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Old Dec 25, 2005, 3:53 PM   #1
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Open to non-Canadians only - can any of you guess what kind of aircraft this is?
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 7:14 PM   #2
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Avro CF-100?
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 12:20 AM   #3
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 8:40 PM   #4
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not really... hold your cursor over the picture, and a little box pops up... :?

i am a bit of a military aviation buff, but that one was old enough, and obscure enough, that it had me stumped.
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Is not one of the moderns one?
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 3:30 PM   #6
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not really... hold your cursor over the picture, and a little box pops up... :?

i am a bit of a military aviation buff, but that one was old enough, and obscure enough, that it had me stumped.
Oops - I guess I forgot to rename this pic!:lol:
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This aircraft was Canada's first post-war jet interceptor, entering service in the early 1950's. I hope that answers your question.
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Is not one of the moderns one?
This aircraft was Canada's first post-war jet interceptor, entering service in the early 1950's. I hope that answers your question.
the CAF flies mostly CF-18's now, don't they? i remember the good ol' days when the 409 squadron from Comox used to fly CF-101 Voodoos at airshows here in Washington. those were beautiful airplanes, graceful-looking and quite fast for their day (i believe an RF-101 at one time held the transcontinental speed record), but not terribly maneuverable due to the narrow wing chord and high wing loading. of course they're long-since obsolete now.... *sigh*


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Old Jan 5, 2006, 9:09 PM   #9
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This aircraft was Canada's first post-war jet interceptor, entering service in the early 1950's. I hope that answers your question.
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the CAF flies mostly CF-18's now, don't they? i remember the good ol' days when the 409 squadron from Comox used to fly CF-101 Voodoos at airshows here in Washington. those were beautiful airplanes, graceful-looking and quite fast for their day (i believe an RF-101 at one time held the transcontinental speed record), but not terribly maneuverable due to the narrow wing chord and high wing loading. of course they're long-since obsolete now.... *sigh*

409 Squadron was disbanded in 1991 and replaced with 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron flying the CP-140 Aurora, and 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron flying the C-115 Buffalo and C-113 Labrador, both squadrons based at CFB Comox.

Quite a few CF-101's are mounted on pylons at air museums in Canada and in static displays, and there may even be a few in flying condition, although I don't know that for certain. I definitely agree with you - they were an outstanding aircraft, and look menacing and fast even today.

The Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton has two CF-101's, one mounted on a pylon at the entrance to the parking lot, and another one (below) restored as a static display.

You're right, the CF-18 is Canada's main air-defense aircraft.

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CP-140 - isn't that the Canadian designation for the Lockheed P-3 Orion? that's also one helluva plane, for the mission it was intended to fill...

years ago, i actually built a model kit of the F-101. Monogram came out with it in 1/48 scale, and you could choose 409 squadron markings, which i did... i think i might even still have it, in a box in the attic or something...
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