The RCAF named the CF-100 "Canuck", after the much earlier Curtis JN-4 Canuck trainer of the First World War. However, the name was never really accepted for the jet aircraft and the crews more often referred to the type as the Clunk’. The twin engine jet all-weather interceptor was all Canadian designed and built. The CF-100's good climb, excellent fire control and radar systems, twin engine reliability and all weather capability made the aircraft highly suitable for Canadian and NATO air defence roles of the Korean and Cold War eras.
 Belgium also selected the design for its NATO forces. After a successful career in the RCAF/CF as a fighter, the aircraft type was later modified as an electronic countermeasures (ECM) trainer and was fitted with electronic ECM and chaff dispensing equipment. A black paint scheme was chosen by Avro for the prototype aircraft and to commemorate the type’s retirement, a Mark V aircraft was re-painted in this original colour scheme.

Manufacturer: Avro Canada: designed and built
Designation: CF-100 Model No: Marks: Mk 1,2,3 A&B,4 A&B, 5 D&M, 6
Role: Fighter & EW Trainer
TOS: 1951 SOS: 1981 No: 692
Service: RCAF & CF

Crew I Passengers: 2 crew (pilot/navigator) in ejection seats
Powerplant: Orenda Series ii or 17 Turbojet
Performance: Max Speed: 525 kts (972.3 km/h) Cruising Speed: 400 kts (741 km/h) 
Service Ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,496 m) Range: 2000 nm (3,706 kin)
Weights: Empty: 23,100 Ibs (10,487 kg) Gross: 33,000 lbs (14,969 kg)
Dimensions: Span: 57 ft 6 in (16.31 m) Length: 54 ft 2 in (16.5 m) Height 14 ft 6 in (4.43 m) Wing Area: 526.6 sq ft (48.92 sq m)
Armament: Provisions for Bombs, Rockets (unguided), Missiles
Original Cost: $660,000

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