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Avro CF-100 Canadian Cold War Warrior
When I was a kid I spent a couple of summers up at my Grandmother`s house in North Bay, Ontario. I would ride my bike up to the air force base and watch the CF-100s of 414 squadron swooping in and out of the base along with T-33 Silver Stars and the occasional visiting CF-101 Voodoo plus civilian traffic. The Avro CF-100 was the only Canadian designed and built fighter ever to go into service with the Royal Canadian Air Force which later became Air Command , Canadian Forces after the amalgamation of the army, navy and air force in 1968. Although it served in a secondary training role up until 1983 the CF-100 was the mainstay of Canada`s fighter force during the 1950`s with squadrons in both Canada with NORAD and in Europe with NATO. I decided to draw a CF-100 of 428 squadron which distiquished itself as a bomber squadron during World War Two in England and flew the CF-100 from RCAF Station at Uplands just outside of Ottawa from`56 until `61. I thought of the 428 squadron badge, (a shrouded skull ) and motto ( "To the Very End" ) was kind of cool and I was also in the mood to draw a skull. I should have added a local backgound but I got lazy. I`ll save that for a future project. Just a note here. I drew the main plane straight from memory and added the profile later copied from a 1958 edition of Jane`s All The World`s Aircraft.
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