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Posted on 07/15/2009


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Avro-Canada CF-100 Mk V Canuck


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Avro-Canada CF-100 Mk V Canuck (8368)

Avro-Canada CF-100 Mk V Canuck (8368)
A long range, all-weather interceptor, the CF-100 was the first aircraft entirely designed and built in Canada. One of the largest fighters every built, the Royal Canadian Air Force used it to defend against a trans-polar bomber attack. It was first produced in 1950 and by the 1970s was used to simulate enemy attacks and thus served to test North American air defenses. The last ones were retired in 1981. This one was flown to Castle in January of 1982 and was a gift of the Canadian government.

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