This prototype CL-41 Tutor flew with Canadair as CF-LTW-X from first flight in January 1960 until the flight test program ended April 28, 1964. Stored in Montreal, the aircraft was donated to the Canadian Armed Forces in 1970. Mounted on a pole at CFB Portage, the trainer was painted in RCAF Golden Centennairs colors and retroactively given the serial 114000. Pictured at CFB Trenton, it is being restored by the National Air Force Museum to a more original configuration.
The third of four CL-84s built (1 company prototype and 3 improved production CL-84-1s for the Air Force). The CL-84 was tested by the Canadian Air Force and Canadair from 1971 - 72 and jointly with the Royal Air Force and the US Navy in 1972 - 74. Two aircraft were lost during testing due to mechanical failures, with this surviving aircraft being donated to the Canada Air and Space museum in 1984. The last aircraft built never flew and was until recently, displayed at Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, MB.
Saving fuel, the two outer engines were stopped, while the inner ones were used for generating speed during taxi. Fuel was scarce at Kabul and these old engines use quite a lot. Photography was not appreciated on the field, especially not outside the large platform. So a small compact camera became my friend. This Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules flew into Kabul to support the ISAF mission. The aircraft was not only tasked for the Canadians, but used to support the whole community of some 50 countries (so including a lot of NATO allies).