This Day in Aviation History
January 19th, 1950
First flight of the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck.

The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck (affectionately known as the “Clunk”) was a Canadian jet interceptor/fighter serving during the Cold War both in NATO bases in Europe and as part of NORAD. The CF-100 was the only Canadian-designed fighter to enter mass production, serving primarily with the RCAF/CAF and in small numbers in Belgium. For its day, the CF-100 featured a short takeoff run and high climb rate, making it well suited to its role as an interceptor….

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