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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

1551

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC50

 

 

 

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

To CAF as 11251.

1552

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC51

 

 

 

 

In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.  To civil register as C-GEHR.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

To CAF, serial 12152 assigned (which see).

1553

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC52

 

 

 

 

With VS 880 when it crashed on 8 April 1964.

 

first date:

 

last date: 27 May 1964

 

 

 

Struck off

1554

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC53

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.  In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.  To civil register as C-GEOC.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

To CAF, serial 12154 assigned (which see).

1555

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC54

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

To CAF as 12155.

1556

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC55

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

To CAF as 12156.

1557

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC56

 

 

 

 

To VX 10, 29 September 1959.  To Aircraft Maintenance Depot 5 February 1960.  To VS 880 24 February 1960.  To VU 32, 18 June 1965.  Converted to CS2F-3.   Note that CAF 12157 was briefly remarked 1557 in 1989, for type retirement ceremonies.

 

first date: 29 September 1959

 

last date: June 1970

 

Taken on strength

 

To CAF as 12157.

1558

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC57

 

 

 

 

No record of CAF serial being marked.  Used as a development aircraft for the CS2F-3 program, but never redesignated.  Registered 7 October 1970 with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as CF-OPZ, coded "59".  Still with them in 1976.  By 1980 with Conair as C-FOPZ.  May 1982, converted to Firecat T-1.  Delivered to France 24 May 1982 as F-WZLS, later F-ZBAZ.  Returned to Conair 30 September 1994 as F-WEOL, later C-FVPK.  Converted to Turbo.  Returned to France  5 July 1995 as F-WEOL, later F-ZBAZ, coded "T-1".  Seen at Edinburgh-Turnhouse airport, 17 September 2002.

 

first date: 5 November 1959

 

last date: 9 September 1970

 

First flight.

 

Struck off, later sold.

1559

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC58

 

 

 

 

With VS 880 in 1960s.  Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12159.

1560

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC59

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.  To civil register as C-GEHQ.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12160

1561

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC60

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12161.

1562

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC61

 

 

 

 

Served with VU 32.  Seen at Oshawa air show in VU 32 markings, June 1962.  Became instructional airframe  731B at CFB Borden.  Marked with fake serial "121562" while there.  On 8 May 1995 registered as C-FUCV, to  Aero Composites Canada Inc. of Brantford, Ontario.  Registration cancelled same year.

 

first date:

 

last date:

 

 

 

 

1563

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC62

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12163.

1564

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC63

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12164

1565

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC64

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12165

1566

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC65

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12166.

1567

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC66

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12167.

1568

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC67

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12168.

1569

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC68

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12169.

1570

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC69

 

 

 

 

On display at Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, August 1960.  Was trucked into fair grounds.  Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12170.

1571

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC70

 

 

 

 

With VU 32 when it crashed on 25 August 1962. 2 fatalities.

 

first date:

 

last date: July 1970

 

 

 

Written off after crash, see comments.

1572

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC71

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  With VS 880 when it ditched on 16 March 1969, during carrier operations.  No fatalities.

 

first date:

 

last date: 28 April 1969

 

 

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

1573

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC72

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12173.

1574

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC73

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12174.

1575

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC74

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12175 (which see).

1576

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC75

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12176.

1577

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC76

 

 

 

 

14 January 1970, became  Instructional at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering CFB Borden, Ontario, number A732, later 732B.  Still there in July 1992, wearing fake serial number "121577".  In 1995 registered as C-FUDH, to Aero Composites Canada Inc., of Brantford Ontario.  Registration cancelled same year.  In 1997 to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario.  In 1998 under restoration in 880 Squadron markings.  In 2004 on display, nearly complete but non-flyable.

 

first date: 10 December 1959

 

last date: c. 1995

 

Accepted

 

Struck off, sold.

1578

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC77

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12178.

1579

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC78

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12179.

1580

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC79

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 121180.

1581

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC80

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  With VS 880 at Unification.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12181.

1582

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC81

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12182 (which see).

1583

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC82

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12183.

1584

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC83

 

 

 

 

Crashed during exercises off Bermuda on 11 (or 8?) June 1963.  Dug in a wing tip during MAD Trap at low altitude and cart wheeled.  Co-pilot and one back-seater rescued, 2 fatalities.  With VS 880 at that time.

 

first date:

 

last date: 30 September 1963

 

 

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

1585

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC84

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12185.

1586

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC85

 

 

 

 

With VS 880 at time of crash.

 

first date:

 

last date: 22 August 1960

 

 

 

Written off, after crashing on 15 August 1960.

1587

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC86

 

 

 

 

to VS 880, HMCS Shearwater, on 28 November 1961.  Damaged in heavy landing 5 February 1962.  Repaired by Fairey Aviation, and stored.  Back to VS 880 in August 1962.  Took part in search for crew of 1584 (which see) after its crash in June 1963.  To Air Maintenance Depot for 600 hour inspection, returned to VS 880 on 22 August 1963.  In operational reserve May to September 1964, then to VU 32 for a few days.  Back to VS 880 on 16 September 1964, in time for cruises to Europe and South America.  To VU 32 on 25 October 1966 for one month.  Then to Fairey Aviation, for modification to CS2F-3 configuration.  Back to VS 880 in October 1967.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.  Last carrier operation 29 October 1969.  To VU 33, CFB Comox, in January 1970.

 

first date: 4 April 1960

 

last date: June 1970

 

Taken on strength.

 

Became CAF 12187 (which see).

1588

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC87

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12188.

1589

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC88

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12189.

1590

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC89

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12190.

1591

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC90

 

 

 

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12191.

1592

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC91

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.  Crashed on 16 February 1969 during take off from HMCS Bonaventure, 3 fatalities.

 

first date:

 

last date: 25 February 1969

 

 

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

1593

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC92

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12193.

1594

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC93

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  Visited Portsmouth, UK, from VS880, HMCS Bonaventure, in October 1968.  Crashed 18 September 1969 during carrier operations, on charge with Fairey Aviation at that time (for conversion to -3?).

 

first date:

 

last date: 16 December 1969

 

 

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

1595

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC94

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12195.

1596

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC95

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12196.

1597

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC96

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12197.

1598

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC97

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12198.

1599

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2 / -3

Tracker

 

 

DHC98

 

 

 

 

Converted to CS2F-3.  In storage at CFB Saskatoon, Sask., in 1976, still with RCN serial number.  To civil register as C-GEQD.

 

first date:

 

last date: June 1970

 

 

 

Became CAF 12199.

1600

Grumman

de Havilland Canada

CS2F

CS2F-2

Tracker

 

 

DHC99

 

 

 

 

Operated by VX-10.  Later became instructional airframe 733B at CFB Borden, Ontario. Seen at CFB Borden 1988, in AETE markings.  Still at Borden, with School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, in 1993, wearing fake serial "121600".  Registered 7 April 1995 as C-FUDQ, to  Aero Composites Canada Inc.  In 1997 to Downsview  for restoration.  Registration cancelled on 15 May 1998.  Now on display at Toronto Aerospace Museum.

 


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