CS2F TRACKER IN CANADIAN SERVICE -
OTHER PHOTOS


 
 
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This formation of four CF2S-1's were based on HMCS Bonaventure. The photo was given to the pilot of 1596 with the idea being that the lead aircraft would drop under and take up #4 position leaving the next in line for the front photo. (RCN photo via Keith Harrington)

 
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These Trackers aboard HMCS Bonaventure are being prepared for flight around 1966 or 67. (Photographer unknown. Photo via David Wall) 

 
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Trackers in storage in Saskatoon in the early 1970's. In the background is a  retired CC-106 Yukon aircraft. (Photo by Norman Malayney) 

 
 
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Tracker folding its wings while taxiing, at CFB Moose Jaw in 1982. (Photo by Craig Wyllie via Wikipedia)
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The red "X" on this Aircraft's tail indicates it is an Aerospace Engineering Test and Evaluation (AETE) bird. This dramatic photo shows the Tracker firing a volley of CRV-7 rockets, built by Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for test and evaluation. (Canadian Forces photo)
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Tracker S/N 1577 is undergoing a full restoration at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum as seen on 6 June, 2013. (Photo by Jerry Proc)

 
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2000: CP-121 Trackers in a scrap yard at Conair,  Abbotsford, B.C  Airport. They are being used as a spare parts source for civilian Trackers. One of these Trackers was saved for the Canadian Military Education Centre at the former CFB Chilliwack. (Photo by Tom Brent)
July 2009: Another of the Trackers at Abbotsford  (Photo by Bruce Macmillan)

 
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By mid-2009, five of the Trackers in storage had been completely stripped of useable parts. A decision was made to reduce these airframes into scrap aluminum which was then loaded into a large dumpster.  (All photos in this table by Keith Harrington)

Credits and References:

1) Bruce Macmillan, <bruce_macmillan(at)telus.net>
2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-2_Tracker
3) Norman Malayney <nmalayney(at)yahoo.com>
4) Keith Harrington <va7ssb(at)hotmail.com>
5) David Wall <walld(at)eastlink.ca>
 

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Jun 18/13