Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Jet Fighter Plane
John Frost designed the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck to meet a 1949 Royal Canadian Air Force specification for a new all-weather jet interceptor. The prototype CF-100 Canuck first flew in January 1950 and entered service with the RCAF in 1952. The Canuck proved to be a very good aircraft and remained operational with the RCAF until 1981. A total of 692 Canucks were produced, 53 of which were Mk 5s operated by the Belgian Air Force from 1957 to 1964, the remainder were used by the RCAF where it soon gained the nickname of the "Clunk" with it's aircrew.
|Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 5 Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot and navigator
- Length: 16.5 m (54 ft 2 in)
- Wingspan: 17.4 m (57 ft 2 in)
- Height: 4.4 m (14 ft 6 in)
- Empty weight: 10,500 kg (23,100 lb)
- Loaded weight: 15,170 kg (33,450 lb)
- Engines: Twin 32.5 kN (7,300 lbf) Avro Canada Orenda 11 turbojets
- Maximum speed: 888 km/h (552 mph)
- Range: 3,200km (2,000mi)
- Service ceiling: 13,700 m (45,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 44.5 m/s (8,750 ft/min)
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 5 Armament:
- 58 70mm (2.75 in) "Mighty Mouse" folding-fin aerial rockets mounted in two wingtip pods
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