Avro Canada CF 100 Canuck 18393

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Avro Canada CF 100 Canuck 18393

On display at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

The CF100 was an all Canadian designed and built jet fighter of the 1950s. 18393 served in Germany with RCAF 419 “Moose” Squadron.

The Canuck was sometimes known to crews as the ‘Clunk’ because of the noise made when the nose gear retracted.

24 comments on “Avro Canada CF 100 Canuck 18393
  1. The Neepster says:

    Great shot

  2. nondesigner59 says:

    A menacing looking craft.!!

  3. Tech Owl says:

    Wow!! what a view!!
    This is a rather stand-out shot, great colour reflections, definition

  4. Ian D B says:

    Thanks guys!
    Long-ish exposure and long range photo. No tripod so was lucky with this. Braced against a hand rail and had the vibration reduction thing switched on.

  5. C J Paul (chris) says:

    looks good nice work on the clone tool….

  6. Keartona says:

    I like how its reflecting so much on the underside. Looks very shiny!

  7. crusader752 says:

    Magnificent shot Ian – love the colours and PoV – well done as it’s not an easy aeroplane to shoot being long flat and thin! 🙂

  8. Xerones says:

    Straight out of "Star Wars"!

  9. mick cooke says:

    stunning work ian , thats one great photo ,lighting, colour brilliant

  10. bill_fawcett says:

    Superb shot Ian – great colours and pov.

  11. P.A.B. says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xerones] I second Xerones comment, certainly an imposing machine. Definitely looks like it’d be more at home in orbit!

  12. Ian D B says:

    Thanks everyone.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xerones] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/phils-phots]
    That was exactly what I had in mind!

  13. amyrey says:

    Another sweet use of selective colour Ian. Cable-less as originally intended.

  14. f3liney says:

    Love this angle and the gorgeous lighting!
    We’ll let you off with the cable removal, it looks all the better for it 😉

  15. pasujoba says:

    Those reflections are excellent they really bring out the stong contours of the aircraft !

  16. andyholmfirth says:

    Chunky looking too.Lovely colours.

  17. SolarScot. says:

    fab shot Ian

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  19. cgullz says:

    another update i didn’t get!! love the hover effect, and the wonderful colours reflected on the belly!
    clunk is always a good feeling when retracting gear!

  20. bazylek100 says:

    Very good photo, Ian. The aircraft has somewhat futuristic, scf-fi look from this angle, it’s more a Star Wars fighter than just a military jet 🙂

    The test pilot of Canuck prototype was Polish fighter pilot, Janusz Å»urakowski. In 1952, diving his CF-100, he broke the sound barrier. I think nothing reflects better technical progress in aviation than this event – just imagine, merely a dozen years earlier Å»urakowski, flying his PZL P.7 (max speed 200 mph) had been trying to intercept Dorniers Do-17 over the Deblin Aviation School…
    Å»urakowski’s life story is really interesting: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janusz_%C5%BBurakowski

  21. jr55 (John Richardson) says:

    Nice work Ian, nice to see it indoors at last.

  22. Benoit Foisy says:

    Very nice reflections!

  23. PeaceLoveScoobie says:

    Very cool! Was it Moosehead powered, a Canadian brew 🙂

  24. Never Was An Arrow II says:

    ☆☆☆☆☆ SUPERB FIVE STAR Capture!
    Nice light play—

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