Canadair CC-106 Yukon
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This Yukon displays the unique red and white roundels in use very briefly after the adoption of
Canada's new flag in 1965. After a short trial period the more familiar blue, white and red
roundel was once more brought back into use.
The Canadair CC-106 Yukon was the backbone of air transport for the RCAF for many years.
Twelve Aircraft served from 1959 until 1971 when they were retired from service.
A few still fly tramp freighter routes around the world for commercial carriers.
The Aircraft has a top speed of 400 mph.
The Yukon or Canadair CL-44D used the same wing, tail surface, and undercarriage as the
Bristol Britannia and CL-28 but with local strengthening to cater for increased weight.
Direct operating costs were approximately 4 cents per ton-mile, a relatively small price
to pay for a considerable payload. To illustrate, it could carry 2 CF-104 Starfighters,
complete with engines, and fly them to Canadian bases in Germany non-stop.