Saturday, April 20, 2013

Air Force Graveyard #2

Andy | Saturday, April 20, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

Continuing from yesterday's posting here's another plane that I believe this to be a CF-104 Starfighter. It entered Canadian service in March 1962. Originally designed as a supersonic interceptor aircraft, it was used primarily for low level strike and reconnaissance by the RCAF. Eight CF-104 squadrons were originally stationed in Europe as part of Canada's NATO commitment.

8 comments:

  1. I would like to see those planes myself one day. Sometimes I saw them flying in the sky because they where also in the dutch airforce on an airfield not far away from where I lived..

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  2. Very cool! I imagine that was state of the art in its day.

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  3. You really stop and think about a lot of things when you see pictures like this. for 1962 they were a very advanced craft. You'd wonder how much more high tech they are today?

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  4. Have no interest in flying one of these 100 series fighters. They were very fast, but sometimes difficult to control as they were designed before computer fly-by-wire. In their first few years of service they had a high accident rate killing many pilots. Some of their worst instability was worked out in later years of production and they went to allied air forces around the world.

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    1. I'm impressed with your knowledge.

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    2. I've always loved aircraft and other machinery. I do have a pilots license, but haven't flown in years.

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  5. This reminds me of the sign I have in my garage: "Won't it be wonderful when schools have all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold garage sales?"

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  6. These were pure engines with short wings. Beautiful.

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