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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 6, Jets, Canadair CL-13 Sabre

Canadian Warplanes, Jets,

Canadair CL-13 Sabre

Data current to 15 Dec 2018.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23360).

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 23469), 439 Sqn.

The Canadair Sabre jet fighter was built by Canadair under licence from North American Aviation.  It was a variant of the North American F-86 Sabre and was produced until 1958.  It was primarily used by the RCAF it was until replaced with the Canadair CF-104 Starfighter in 1962.  Several other air forces also operated Canadian-built Sabres.  (Wikipedia)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1 (1), (Serial No.19101), Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2 (350), (Serial Nos. 19102-19199, 19201-19452), Mk. 3 (1), (Serial No. 19200), Mk. 4 (71), (Serial Nos. 19453-63, 91, 19575, 19579, 19582, 19584, 19585, 19590, 19597-19599, 19601, 19606, 19615-19617, 19619, 19624, 19627-19629, 19631, 19632, 19635-19637, 19639, 19642, 19643, 19647, 19649, 19650, 19652, 19653, 19655, 19657, 19659-19661, 19663-19665, 19667-19671, 19673-19675, 19677, 19679, 19680, 19682, 19684-19686, 19689, 19691, 19695, 19702), Mk. 5 (370), (Serial Nos. 23001-23370), CL-13B Mk. 6 (390), (Serial Nos. 23371-23760), plus one North American F-86A (Serial No. 49-1069), for a total of 1,184 of all Canadian Marks of the Sabre.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1 (Serial No. 19101), CK-R, ca 1951.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584475)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1, RCAF (Serial No.19101), 30 Jan 1951.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1 (Serial No. 19101), CK-R, ca 1951.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3388181)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1 (Serial No. 19101), 20 Mar 1951.

  (RCAF Photo)

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2 (Serial No. 19102), coded VC-AMN. This was the first production Sabre from by Canadair.  It was first used by No. 410 "Cougar" (F) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, Quebec.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584682)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2 (Serial No. 19187), 20 June 1952.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2, 439 Sqn, BW-1, Greenland.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2 (Serial No. 19188), ca 1952.

(DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 3 (Serial No. 19200).

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 3 (Serial No. 19200).

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 4 (Serial No. 19702), 444 Sqn, A.J. Bauer at the controls.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial Nos. 23235, 23338, 23243 and 23241), from Tactical Flight at RCAF Station Chatham, New Brunswick, are seen in a stepped up formation Echelon Port.  The four aircraft were participating in the International Air Display, Toronto.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23360), formation.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 23312), 411 Sqn, Downsview.

(DND Photo via Francois Dutil)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23209), 401 (F) Sqn (Aux), St-Hubert Quebec, Oct 1956 to Nov 1958.

 (DND Photo via Francois Dutil)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23047), 401 (F) Sqn (Aux), St-Hubert Quebec, Oct 1956 to Nov 58.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23079), OTU, CFB Chatham, Nes Brunswick, 1968.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23079), OTU, CFB Chatham, New Brunswick, 1968.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23190), CFB Chatham, New Brunswick, 1968.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23180).  Strapped in the cockpits of their Sabre aircraft Pilots of No. 413 Squadron are on two minute readiness awaiting the signal flares which will send them into the air to intercept 'enemy' raiders.  413 Squadron was on an exchange exercise with the Dutch Air Force, to test mobility and cross-servicing in the late 1960s.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23335), night start, CFB Chatham, New Brunswick.

 (RCAF photo via Mike Kaehler)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre, being de-armed after an air-to-air gunnery exercise, by two Munitions and Weapons Technicians, LAC Roy Mann, M and W Tech, andn LAC Art Murphy, M and W Tech. 

  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre formation, over Europe.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23125), 416 Sqn, Exeercise Carte Blanche, June 1955.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial Nos. 23226, 23310, 23057, and 23159), Skylancers, 1955. 

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre, RCAF (Serial No.23524), Skylancers, 1956.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23312), 411 Sqn, Downsview, Ontario, ca 1950s.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23314), now Hawk One.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23330), OTU, mid 1950s.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23315), 401 (Auxilliary) Sqn, Montreal.

 (RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23360), three-ship formation.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23140), F/O J.S. Randle, 422 Sqn.

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 23060), on the way to Europe with the OFU.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre cockpit, ca 1953.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 23534).

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 23413), Bluie, Greenland, May 1955.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Golden Hawk formation diving away.

(RCAF Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 23066), Golden Hawk.

 (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM281-S8-: CVA 180-5465)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5, RCAF (Serial No. 23066), Golden Hawk, Vancouver, 1969.

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Survivors in Canada, data current to 27 Nov 2018: 

 (Author Photo)

Edmonton, Alberta, Alberta Aviation Museum, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 1 (Serial No. 19101), PX-101.  Indoors.

 (Author Photo)

Oshawa, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23047), Oshawa Airport, Ontario.  Mounted on a pylon.

 (jiggs11 Photo)

Belleville, Ontario, Centennial Park, Zwick’s Island, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23053), Golden Hawks.  Mounted on a pylon in the.

 (The A-Team Photo)

Sidney, British Columbia, Army Navy Club Grounds, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23060).  Mounted on a pylon.

 (RCAF Photo)

Sarnia, Ontario, Germain Park, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23164), Golden Hawks.  Mounted on a pylon.  

 (Author Photo)

Base Borden Military Museum, CFB Borden, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23228).  Mounted on a pylon. 

 (monkeys4ever Photo)

Peterborough, Ontario, 428 Wing RCAFA, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23245), formerly at Clinton, Ontario.  Mounted on a pylon. 

 (Author Photo)

National Museum of the RCAF, CFB Trenton, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23257), Golden Hawks.  Outdoors. 

Canadian Air Land Sea Museum, Markham, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23301), International Vintage Aircraft Inc., formerly at Picton, Ontario, silver.  Outdoors

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Vintage Wings of Canada, Hull Québec, Michael Potter, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23314), C-GSBR, Hawk 1 project.  Indoors – for sale.

 (Author Photo)

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23355), Golden Hawks, formerly at CFB Chatham, New Brunswick.  Indoors.

 (Author Photo)

Trenton, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23641), Golden Hawks.  Mounted on a pylon.  

Brockville, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 6 (Serial No. 23649), Golden Hawks.  Mounted on a pylon.

 (Author Photo)

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23651), Golden Hawks colours, on loan from the National Museum of Science and Technology since 25 July 1998.  Indoors.

 (Robin Sipe Photo)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. VI (Serial No. 23692), c/n 1482, Reg. No. N3844E.  This Sabre was purchased from Courtesy Aircraft.  It was last operated by the South African Air Force, and is currently in storage in Seattle, Washington, in very good, original, unrestored condition.  The aircraft is to be moved to Fort St. John, BC where it will be restored to ground running, taxi capable condition in the short term, with long term plans for full restoration to flying status.  The Aerospace & Technology Museum of British Columbia.

Wreck:

NBMHM, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23292) wreckage of tail fin and main landing gear.  Outdoors.