Canada - Air Force Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5D 18790
Rene van der Wal
Image ID: 1212143
Operator: Canada - Air Force - 18790
Aircraft: Avro Canada - CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5D
Airport: Canada - Comox, BC (YQQ / CYQQ)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2017-7-1 by Jetzguy [Contact]
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(11.7.2019, 16:11 CET)
A nicely maintained Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 5D twin engine all weather jet fighter. These jets served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1951 to 1984. They were powered by 2 Canadian built Orenda 11 Turbo jets with 7,275 lbs of thrust each. They were armed with 8 .50 cal machine guns, bombs, unguided rockets etc. At just over 600 mph they were not fast but they were stable and reliable and had a 2300 mile range. Some versions had 19 rockets in wingtip pods. Later versions had fuel tanks on the wingtips for longer range when used as electronic warfare/jamming aircraft. 692 of these aircraft were built by Avro Canada.