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Canadian Designations


The Canadian system uses a prefix C (possibly to avoid confusion with American codes) and a function letter, followed by a number. The number is unique, and applied to single aircraft type. The function letter may change if an aircraft is modified, e.g. the CE-144 is an electronic warfare version of the CC-144.

The following list gives the basic designations:

       CF-100                        Avro Canada CF-100

       CF-101                        McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

       CF-104                        Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

       CF-105                        Avro CF-105 Arrow

       CC-106 Yukon             Canadair CL-44

       CP-107                   Canadair CL-28 Argus

       CC-109 Metroopolitan        Convair 440

       CC-109 Cosmopolitan      Canadair CL-66

       CSR-110                        Grumman SA-16B Albatross

       CH-112 Nomad             Hiller OH-23G

       CH-113 Labrador                Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight

       CT-114 Tutor                Canadair Tutor

       CC-115 Buffalo                De Havilland Canada DHC-5

       CF-116                        Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter

       CH-118 Iroquois                Bell UH-1

       CH-124 Sea King                Sikorsky SH-3

       CC-130 Hercules                Lockheed C-130

       CT-133 Silver Star        Lockheed T-33

       CH-135                        Bell 212

       CH-136 Kiowa                Bell OH-58

       CC-137                        Boeing 707

       CC-138 Twin Otter        De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

       CP-140 Aurora/Arcturus        Lockheed P-3 Orion (A derivative

                                with the avionics of the S-3 Viking.)

       CC-142                     De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8

       CC-144 Challenger        Canadair Challenger

       CH-139 Jetranger         Bell 206

       CH-146 Griffon                 Bell 412

       CC-150 Polaris                Airbus A310

       CF-188 Hornet                McDonnell Douglas FA-18

Emmanuel Gustin

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