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Canadian Warplanes 6, Jets, McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet

Canadian Warplanes, Jets, 

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet

Data current to 21 Nov 2018.

The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is an RCAF (formerly Canadian Forces Air Command) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter.  In 1980, the F/A-18 was selected as the winner of the New Fighter Aircraft Project competition, and a production order was awarded.  The Canadian Forces began receiving the CF-18 in 1982.  CF-18s have supported NORAD air sovereignty patrols and participated in combat during the Gulf War in 1991, the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and as part of the Canadian contribution to the international Libyan no-fly zone in 2011.  CF-18s were also part of the Canadian contribution to the military intervention against ISIL, Operation Impact.  (Wikipedia)

McDonnell Douglas/Northrop Model 267A, CF-188, CF-18A Hornet (98) single-seat (Serial Nos. 188701-188798), Model 267 B, CF-188B , CF-18B Hornet (40) two-seat (Serial Nos. 188901-188940), for a total of 138 aircraft.

  (RCAF Photo)

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

 (TSgt Jason Robertson, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornets in service with the RCAF.

(Vic Johnson, RCAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet, No. 409 Squadron, CFB Baden-Soellingen with a war load over Southern Germany, 18 Aug 1987.  It was flown by Capt Doug Stroud.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet intercepting a Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 Bear long-range bomber.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet formation.

 (SSgt Jennifer C. Wallis, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornets, Aviano, Italy.

 (LCol. Tim Pfeifer, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet launching laser-guided bomb.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornets over Hohenzollern Castle, Germany ca 1990.

(SSgt. Greg L. Davis, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet, RCAF (Serial No. 188934).

(CAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet, RCAF (Serial No. 188917), 425 Sqn air refuelling off Eglin, Florida, 2005.

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet, RCAF (Serial No. 188901), preserved in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

 (Staff Sgt Perry Ashton, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet over Iraq, 4 Mar 2015.

 (Staff Sgt Perry Ashton, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet over Iraq, 4 Mar 2015.

 (Krystal Wilson Photos)

McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet, RCAF (Serial No. 188776), painted to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of NORAD, April 2018.