on strength

 

Transferred to Central Experimental & Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta on 25 April 1958.  Trials with Bullpup missiles while there.  Used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10714

20715

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

6

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 December 1957 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 27 April 1959.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10715

20716

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

7

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to Argus Conversion Unit (a detachment of No. 2 (M) Operational Training Unit) at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 18 April 1958.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10716

20717

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

8

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 June 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to Argus Conversion Unit (a detachment of No. 2 (M) Operational Training Unit) at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 18 April 1958.  Back to Canadair from January to August 1960, for modifications and equipment installation.  To No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood on 29 March 1965.  To Fairey Canada Limited at Dartmouth for inspection and repairs, November 1966 to February 1967, then back to 405 Squadron.  Repainted at Canadair in May 1967.  To Fairey at Dartmouth for repair and overhaul, April 1969, then back to VP405 Squadron at Greenwood.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10717

20718

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

9

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to Argus Conversion Unit (a detachment of No. 2 (M) Operational Training Unit) at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 18 April 1958.  Nose cone damaged by bird strike on 17 December 1966.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10718

20719

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

10

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 April 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to Argus Conversion Unit (a detachment of No. 2 (M) Operational Training Unit) at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 18 April 1958.  Visited USNAS Norfolk, Virginal on 19 September 1958, demonstrated to senior US Navy officers.  Used for special weapons trials (nuclear depth charges?) at New Mexico, USA in spring of 1963.  Had been loaned to the Air Armament Evaluation Detachment at RCAF Station Cold Lake.  Modified by Fairey Aviation for these trials.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10719

20720

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

11

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 July 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 19 September 1958.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI in the 1960s.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10720

20721

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

12

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 August 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10721

20722

Canadair

 

CP-107

1

Argus

 

CL-28

13

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 September 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10722

20723

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

14

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 November 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First assigned to No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 404 (MP) Squadron when it toured Europe c.1960.  With No. 404 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10723

20724

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

15

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1958 - Taken on strength

 

Served with No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  Made first trans-Atlantic crossing by an Argus, Greenwood to Gibraltar, on 17 April 1959.  Flying time was 13 hours.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Uplands, Ontario after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10724

20725

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

16

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 November 1958 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  To Canadair for repairs and equipment installation, 9 March 1960.  Back to 405 Squadron on 31 October 1960.  To Fairey Aviation at Halifax for inspection, 6 June 1962.  To Maritime Proving & Evaluation Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 1 April 1963.  To 405 Squadron at Greenwood on 11 March 1963.  To Fairey Aviation at Dartmouth for inspection and repair on 25 January 1967.  Back to 405 Squadron on 18 April 1967.  To Canadair for repainting, then back to 305 Squadron on 1 May 1967.  With No. 404 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood from 16 July 1968.  to Fairey Aviation at Dartmouth for repair, overhaul and modifications, 11 February to 21 November 1969, then back to 404 Squadron.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10725

20726

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

17

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 December 1958 - Taken on strength

 

Assigned to No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 10 November 1959.  With No. 449 (MT) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10726

20727

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

18

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1958 - Taken on strength

 

Used by Argus Conversion Unit.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood from 27 January 1958.  With No. 404 Squadron, on detachment to Puerto Rico, when it disappeared during night training mission 60 miles north of Puerto Rico on 23 March 1965.  First Argus lost.  No trace ever found.  15 fatalities, including two civilian scientists.  Disappeared at night, some have theorized aircraft may have dug in a wing tip during a low level turn.

 

last date: 30 April 1965 - Written off

20728

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

19

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 February 1959 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood.  Served with No. 407 (MR) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10728

20729

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

20

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 March 1959 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood.  With the Maritime Proving & Experimental Establishment at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10729

20730

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

21

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 March 1959 - Taken on strength

 

Accepted by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 15 April 1959, first Argus with this unit.  With No. 449 (MT) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10730

20731

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

22

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 April 1959 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood.  Later with No. 404 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood.  Visited Sola, Norway in 1965.  With No. 404 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10731

20732

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

23

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 May 1959 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at Summerside, no dates.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10732

20733

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

24

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 June 1959 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI in the 1960s.  Served with No. 407 (MR) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC, dates not known.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10733

20734

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

25

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 September 1959 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10734

20735

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

26

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 October 1959 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10735

20736

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

27

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 October 1959 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI in the 1960s.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10736

20737

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

28

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 November 1959 - Taken on strength

 

Used by Argus Conversion Unit at Greenwood when first delivered.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI in the 1960s.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10737

20738

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

29

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 January 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10738

20739

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

30

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 February 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 415 (MP) Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10739

20740

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

31

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 April 1960 - Taken on strength

 

Used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integraqtion but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10740

20741

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

32

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 June 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10741

20742

Canadair

 

CP-107

2

Argus

 

CL-28-2

33

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 October 1960 - Taken on strength

 

First used by No. 405 (MP) Squadron at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  Used by No. 404 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood.  Appeared briefly in the 1963 movie "Call Me Bwana", starring Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg.  The aircraft was visiting RAF Station Northolt when part of the movie was being filmed there, and the Argus filled in as a Russian airliner.  With No. 404 (MP) Squadron at Greenwood after Integration but before renumbering.

 

last date: 4 May 1970 - Renumbered, became Canadian Forces 10742



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