Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era, Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan

Canadian Warbirds of the Post-Second World War Piston Era, Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan

Data current to 25 July 2019.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan in service with the RCAF, March 1966.

Canadair CL-66B, CC-109 Cosmopolitan (10), (Serial Nos. 10951-109160); CL-540, CC-109 Cosmopolitan (3), (Serial Nos. 10961, 10962 (ex 10906), 10963 (ex 10907), for a total of 13 aircraft.

The Canadair CL-66 was a turboprop version of the civilian Convairr CV-440 Metropolitan.  The CC-109 Cosmopolitan or "Cosmo" became the standard VIP aircraft in RCAF and CAF service.  After a lengthy career stretching into the 1990s, the CC-109 was replaced by the CC-142 Dash 8 and CC-144 Challenger.

  (Ahunt Photo)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan in service with the CF.

(DND Photo)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan in service with the CF. 

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan, CF (Serial No. 109159).

 (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan, CF (Serial No. 109151, Ottawa, 1967.