Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck was a twin turbine engined interceptor aircraft built for service with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the early Fifties.  After two Rolls-Royce Avon engined Mark 1 prototypes, all of the production Canucks were powered by various models of the Orenda turbojet engine.  Production consisted of 5 pre-production CF-100 Mark 2 aircraft, 74 machine gun armed CF-100 Mark 3 aircraft, 280 CF-100 Mark 4 aircraft armed with both machine guns and rocket pods, and 331 CF-100 Mark 5 aircraft armed only with rocket pods.

CF-100s entered RCAF service in 1953, and with the Belgian Air Force from 1957 to 1964.  The RCAF CF-100 interceptor fleet was retired in 1962, but some aircraft were converted into electronic warfare aircraft and continued to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces until the last operating aircraft were retired in 1981.  For more information about the history of the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck, see here

Preserved CF-100 Mk 2 aircraft

RCAF SerialCAF SerialModelStatusPhotoLocation
18104A611Mk. 2TOn display at Garnison Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec as "100104" (October 2023).18104
18106A615Mk. 2TOn display at Memorial Military Museum, Campbellford, Ontario (November 2023).18106

Preserved CF-100 Mk 3 aircraft

RCAF SerialCAF SerialModelStatusPhotoLocation
18126-Mk. 3DUnder restoration at the Reynolds Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. (September 2023) Belongs to the The Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary, Alberta.18126
18138-Mk. 3DOn display at the Canadian Museum of Flight, Langley, British Columbia as 18138 (October 2023).
18152-Mk. 3DOn display at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, Alberta as 18152 (September 2023).

Preserved CF-100 Mk 4 aircraft

RCAF SerialCAF SerialModelStatusPhotoLocation
18194646BMk. 4AOn display at Base Borden Military Museum, 16 Wing Borden, Ontario as 18194 (October 2023 ).18194
18241A631Mk. 4AOn display at National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio as 18241 (December 2023). Previously at Bellville Ontario, moved 1999.18241
18393--Mk 4BOn display at Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK (May 2019). Previously G-BCYK, owned by Ormond Haydon-Baillie.18393

Preserved CF-100 Mk 5 aircraft

RCAF SerialCAF SerialModelStatusPhotoLocation
18472100472Mk. 5DOn display at Musée de la Défense Aérienne de Bagotville, 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec as 18437 (November 2023).18472
18476100476Mk. 5DOn display at Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton, Alberta as 18476 (September 2023).18476
18488-Mk. 5COn display in Centennial Park, Moncton, New Brunswick as 18488 (October 2023).18488
18493100493Mk. 5DOn display at Base Borden Military Museum, 16 Wing Borden, Ontario as 100493 (May 2019).18493
18500100500Mk. 5DOn display at Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defense, 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario as 100500 (September 2023).18500
18504100504Mk. 5DOn display at Castle Air Museum, Atwater, California as 100504 (September 2023).18504
18506-Mk. 5CPrivately owned, Uxbridge Ontario as 18506 (October 2023). Previously on display at Markham airport and Hamilton airport.18506
18534A690Mk. 5On display at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels, Belgium as 18534 (October 2023).18534
18602A683Mk. 5On display at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, Haliburton, Ontario as A683 (October 2023).18602
18619A682Mk. 5On display in Paul Coffey Park, Malton, Ontario as 18619 (November 2023).18619
18626-Mk. 5MOn display in Lee Park, North Bay, Ontario as 18626 (September 2023).18626
18731-Mk. 5On display at Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario as RCAF 18731 (November 2023).18731
18746-Mk. 5COn display at Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec as RCAF 18746 (October 2023).18746
18747100747Mk. 5On display at Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia as 100747 (October 2023).18747
18752793BMk. 5At Base Borden Military Museum, 16 Wing Borden, Ontario as 18752 (October 2023).18752
18757100757Mk. 5DOn display at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario as 100757 (October 2023).18757
18759100759Mk. 5On display at Reynolds Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta as 18759 (September 2023).18759
18760100760Mk. 5In storage at Musée de l'aérospatiale du Québec, St. Hubert, Quebec as 100760 (October 2023).18760
18761-Mk. 5On display at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta as 18761 (September 2023).18761
18764-Mk. 5In storage at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba as 18764 (October 2023).18764
18773814BMk. 5In storage at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick as 814B, for eventual display at New Brunswick Military History Museum. (October 2023).18773
18774100774Mk. 5On display at National Air Force Museum of Canada, 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario as 18774 (October 2023).18774
18779100779Mk. 5COn display at Peterson Air and Space Museum, Peterson AFB, Colorado as 18779 (October 2023).18779
18784100784Mk. 5DOn display at Air Force Heritage Park, 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba as 18784 (October 2023). Previously on display at CFB Baden, Germany, moved 1993.18784
18785100785Mk. 5DOn display at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario as 100785 (September 2023).18785
18790100790Mk. 5DOn display at Comox Air Force Museum, 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia as 18790 (October 2023).18790

Many thanks to Jim Bates, Mark Munzel, Jeff Rankin-Lowe, Andy Marden, the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck group on Facebook, and numerous other contributors for much of the information and updates on this list.

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