Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 7: Helicopters, Canadair CL-84 Dynavert

Canadair CL-84 Dynavert

Data current to 15 Nov 2019.

Canadair CX-131/CX-84/CL-84-1 Dynavert (4).

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84/CX-131 Dynavert.

The Canadair CL-84 Dynavert, designated by the Canadian Forces as the CX-131, was a V/STOL turbine tiltwing monoplane designed and manufactured by Canadair between 1964 and 1972.  Only four of these experimental aircraft were built with three entering flight testing.  Two of the CL-84s crashed due to mechanical failures, but there were no fatalities in either of the accidents.  Despite the fact that the CL-84 was successful in the experimental and operational trials carried out between 1972 and 1974, none of the prospective customers placed any orders for the type.

The Dynavert  vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft was designed in the mid-1960s with its first roll-out in late 1964.  The Dynavert incorporated a unique tilt-wing and was intended to be developed for use as a troop transport, ground support, reconnaissance, and search and rescue.  It was able to take off and hover like a helicopter, or operate in conventional level flight at 350 mph.  The Dynavert was powered by a pair of Lycoming LTC1K-4C turboprops.[1]

The prototype CL-84 (Serial CF-VTO-X) crashed in 1967; CX-8401 crashed in 1973.  There are two survivors: CA&SM, Ottawa, Ontario (Serial No. CX-8402).  WCAM (Serial No. CX-8403), Winnipeg, Manitoba.[2]

[1] Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-84.

[2] Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-84.

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 Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert, Aug 1973.  

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert, Montreal.

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert (Serial No. CX8402) and (Serial No. CX8401) pair in flight. 

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 Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert, CF-VTO-X.

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 Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert, CF-VTO-X.

 (SDA&SM Archives Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.

 (Canadair Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.

 (SDA&SM Archives Photo)

Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert. 

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert, test flown from the USS Guam.

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert.  Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

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Canadair CL-84-1/CX-84 Dynavert (Serial No. CX8402).  Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.