Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
The Avro Canada CF -100 " Canuck " was an aircraft from the Canadian manufacturer Avro Canada. The first flight of the all-weather interceptor was held on 19 January 1950. After a subsequent elaboration phase of a further two years of the type in 1952 by the Canadian Air Force ( RCAF ) was put into service. Of the total 692 produced in different versions CF -100 Canuck and 53 were delivered to the Belgian Air Force. She was the only fighter aircraft of Canadian origin, which went into series production.
In the two- seater plane, it was a twin-engine low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear. The wing was without sweep. A jet engine was placed on the right and left and close to the body mounted on the airfoil.
The CF -100 " Canuck " resembled less a classic fighter plane with a small, because a interceptor with a large reach. This was due to the fact that there were few and widely separated military airfields in the wide, air conditioned almost uninhabited areas of Canada. A large range was therefore indispensable. Due to the built- in the nose of the aircraft radar, she was also the first all-weather and at times the only hunter NATO could which fly without visual or in bad weather.
As of 1958, the CF -100 " Canuck " by the North American Air Defense Command ( NORAD ) was used, which is known as the North American Aerospace Defense Command ( NORAD ) today. This body set up by the United States and Canada facility has the purpose of effectively educate the North American airspace, as also to defend. Since the CF -100 " Canuck " is a short runway needed, and a high rate of climb had, it was well suited for this purpose.
Although the airframe of the CF -100 " Canuck " was originally designed to fly for a period of only 2000 hours, it was found that they could be used over 20,000 hours. Due to the longer life it was, although soon replaced in its original use as an interceptor of the McDonnell CF -101 "Voodoo", continues to be used as a reconnaissance and training aircraft. The RCAF looked at the last CF -100 " Canuck " finally in October 1981 from.
- Belgian Air Component ( 53 Mk5 1957-1964 )
- Royal Canadian Air Force