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The CF-100 Canuck is the only in-service fighter aircraft to date designed and built entirely in Canada. It was in service from 1952 until 1981. It became known as the "Clunk". Some say it received the moniker because of the noise the front landing gear made as it retracted into its well after takeoff. Others say it was because the aircraft was too strong and thus too heavy for its original role as an all-weather fighter interceptor.
A short history of Canada's Air Force
The first Candian Air Force was formed in 1918, read more about the evolution of Canada's Air from the early days of aviation to the high tech air force of today.
CANADIAN AIR FORCE - ORDERS OF BATTLE
Orders of Battle give a snapshot of the strength and disposition of the air force at selected points in history. The following should present the reader with a good representation of how Canada's Air Force has changed over the years.
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Y2K Spitfie Project
The aim of this project is to return this celebrated World War II aircraft to flying condition in the exact colours depicting 442 Squadron's famous Spitfire with the identifiers "Y2K". The restoration work is expected to take over five years to complete, but there is no shortage of enthusiastic volunteers. A dedicated Heritage Hangar has been constructed for the Spitfire refurbishment.
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Canadian War Brides
The story of the Canadian war brides and their journey to Canada is one of the most fascinating and romantic of World War Two. Why nearly 45,000 British and European women would leave behind everything that was familiar to start a new life in post-war Canada is a story worth telling.
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No. 6 (RCAF) Group
Looking for Richard Koval's site on the the RCAF's No. 6 Bomber Group, follow this link to his new site:
No. 439 Squadron (Unofficial) Hompage
Looking for Mike Melnick's page on No. 439 Squadron, follow this link to his new site:
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