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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 6, Jets, Avro CF-100 Canuck

Canadian Warplanes, Jets, 

Avro CF-100 Canuck

Data current to 14 Dec 2018.

The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck (affectionately known as the "Clunk") was a Canadian jet interceptor/fighter in service during the Cold War both in NATO bases in Europe and as part of NORAD.  The CF-100 was the only Canadian-designed fighter to enter mass production, serving primarily with the RCAF and the Canadian Armed Forces, and also in small numbers in Belgium.  For its day, the CF-100 featured a short takeoff run and high climb rate, making it well suited to its role as an interceptor.  (Wikipedia)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 1, (2 built), (Serial Nos. 18101-18102), Mk. 2, (10 built), (Serial Nos. 18103-18112), Mk. 3, (70 built), Serial Nos. 18113-18182), Mk. 4A, (137 built), (Serial Nos. 18183-18319), Mk. 4B, (144 built), (Serial Nos. 18320-18463), Mk. 5 (329 built), (Serial Nos. 18464-18792), for a total number of 692 built.

(DND Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 1 (Serial No. 18101), FB-D, 1st prototype.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4047130)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 1 (Serial No. 18101), FB-D, 1st prototype.  RCAF personnel with A/M Curtis, MND Claxton and test pilot Sqn Leader Bill Waterton.  This aircraft emerged from the factory, painted gloss black overall with white lightning bolts running down the fuselage and engines.  The CF-100 prototype flew its maiden flight on 19 January 1950 with Gloster Aircraft Company Chief Test Pilot Sqn Leader Bill Waterton at the controls.

 (Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Canada Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 1 (Serial No. 18102), 2nd prototype.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 1 (Serial No. 18102), 2nd prototype.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 2 (Serial No. 18103), 3rd prototype.

  (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 2T (Serial No. 18105).

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3A (Serial No. 18125), JF.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3D (Serial No. 18138), formation flight.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro  CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3 (Serial No. 18148), 423 Sqn.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro  CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3, top view.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro  CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3 (Serial No. 18149), ca 1956.

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro  CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3 (Serial No. 18149), ca 1956.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro  CF-100 Canuck, nose on shot.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3B (Serial No. 18157).

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4 (Serial No. 18197), St Hubert, Quebec, 24 March 1955.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4 (Serial No. 18197), St Hubert, Quebec, ca 1955.  After its flying career it became instructional trainer A653.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4A (Serial No. 18300).

(DND Image Library Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4A, RCAF (Serial No. 18225).

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4A (Serial No. 18330), 423 Sqn, 1962.   These aircraft were participating in training at the Air Weapons (training) Unit in Sardinia. These CF-100s were based at RCAF Station Grostenquin (No. 2 Fighter Wing) France. Front-line CF-100s were used by the RCAF in Europe from 1956 to 1962. 

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18362), 428 Sqn.

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18426).

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18409), being lifted by a crane.

 (DND Image Library Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18406),

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B, RCAF (Serial No. 18383).

(DND Image Library)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B, RCAF (Serial No. 18386).

(DND Image Library)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B, RCAF (Serial No. 18410).

(DND Image Library)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B, RCAF (Serial No. 18421).

  (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18336) in flight.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18434) at Ancienne Lorrette with specially modified white tip pods that contain IR detection equipment and cameras.

 (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

 (RCAF Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 4B (Serial No. 18434) at Ancienne Lorrette with specially modified white tip pods that contain IR detection equipment and cameras.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18532). 

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18780), 414 Sqn.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 18323), fitted with dummy Sparrow AAMs for trials.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18323), armed with Sparrow air-to-air missiles.

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18323), armed with Sparrow air-to-air missiles.

(DND Image Library Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 18300) with Sparrow missiles.

(DND Image Library Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck, RCAF with Sparrow missile.

(DND Image Library Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck, RCAF with Sparrow missile.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18551).

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18551) with a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger, USAF (Serial No. 56-1300).

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18556).

(RCAF Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18631).

 (DND Photo via Doug Jermyn)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18760) flight testing a JT15D jet pod slung under the left side of the fuselage.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4118640)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18493) overshoot of the runway, 31 Dec 1973.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18343).

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18748) on the flight line at Uplands, Ontario.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 (Serial No. 18727), St Hubert, Quebec.

(DND Image Library Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 18472), firing rockets.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4314017)

Avro CF-100 Canucks on the flight line for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Ottawa airport, 12 Oct 1957.