Avro Canada CF100 Canuck Mk.5

Twin engine all-weather interceptor

   On July 28th, 1957 the Belgian Government announced that Avro CF100 Canuck was the preferred  choice over the Gloster Javelin, the Sud Avation Vautour IIN, the North American F86K Sabre and the Northrop F89D Scorpion as the first "all-weather" fighter for the Belgian Air Force. In total 54 Canuck's were bought for the total sum of 42 million dollar (75% paid for by the US and 25% paid by Canada). Only 53 aircraft were ever delivered as one was damaged prior to delivery. In December 1957 a first batch of 15 Canucks was ferried from RCAF Uplands, Ottawa to Marville (France) via Goose Bay and Keflavik, piloted by Canadian crews of 428 and 410 Squadron. From Marville Belgian pilots delivered the aircraft to Beauvechain airbase. The Canucks served with Nrs 11, 349 and 350 Squadron of the 1st "All Weather" Wing at Beauvechain. This huge fighter was only used until 1964 when it was replaced by the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter. Unfortunately not a single Belgian Air Force Canuck was preserved as all remaining aircraft were sold to scrap dealer Van Heyghen and broken up at Gent. A Canadian Air Force "Cluck" is on public viewing at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels.

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18685

Date In

Sep 1957

AX-01

History

Date Out

Mar 1963

AX-1, Operation Simba, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18686

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-02

History

Date Out

Dec 1962

AX-2, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18687

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-03

History

Date Out

Nov 1962

AX-3, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18688

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-04

History

Date Out

Dec 1962

AX-4, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18689

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-05

History

Date Out

Feb 1963

AX-5, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18690

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-06

History

Date Out

Oct 1961

AX-6, written off at Beauvechain on 5 Oct 1961 in landing accident due to a technical malfunction

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18691

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-07

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-7, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18692

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-08

History

Date Out

Oct 1962

AX-8, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18693

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-09

History

Date Out

Oct 1963

AX-9, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18694

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-10

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-10, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18695

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-11

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-11, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18696

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-12

History

Date Out

Dec 1962

AX-12, Operation Simba, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18697

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-13

History

Date Out

Jul 1962

AX-13, crashed off Ile Rousse/Corsica (F.)

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18698

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-14

History

Date Out

Dec 1962

AX-14, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gen

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18699

Date In

Nov 1957

AX-15

History

Date Out

Apr 1961

AX-15, written off in belly landing at Gosselies on 14 Apr 1961

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18700

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-16

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-16, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18701

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-17

History

Date Out

Mar 1963

AX-17, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18702

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-18

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-18, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18703

Date In

Dec 1957

AX-19

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-19, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18704

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-20

History

Date Out

Apr 1963

AX-20, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18705

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-21

History

Date Out

Nov 1962

AX-21, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18706

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-22

History

Date Out

Dec 1962

AX-22, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18707

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-23

History

Date Out

Mar 1963

AX-23, Operation Simba, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18708

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-24

History

Date Out

Oct 1962

AX-24, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18709

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-25

History

Date Out

Feb 1963

AX-25, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18710

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-26

History

Date Out

Apr 1963

AX-26, Stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18711

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-27

History

Date Out

Mar 1963

AX-27, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18712

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-28

History

Date Out

Mar 1963

AX-28, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18713

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-29

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-29, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18714

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-30

History

Date Out

Aug 1960

AX-30, crashed upon landing at Beauvechain on 9 Aug 1960.

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18715

Date In

May 1958

AX-31

History

Date Out

Feb 1963

AX-31, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18716

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-32

History

Date Out

Sep 1960

AX-32, crashed short of the runway at Beauvechain on 27 Sep 1969

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18717

Date In

Mar 1958

AX-33

History

Date Out

Feb 1963

AX-33, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18718

Date In

May 1958

AX-34

History

Date Out

Jul 1959

AX-34, broke up in flight over Beauvechain on 30 Jul 1959.

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18719

Date In

May 1958

AX-35

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-35, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18720

Date In

May 1958

AX-36

History

Date Out

Apr 1963

AX-36, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18721

Date In

May 1958

AX-37

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-37, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18722

Date In

May 1958

AX-38

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-38, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18723

Date In

May 1958

AX-39

History

Date Out

Apr 1963

AX-39, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18724

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-40

History

Date Out

Feb 1964

AX-40, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18725

Date In

May 1958

AX-41

History

Date Out

Mar 1963

AX-41, crashed at Folkestone (U.K.) on low level flight on 13 Mar 1963.

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18726

Date In

May 1958

AX-42

History

Date Out

Oct 1963

AX-42, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18727

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-43

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-43, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18728

Date In

Apr 1958

AX-44

History

Date Out

Dec 1962

AX-44, Operation Simba, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18729

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-45

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-45, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18730

Date In

May 1958

AX-46

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-46, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18738

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-47

History

Date Out

Jan 1964

AX-47, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18732

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-48

History

Date Out

Dec 1963

AX-48, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18733

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-49

History

Date Out

Jan 1964

AX-49, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18734

Date In

May 1958

AX-50

History

Date Out

Jan 1964

AX-50, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gen

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18735

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-51

History

Date Out

Nov 1963

AX-51, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18736

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-52

History

Date Out

Dec 1963

AX-52, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

C/N

18737

Date In

Jul 1958

AX-53

History

Date Out

Jan 1964

AX-53, stored at Koksijde, scrapped at Gent

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