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Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

116701

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1001

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 February 1968 - Taken on strength

 

First Canadian built F-5.  Rolled out at Cartierville 6 February 1968, bearing old style RCAF serial 14701.  Flown as cargo in CAF Hercules to Edwards AFB, 8 February 1968,  for first flight.  First flight, at Edwards AFB on 6 May 1968, by Northrop pilot Hank Chouteau.  Re-marked as CAF 116701 before first flight.  Used for Category II flight tests.  Officially taken on strength by Mobile Command on 5 November 1968, but remained at Edwards.  Crashed at Edwards AFB during these tests, on 3 December 1969.

 

last date: 19 May 1970 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116702

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1002

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 February 1968 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14702, re-marked before completion.  Assembled at Cartierville.  Rolled out at Cartierville on 15 April 1968, flown as cargo to Edwards AFB, 6 May 1968.  First flight on 18 May 1968, at Edwards.  Used to test interchangeable camera nose.  Delivered to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, after these tests.  On strength with No. 448 (Test) Squadron.  Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, in 1973.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1978.  Back to AETE at Cold Lake in 1979.  Seen with Camera nose at Cold Lake in May 1985.  Still at AETE in 1994.  In storage at Air Maintenance Development Unit, CFB Trenton, by February 1995.  Reported stored at Mountain View in 1997 and 2002.  To Ottawa War Museum from March 2004, still there January 2006.

 

last date: 19 April 2004 - Transferred to Museum

116703

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1003

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 January 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14703, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Uplands, Ontario, on 25 January 1969.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1979 and 1985. Stored at CFB Trenton in 1987, back to No. 419 Squadron by 1989.  Special markings (red and white all over) in c.1989 to 1990 for air show displays.  Was on display at Kamloops Airport, in colour scheme designed by Robert Thomson and Capt. Patrick R. Penley.  Stored at Mountain View in 1991.  In storage at Air Maintenance Development Unit, CFB Trenton, by February 1995.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 3 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  To Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham in November 2005.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: November 2005 - Transferred to Museum

116704

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1004

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14704, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake by 1975.  Seen with camera nose in 1980.  Still with 434 Squadron when seen at Prestwick in September 1977, and Nellis AFB in 1981 and 1982.  Stored in 1989 and 1991.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1992.  Stored at Trenton in 1992 and 1995.  Originally scheduled for Avionics Upgrade Program, but did not receive it.  Replaced by 116754 in this program.  In storage at CFD Mountain View in 1997 and 2002.  On display at Museum at town of Cold Lake, Alberta by May 2006.

 

last date: c.2006 - Transferred to Museum

116705

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1005

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14705, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta for use by No. 419 Squadron.  Became instructional airframe A711 on 22 October 1969, returned to flying status on 4 June 1982.  Operated in aggressor markings by No. 419 Squadron, and with flight refuelling probe, 1984.  With No. 433 Squadron, dates not known.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1988 and 1989.  Stored at CFB Trenton in 1990.  Back to No. 419 Squadron by 1992, still there in 1994.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications c.1995.  In storage at Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, Manitoba in February 1995.  Delivered to Botswana on 22 March 1997 by Bristol Aerospace.  Botswana Defence Force serial OJ 1.  Operated by Z28 Squadron at Thebephatshwa Air Base, near Molepolole, Botswana in October 2002.

 

last date: 14 June 1996 - Sold to Botswana

116706

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1006

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14706, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Later to 433e L'Escadre de Combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Still with this Squadron when seen at Prestwick in September 1977.  Later with No. 434 Squadron, seen at Cold Lake with this Squadron in May 1979.  With 433e when it was destroyed in non-fatal crash during low level training, near Bagotville, on 13 December 1979.  Pilot ejected.  Also reported as engine failure on take off?

 

last date: 3 November 1980 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116707

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1007

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14707, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, left Cartierville on 27 October, arrived 29 October 1969.  First single seater delivered to Cold Lake.  Delivery pilot was Capt. Jake Miller, later to be 434 Squadron solo demo pilot for 1970 to 1974.  With No. 434 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1973 and 1977.  Stored at CFB Trenton c.1982 to 1985.  Back to 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1986.  With No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1988 and 1989.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.  In use with Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in August 1994, and in February 1995, one of the last operational CF-5s.  Stored at Mountain View by 1996.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 1 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  Transported to Calgary in early 2006, reported destined for a local museum.  Publicly unveiled in June 2007, on pedestal at Museum of the Regiments, in Calgary.  Still there in 2010.

 

last date: c.2006 - Transferred to Museum

116708

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1008

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 November 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14708, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ, on 10 November 1969.  First single seater to this unit.  With this unit when it was written off in mid air collision with 116718 on 21 August 1970.

 

last date: 30 September 1970 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116709

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1009

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14709, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ, for use by 433e L'Escadre de Combat.  Operated with camera nose and flight refuelling probe.  Seen at CFB Trenton in 1980.  Seen at Nellis AFB in January 1981, with photo nose.  Visited California in spring of 1982.  Visited CFB Shearwater in September 1984.  With No. 434 Squadron by 1987.  To storage in 1990.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton in February 1995.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 3 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  To Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham November 2005.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: c.2005 - Transferred to Museum

116710

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1010

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14710, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  To No. 434 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta by 1976.  Seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1977.  To CFB North Bay for Exercise Roving Fire in November 1977.  At Cold Lake in this unit's markings in 1982.  In storage at CFB Trenton in 1987.  With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in July 1991.  Classified as Instructional Airframe 911B on 24 August 1993.  In use at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, CFB Borden, Ontario in February 1995.  Parked outside of Museum at CFB Borden by May 2006, still there October 2008.  Displayed inside the Museum by early 2012.

 

last date:  - Still on strength?

116711

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1011

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 May 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14711, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  Later to 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ.  With this unit when it crashed on 3 January 1974, after entering a flat spin.

 

last date: 10 July 1974 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116712

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1012

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14712, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake by 1975.  Fitted with camera nose for missions over Soviet Arctic research station on 25 April 1977.  Still with 434 Squadron when it visited Twenthe, Holland in October 1978, and Montreal in May 1986.  With No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake by April 1987, when it visited Teesside, UK and CFB Baden in Germany.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by September 1989, still there in February 1995.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 3 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  To Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham November 2005.  Some pieces reported still at Mountain View in July 2006.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: c.2005 - Transferred to Museum

116713

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1013

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14713, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  Later to No. 434 Squadron.  With this unit for Exercise Perfect Season at CFB Petawawa in January 1977, basing out of CFB North Bay, Ontario.  With No. 419 Squadron, dates not known.  Became instructional airframe 774B on 7 September 1979.  In use as a training aid at CFB Borden in 1984 and 1994.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by February 1995.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 3 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  To Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham November 2005.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: c.2005 - Transferred to Museum

116714

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1014

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14714, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, where it served with No. 434 Squadron.  Seen at Abbotsford air show in August 1972.  With No. 419 Squadron in 1979, 1982 and 1985.  Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in 1990.  Back to 419 Squadron by 1993.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by February 1995.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 3 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  To Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham November 2005.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: c.2005 - Transferred to Museum

116715

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1015

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14715, re-marked before completion.  Used at Edwards AFB for company trials.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta after these trials.  With No. 448 Squadron at Cold Lake.  With No. 419 Squadron in 1979, 1982, 1983 and 1994.  Became instructional airframe A855 on 7 March 1986, but apparently returned to flight status by 1994.  Originally scheduled for Avionics Upgrade Program, but did not receive modifications.  Replaced by 116764 in this program.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by February 1995.  Preserved, displayed at CFB Kingston, Ontario by October 2000, still there December 2005.

 

last date:  - Still on strength?

116716

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1016

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14716, re-marked before completion.   Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ for use by 433e L'Escadre de Combat.  With No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1979.  Appeared in Yellowknife air show in May, 1983, in No. 419 Squadron colours.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.    Still with 419 Squadron in 1994.  Stored at Trenton in 1995,and at Mountain View in 1995.  To Bristol Aerospace in June 1996 for further upgrading, in preparation for delivery to Botswana.  Delivered to Botswana on 22 March 1997.  Their serial OJ 3.

 

last date: 14 June 1996 - Sold to Botswana

116717

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1017

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14717, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  Reported with No. 434 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1972.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat in 1975, and in 1981 when it was seen at Nellis AFB, Nevada.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Bagotville in 1984.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1987 and 1990.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by July 1991, still there in February 1995.  Seen in storage, inside Hanger 3 at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in October 2005.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: c.2006 - Transferred to Museum

116718

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1018

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14718, re-marked before completion.   Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ.    Written off after mid air collision with 116708 on 21 August 1970, while with 433e L'Escadre de Combat.

 

last date: 4 May 1971 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116719

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1019

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14719, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 434 Squadron, dates not known.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alta. in 1983 and 1987.  Received upgrades at Bristol Aerospace in 1989.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ, dates not known.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.  Operational with No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in September 1991 and in February 1995, one of the last operational CF-5s.  To Bristol Aerospace in June 1996 for preparation for delivery to Botswana, delivered there on 23 March 1997.  Their serial OJ 4.

 

last date: 14 June 1996 - Sold to Botswana

116720

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1020

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14720, re-marked before completion.   Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Served with 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ. in 1982, 1983 and 1986.  Crashed on 12 November 1987 while with No. 434 TAC(F) Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB.  Entered a spin after losing control at high altitude during dissimilar Air Combat Manoeuvring training near Tyndall AFB, Florida.  Capt. M. Singh ejected into Gulf of Mexico, survived.

 

last date: 5 May 1988 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116721

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1021

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 October 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14721, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 434 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1978.  Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in 1979 and 1982.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ, dates not known.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1990.  Special air show markings (red and white all over) as 1994 solo display aircraft, the "Moose Bird".  Was seen at Kamloops Airport during an air show in this colour scheme that was designed by Robert Thomson.  Back in storage at the Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by September 1995.  At RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario by summer of 2000.  Still there in 2009.

 

last date:  - Still on strength?

116722

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1022

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14722, re-marked before completion.   Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Operated by 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ. when it was destroyed in non-fatal crash, near Chatham, NB on 22 September 1971.  Pilot ejected safely.

 

last date: 13 March 1972 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116723

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1023

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14723, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alta.  Served with No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With No. 434 Squadron in 1980 when it visited Eggebeck, Germany, and in 1990.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.  Operational with No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995, one of the last operational CF-5s.  In storage at CFB Trenton by June 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View by June 1997.  Delivered to Botswana c.2000 by Bristol Aerospace, part of a second batch of aircraft for this country.

 

last date: c.2000 - Sold to Botswana

116724

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1024

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14724, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alta.  With No.419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1982, also with No. 434 Squadron at Cold Lake. Favourite demo aircraft of Capt. Jake Miller, 434 Squadron solo demo pilot.  Used by Miller to set coast to coast record on 2 May 1970, "Operation Bluenose". Flew Vancouver to Halifax in 4 hours 23 minutes, including fuel stops at Gimli and Val d'Or.  Became instructional airframe A 812 on 2 September 1982, later 812B.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by September 1987, still there in February 1995.  Being disassembled for spares at that time.  To Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham November 2005.  Stored outdoors at Markham, Ontario airport by July 2007.

 

last date: 24 March 1992 - Struck off

116725

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1025

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 December 1969 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14725, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Served there with No. 434 Squadron, and later at CFB Chatham, NB with this Squadron.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1975.  In storage at CFB Trenton on April 1984, still there in June 1990.  Classified as Instructional Airframe 904B on 3 April 1993.  In use at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, CFB Borden, Ontario as battlefield damage instructional airframe 904B, in December 1993.  Still there in May 2002.

 

last date:  - Still on strength?

116726

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1026

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14726, re-marked before completion.   Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ for use by 433e L'Escadre de Combat.  Still with this Squadron when it visited Fairbanks, Alaska in May 1972, and Lossiemouth, UK in 1977.  With no. 434 and 419 Squadrons, dates not known.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by September 1982, still there in February 1995.  Being disassembled for spares at that time.  At Mountain View by June 1995.  Reported assigned to Canadian Museum of Flight, but transferred to Canadian Air Land Sea Museum in Markham.  Present location unclear.

 

last date: 24 March 1992 - Struck off

116727

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1027

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14727, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ for use by 433e L'Escadre de Combat.  Still with this Squadron when it visited Fairbanks, Alaska in May 1972, and was displayed at the Abbotsford air show in August 1972.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Cols Lake on 1981.  Later used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake, Alta.  With No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1989 and 1990.  With No. 434 Squadron, dates not known.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.  In storage at Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, in February 1995.  Stored at CFB Trenton later in 1995.  To Bristol Aerospace for preparation for export in June 1996.  Delivered to Botswana on 22 March 1997.  Reported as replacement for CF-116D 116830.  Their serial OJ 5.  With Z28 Squadron at Thebephatshwa Air Base, near Molepolole, Botswana in October 2002.

 

last date: 14 June 1996 - Sold to Botswana

116728

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1028

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14728, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1974, with camera nose.  Seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1977.  With this unit when it crashed on 11 July 1979 at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

last date: 20 February 1980 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116729

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1029

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14729, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ, for use by 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ.  With No. 1 Flying Training School and then No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in late 1970s.  Returned to Canadair 4 June 1987, being prepared for structural testing.  Airframe later used at CFD Mountain View for structural testing in support of fatigue life extension for the fleet.  Stored at Trenton on 1995, and pieces seen at Mountain View in May 2001.  Reported on display at CFB Trenton.

 

last date: 26 May 1988 - Struck off

116730

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1030

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14730, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. in 1978, 1979, 1982 and 1983, and then 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Also with No. 434 Squadron, dates not known.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by February 1995.  Being disassembled for spares at that time.  Stored at CFD Mountain view by June 1995.  Reported stored outdoors at "museum" in Cambellford, Ontario in August 2009, in aggressor paint scheme.

 

last date: 18 June 1998 - Struck off, transferred to Memorial Military Museum in Cambellford

116731

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1031

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1970 - Acceptance flight by CAF, at Cartierville

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14731, re-marked before completion.  Taken on strength on 10 July 1970.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ by September 1974, when it was seen at Lossiemouth, UK.  With this unit when it crashed on 20 May 1977.  Pilot ejected safely.  Aircraft came down in St. Lawrence River.

 

last date: 26 September 1977 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116732

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1032

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14732, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1973.  Became instructional airframe A747 on 2 July 1974.  Returned to flight status on 16 August 1976.  With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1982,1983 and 1985.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1988.  Back to No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1990 and 1992.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.  In storage at Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, in February 1995.  Later stored at Trenton.  Back to Bristol Aerospace in June 1996, being prepared for export.  Delivered to Botswana in October 1997.  Their serial OJ 6.  With Z28 Squadron at Thebephatshwa Air Base, near Molepolole, Botswana.

 

last date: 14 June 1996 - Sold to Botswana

116733

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1033

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14733, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  Used to test Canadair designed camera nose.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ when it was seen at McChord AFB, Washington in June 1974, at Goose Bay in August 1978 and at Lossiemouth, UK in October 1986.  Seen with camera nose and with refuelling probe while with this Squadron.  Also with No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1988.  Stored at CFB Trenton by May 1990.  Reported with 433 Squadron in September 1992, possibly just displayed in Squadron markings (Squadron had converted to CF-18 by then).  Preserved, displayed at Bagotville by August 1993.  Still there in 2009, deteriorating.

 

last date: 9 August 1991 - Struck off

116734

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1034

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14734, re-marked before completion.   Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ, where it served with 433e L'Escadre de Combat.  With No. 1 Flying Training School at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1975.  With No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1979 and 1982.  Received full Avionic Update Program modifications in early 1990s.  In storage at Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, in February 1995.  Delivered to Botswana 22 March 1997.  Their serial OJ 2.  Damaged at Gaberone airport shortly after delivery, while practicing for an air show.  Apparently repaired, reported with Z28 Squadron at Thebephatshwa Air Base, near Molepolole, Botswana in October 2002.

 

last date: 14 June 1996 - Sold to Botswana

116735

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1035

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 August 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14735, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ.  Seen at Frobisher Bay, NWT, during exercises in June 1972.  With No. 1 Flying Training School at CFB Cold Lake in 1975.  Destroyed in crash on 26 February 1981, while with 433e L'Escadre de Combat.  Dove into a lake 60 miles south of Bagotville during Aerial Combat Manoeuvring training, Capt. L.G. Boutin killed.  Some wreckage reported stored at CFD Mountain View in 1990, not confirmed.

 

last date: 16 January 1984 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116736

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1036

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 August 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14736, re-marked before completion.  Initial delivery to CFB Bagotville, PQ.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ when it was seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1977.  Later with No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Stored at CFB Trenton in September 1987.  Preserved, displayed at Cold Lake by May 1990.  On display at main gate to CFB Cold Lake by 2010.

 

last date: 10 November 1988 - Struck off

116737

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1037

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14737, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  Served with No. 434 Squadron in 1974 when it was seen at Prestwick, UK.  Still with this Squadron in 1982, and later at CFB Chatham, NB.  Stored at Trenton in 1984 and 1990.  Became instructional airframe 905B on 3 April 1994.  At Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, CFB Borden, Ontario in March 1994, being used for battlefield damage repair.  Still there in 2001.

 

last date: 26 April 1988 - Possibly the date it was withdrawn from use

116738

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1038

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14738, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With  433e L'Escadre de Combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1975, 1982, 1983 and 1984.  Also with No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1988.  Reported used for R&D projects, no further information.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by September 1989, still there in February 1995.  Being disassembled for spares at that time.  At CFD Mountain View in June 1995.  Reported sold to Fort Wayne Air Services in 1999, not confirmed.

 

last date: 18 June 1998 - Struck off, transferred to Memorial Military Museum in Cambellford

116739

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1039

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14739, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.   With 433e L'Escadre de Combat, CFB Bagotville, PQ when it was seen at Lossiemouth, UK in September 1974.  Visited Portage, in this unit's colours in 1983.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1988.  With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1989 and 1990.  Stored at CFB Trenton in 1991.  Preserved, displayed at CFB Trenton, Ontario by April 1995.  On a pole in front of the Holiday Inn in Trenton by 2000.  Still there in 2012.

 

last date: 24 October 1994 - Struck off

116740

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1040

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14740, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat when it visited California in 1983.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Bagotville in 1983.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB when it visited CFB Baden, Germany in April 1987.  Used by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake in 1989.  With No. 419 Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, in 1990.  Special air show markings (red and white all over) as  "Moose Bird".  At London, Ontario air show in this scheme, summer of 1992.  Mounted on pedestal at Fulton Field, Kamloops, BC, on 17 June 1995.  (Fulton Field is named after first commander of 419 Squadron, W/C J. "Moose" Fulton, lost in action July 1942.)  This colour scheme was designed by Robert Thomson.  Still there in January 2006.

 

last date: c.1995 - placed on display at Kamloops, BC

116741

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1041

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 August 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14741, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  Used by Aerospace Experimental Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, instrumented to record airframe loads.  Written off after crash on 2 March 1976, still with AETE.

 

last date: 12 October 1976 - Struck off after crash, see comments

116742

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1042

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 October 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14742, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, where it served with No. 419 Squadron.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat when it visited Lossiemouth, UK in November 1975, and California in 1983.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in 1988.  Back to No. 419 Squadron, with them in July 1989.  Became instructional airframe 900B on 3 April 1993, used as a cockpit procedures trainer.  In storage at Bristol Aerospace, Winnipeg, in December 1994.  Reported damaged in handling accident at CFD Mountain View in summer of 1995.  Front fuselage in storage at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2006.  Still there in 2009, stored for Cold Lake Museum.  Nose section on display at Cold Lake Museum by 2010.  Reported sold to Botswana, but that may just have been pieces of the airframe for spares.

 

last date: 14 April 1994 - Struck off

116743

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1043

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat when it visited Lossiemouth, UK in November 1975 and Prestwick, UK in September 1977.  With No. 434 Squadron when it visited Nellis AFB in 1983, and Eggebeck, Germany in 1987.  Still with this Squadron in 1988, carried squadron markings on tail.  With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, dates not known.  In storage at Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton by February 1995.  Being disassembled for spares at that time.  At CFD Mountain View in 2000, partially disassembled.  Reported assigned to Canadian Air Land Sea Museum, fuselage reported stored at Markham in June 2000.

 

last date: 24 March 1992 - Struck off

116744

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1044

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 April 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14744, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to storage at CFB North Bay or CFB Trenton.  With No. 434 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake by 1975, operated with camera nose.  Given temporary all-over camouflage for Maple Flag Eleven, 1983.  With 434 Squadron at CFB Chatham, NB in mid 1980s.  Stored at CFB Trenton by 1987.  Classified Instructional Airframe 906B on 3 April 1993.  In use at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, CFB Borden, Ontario for battlefield damage repair in March 1994.  Still there in 2001.

 

last date:  - Still on strength?

116745

Northrop

Canadair

CF-116

CF-116A

CF5

 

CL-219-1A10

1045

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 September 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as RCAF 14745, re-marked before completion.  Delivered direct to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  With 433e L'Escadre de Combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1972 and 1979.  With No. 434 Squadron, when it visited Eggebeck, Germany in 1980 and California in 1983.  Stored at CFD Mountain View in 1984, but reported back at CFB Bagotville in 1986.  Stored at Trenton again by 1991.  Later used for spares.

 

last date: 26 May 1988 - Struck off


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