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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Aircraft preserved in Canada 2: Warplanes in Alberta, CFB Cold Lake, Air Force Museum

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Alberta,

CFB Cold Lake, Air Force Museum

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 24 Oct 2018.

CFB Cold Lake, Air Force Museum, 63117 - 69 Avenue, Cold Lake, Alberta.  Tel  780-594-6006.

Avro 652A Anson (Serial No.), parts.

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 pair in flight.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Avro CF-100 Canuck (Serial No. 18784), 1979.  (RCAF Photo)

 (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystal Wilson Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18761), silver.

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer in flight.  (Canadian Forces Photo)

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer (Serial No. 134216).

Beechcraft CT-134A Musketeer (Serial No. 134241).

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star in flight.  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

 (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystal Wilson Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133181), (Serial No. 21181), mounted on a pylon.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133413), Cold Lake Air Force Museum.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133508), (Serial No. 21508).

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 21505), conducting ejection tests with a dummy.  (DND Photo, PL-129238)

 (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystal Wilson Photo)

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133094), cam, mounted on a pylon.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 21231), in storage.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 21146), in storage.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No. 133353), in storage.

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. 114083), mounted on a pylon.

 (SlavicHistorian Photo)

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Serial No. 114114).

 (Author Photo, 1977)

  (Mike Kaehler Photo)

 (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystal Wilson Photo)

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104872), (Serial No. 12872), previously painted silver, now painted in dark cam, mounted on a concrete pylon at 4 Wing. This is a composite aircraft currently erroneously marked as (Serial No. 104880), (Serial No. 12880).  There are four CF-104 Serial Numbers that are involved, including 12803, 12816, 12872 and 12880.  The first one, (Serial No. 12803), crashed on its acceptance test flight 4 Sep 1962 and became Ground Trainer 685B.  Next, (Serial No. 12816) caught fire in Zweibrucken, Germany, on 24 Jul 1963 during a run-up with the tail removed and was written off.  On 11 Mar 1974, (Serial No. 12872) crashed while with 417 Sqn.  The real (Serial No. 12880) became training aid 650C in Baden-Sollingen when it was retired in 1983 and it seems it was scrapped sometime after that in Germany.

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 104816), painted as (Serial No. 104880), C/N 1116, mounted on a pylon.

 

 (Krystle Wilson Photo)

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116736), Blue Camouflage, mounted on a pylon, 419 Squadron.

 (Slavic Historian Photo)

Canadair CF-116 Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116704), camouflage.

 (Krystle Wilson Photo)

Canadair CF-116D Freedom Fighter (Serial No. 116832), 419 Squadron, silver, dual.

 

(Author Photo, 1977) (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystle Wilson Photo)

Douglas CC-129 Dakota "Pinocchio" (Serial No. 12959), C/N 15196/26641.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoos (Serial No. 101012, ex-USAF 57-0293, and Serial No. 101042, ex USAF 57-0375) intercepting a USAF Boeing B-52G-97BW Stratofortress (Serial No. 59-2580), aka "Miss Piggy", during exercise William Tell '80 near Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, 1980.  (USAF Photo) 

 (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystle Wilson Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101056), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-0426).  416 Squadron.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (Serial No. 188749).  (RCAF Photo)

 (Brice Fraser Photo)

 (Krystle Wilson Photos)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet (Serial No. 188905), mounted on a pylon.

Baker-Nunn satellite tracking camera.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4118611).  

In 1961 the USAF transferred a Baker-Nunn satellite tracking camera to the RCAF, which was then installed at RCAF Station Cold Lake.  The increase in the number of satellites circling the earth during the next 10 years prompted the installation of a second Baker-Nunn camera and space object identification telescope at St. Margarets, New Brunswick.  These high-resolution cameras were capable of photographing orbiting objects as small as a basketball, providing a significant level of space-tracking technology in the 1960s.  The Baker-Nunn cameras were decommissioned in 1992.  The present locations of these two cameras would be of interest.