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Seeing all the CF 100s on the ground and in the air in those videos - got me to looking - according to Wikipedia we apparently had 692 of them in the RCAF.  Yikes!

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25 minutes ago, Specs said:

Seeing all the CF 100s on the ground and in the air in those videos - got me to looking - according to Wikipedia we apparently had 692 of them in the RCAF.  Yikes!

692 were built...Belgian Air Force had 53 of the 692  

Canada had  13 Squadrons with the "Clunk" , (some over seas)

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 Avro Canada Canuck | Historical Aircraft | Royal Canadian Air Force (forces.gc.ca)

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The RCAF named the CF-100 “Canuck,” after the much earlier Curtis JN-4 Canuck trainer of the First World War. However, the name Canuck was never really accepted for the jet aircraft and the crews more often referred to the type as the “Clunk”. The twin-engine, all-weather interceptor was designed and built entirely in Canada. The CF-100’s good climb, excellent fire control and radar systems, twin-engine reliability and all-weather capability made the aircraft highly suitable for Canadian and NATO air defence roles of the Korean and Cold War eras. Belgium also selected the design for its NATO forces. After a successful career in the RCAF/Canadian Armed Forces as a fighter, the aircraft type was later modified as an electronic countermeasures (ECM) trainer and was fitted with electronic ECM and chaff-dispensing equipment. A black paint scheme was chosen by Avro for the prototype aircraft and, to commemorate the type’s retirement, a Mark V aircraft was repainted in this original colour scheme.

Designation CF‑100
Marks Mk 1, 2, 3A/B, 4 A/B, 5D/M, 6
Role Fighter / electronic warfare trainer
Taken on strength 1951
Struck off strength 1981
Number 692
Service RCAF / Canadian Armed Forces

Source: Canadian Combat and Support Aircraft: A Military Compendi

 

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