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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

188901

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 October 1982 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered.  First CF-18 received by Canadian Forces.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s.  On display at National Aviation Museum (now the Canada Aviation Museum) at Rockcliffe, Ontario by 1998, but still owned by Canadian Forces.  Still there in 2006.

188902

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 October 1982 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered.  Carried Prime Minister Trudeau on a supersonic flight, 25 October 1982, at CFB Ottawa South (formerly Uplands).   With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995 and in June 2004.

188903

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

56

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 November 1982 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered.  First delivered to No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  Back at CFB Cold Lake, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.

188904

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 December 1982 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered.  First delivered to No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Still with this unit in February 1995.  At Cold Lake, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.

188905

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 January 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 433 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  At Cold Lake, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in June 2002.

188906

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 February 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Received Category C damage on 31 July 2001.  Bleed air leak shortly after takeoff from Bagotville, en route to Toronto, resulted in smoke in cockpit, improper landing gear retraction, and other failures.  Aircraft further damaged by arrestor cables during high speed, no flaps landing.  Investigation revealed that Flow Temperature Limiting Anti-Ice Modulating Valve recently installed in this aircraft had been removed unserviceable from 188751 two years earlier, and returned to use without repairs being performed, causing the leak.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.

188907

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

80

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 March 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered.  With Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment and No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With AETE in May 2006, in special red and white paint.  Still there in June 2007.

188908

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

84

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario, in Hanger #3, in October 2005.

188909

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered.  To No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 20 June 1983.  Still with this unit in February 1995.  Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario, in Hanger #3, in October 2005.  By late 2007 front fuselage had been converted to mobile simulator, used for recruiting purposes.  First public display at National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa on 1 November 2007.

188910

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 May 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-10-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in April 2006.  Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 8 July 2006.  On display at Salinas air show, October 2006 in No. 410 Squadron markings.  Still with these markings in November 2007.

188911

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-10-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Took part in 2006 Abbotsford air show, August 2006.  Visited Toronto in October 2006.  At CFB Trenton in August 2007.  Reported stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in late 2007.

188912

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

111

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 1983 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-10-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and N0. 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Visited Zeltweg, Austria in June 2003.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  On display at Salinas air show, October 2006 in No. 410 Squadron markings.

188913

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

160

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 January 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-12-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake, dates not known.  With No. 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  At Cold Lake with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Visited Pearson airport, Toronto in April 2007.  On display at Abbotsford, BC air show, August 2007, still in 410 Squadron markings.  On display at Nellis AFB air show on 10 November 2007, in 410 Squadron markings.

188914

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

175

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 February 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-12-MC when delivered.  First delivered to No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.  Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there.  Still with this unit in February 1995.  With No. 409 Squadron in 1990s, exact dates not known.  Operated by No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2004.

188915

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

203

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 June 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-13-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006.

188916

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

221

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 August 1984 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-14-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2006.

188917

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

259

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 March 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-15-MC when delivered.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With 425 Squadron at Bagotville in September 2006.  On display at Dayton-Wright air show, July 2007.

188918

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

280

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 March 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-15-MC when delivered.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also with No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron in February 1995.  Still carried this unit's markings in April and May 2006.

188919

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

323

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 July 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-16-MC when delivered.  Used by 1 Canadian Air Group in Germany, including No. 439 Squadron.  Failed to recover from spin during maintenance test flight near Renchen, Germany on 4 May 1987.  Capts. D. Beselt and K. Gerhards ejected at 10,000 feet, with aircraft inverted, landed with only minor injuries.

 

last date: 7 September 1988 - Struck off

188920

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

341

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 August 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-17-MC when delivered.  With No. 433 Squadrons during 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995 and in May 2004.

188921

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

348

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 September 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-17-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  With No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, PQ when it was displayed at the Cape Cod air show, August 2007.  Took part in Canadian International Air Show, September 2007.

188922

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

421

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 April 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-18-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in June 2001.

188923

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

445

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 June 1985 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-19-MC when delivered.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known.  Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991, including No. 439 Squadron.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Visited Pearson airport, Toronto in April 2007.  Operated by 410 Squadron in November 2007.

188924

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

474

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 September 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-20-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 and No. 433 Squadrons during 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  With this unit in May 2005.  On display at Barksdale, Louisiana air show in May 2008, with No. 425 Squadron markings.

188925

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

479

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 September 1986 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-20-MC when delivered.  With No. 441 Squadron  at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, in 1980s and 1990s, still with this unit in February 1995.  Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show.  Operated by No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in September 2005.  Took part in St. Thomas, Ontario air show June 2007, in No. 425 Squadron markings.  On display at Miramar air show October 2007, reported as 409 Squadron markings.

188926

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

675

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also with No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  Operated by No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2005.

188927

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

682

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 January 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also with No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, PQ in February 1995.  With same unit in May 2005.

188928

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

688

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 February 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991.  Also with No. 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Operated by this unit in November 2007.

188929

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

693

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 February 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Operated by this unit in May 2005.

188930

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

699

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 April 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995..  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in June 2007.

188931

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

704

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 April 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Category D damage at Cold Lake on 28 September 2006, when left main gear collapsed shortly after heavy touch down.  Preliminary investigation suggested main gear was out of rig, fleet inspection ordered.

188932

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

706

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 April 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Reported as damaged on 26 May 2003, not confirmed.  With No. 410 TF (OT) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, when it had a near miss with 188935 during training flight on 2 October 2006.

188933

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

711

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 April 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  Received D category damage at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma on 13 January 2005, after an emergency landing caused by low engine oil pressure light.  Landed short, engaged arrestor cables in front of runway threshold.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006.

188934

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

716

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by No. 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in November 2007.

188935

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

726

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 May 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and No. 441 Squadron,  in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  Damaged on 27 March 1994 while with No. 441 Squadron, no details.  Reported at Canadair in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006.  Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at this time.  With No. 410 TF (OT) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, when it had a near miss with 188932 during training flight on 2 October 2006.  Still operated by No. 410 Squadron in June 2007.

188936

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

731

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 June 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006 and June 2007.

188937

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

738

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 June 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  Damaged 21 April 1994, no details.  Received ECP avionics update.  At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006 and November 2007.

188938

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

738

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and No. 416 Squadron,  in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  At CFB Baden in Germany in 1980 and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995, and in November 2007..

188939

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

747

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and No. 416 and 441 Squadrons,  in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.  With No. 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006.  Used "Beaver" radio call sign.  Returned to Canada on 7 April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route.  Took part in Tyndell AFB air show in April 2006.  Reported to be with Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment at this time.

188940

McDonnell-Douglas

 

CF-188

CF-188B

CF-18B

 

 

751

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 July 1988 - Taken on strength

 

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered.  With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and No. 416 Squadron,  in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known.  At CFB Baden in Germany in 1980 and 1990s, exact dates not known.  With No. 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995.  Received ECP avionics upgrade.  Operated by No. 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in December 2006.



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