CANADIAN HORNETS

Fleet History * Year(s) procured: 1982 to 1988 * Originally Ordered: 98 CF-18A / 40 CF-18B * Current strength: 115 (81 in operational use). Planned allocation is four operational squadrons of 12 aircraft each, with the remaining 33 available for training, testing and evaluation AETE, and depot level maintenance. * Operational readiness: Of the 48 aircraft in operational squadrons, 34 (70%) are normally mission-ready on a daily basis. * Operational lifetime: The Canadian Forces expect the Hornet to maintain front-line status until 2017 to 2020, and also expect losses at an average rate of one aircraft every two years. * Serial numbers: 188701 to 188798 (CF-18A), and 188901 to 188940 (CF-18B) * Location(s): 3 Wing CFB Bagotville, Quebec 425 Alouette Tactical Fighter squadron* 433 Porcupine Tactical Fighter squadron (merged with 425 TFS in summer 2005) * 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, Alberta 410 Cougars Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron 416 Lynx Tactical Fighter Squadron 441 Silver Fox Tactical Fighter Squadron** 416-441 Merged July 2006 to form 409 Squadron * Permanent rotations from Cold Lake** occur at 4 Wing CFB Comox, British Columbia and from 3 Wing Bagotville to CFB Goose Bay and CFB Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and various forward operating bases in the Canadian Arctic. * Cost: 35,000,000 Canadian dollars each.
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The photos on this page represent all the Hornets I have had a chance to photograph. There are times that I feel I have taken a photo of every hornet Canada owns however I know I dont have them all. 

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