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The Royal Canadain Air Force, formerly known as the Canadian Forces Air Command, is one of the three environmental commands of the Canadian Forces.

Early Days (2011-1945)[]

The RCAF was formed in 1920, as an early attempt at forming an air force. In 1924, the name was changed to the "Royal Canadian Air Force". When World War 2 began, Canada enlarged it's airforce signifigantly. It reached a peak of 215,000 members in January 1944, making it the fourth largest air force in the world.

The Cold War and Unification[]

In 1949, the Canada joined NATO, and by 1964, the Canadain government began to reorganize the armed forces into one group. The RCAF would then be knwon as "Air Command". In 1971, the Snowbirds aerobatic demonstration team was formed.

2011 to Now[]

In 2011, the Canadian government decided to rename Air Command back to the Royal Canadian Air Force. The current RCAF's flag-ship plane is the F/A-18 Hornet.

Aircraft Service[]

Current[]

Unmanned[]

Current Helicopters[]

  • AgustaWestland AW101
  • Chinook CH-47
  • Bell 206
  • Bell 412
  • SH-3 Sea King
  • Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

Retired[]

  • CT-133 Silver Star
  • CC-130B
  • McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo
  • CF-101F Voodoo
  • EF-101B "Electric" Voodoo
  • CF-104 Starfighter
  • CF-104D Starfighter
  • CP-107 Argus
  • CH-135 Twin Huey
  • CH-118 Iroquois
  • CS-2F Tracker
  • CC-132 Dash-7
  • CH-113 Labrador
  • CH-113A Voyageur
  • CC-108 Caribou
  • CC-115 Buffalo
  • CC-137 Husky
  • CF-100 Canuck
  • CT-134 Musketeer
  • CT-134A Musketeer II
  • Beechkraft B200 Super King Air
  • CH-136 Kiowa
  • CH-136
  • CH-147 Chinook
  • CC-106 Yukon
  • CL-84-1A Dynavert
  • CC-109 Sosmopolitan
  • CC-177
  • CT-120 Chipmunk
  • CC-123 Otter
  • CC-139R
  • CC-129 Dakota
  • CSR-110 Albatross
  • CH-143
  • CF-86 Sabre
  • CF-116A Freedom Fighter
  • CF-116F Freedom Fighter
  • CU-161
  • CL-52

Gallery[]

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