Canadair Sabre Mk.5 23300 of No. 410 "Cougar" Squadron, RCAF

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Canadair Sabre Mk.5 23300 of No. 410 "Cougar" Squadron, RCAF

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Uploaded by - jocko417
Date - 09/12/2014 00:25:56
Canadair Sabre Mk.5 23300 of No. 410 "Cougar" Squadron, 1 Fighter Wing, RCAF Station Marville, circa October, 1956.

In April, 1955, 1 Fighter Wing, consisting of No's 410, 439, and 441 squadrons, moved from it's original location in North Luffenham, England to it's new home in Marville, France. Not long after arrival in France, the decision was made to replace one Sabre squadron at each of Canada's four NATO fighter bases with an all-Weather CF-100 interceptor squadron. It was decided to stand down the lowest numbered squadron at each fighter Wing, so 410 squadron left Marville and was replaced by 445 "Wolverine" squadron, flying the CF-100 Mk.4.

The four Sabre squadrons to leave NATO, No's 410, 413, 414, and 416, all returned to Canada and converted to the all-weather interceptor role for NORAD, flying CF-100s.

The aircraft depicted, 23300, is a rare one, as it is the only camouflaged 410 Sabre seen in photos to sport the squadron's 'chevron' tail art, which was used extensively on the earlier Sabre Mk.2s flown from North Luffenham. 410 was stood down about the time the squadron art was being added to the camouflaged Mk.5s. It is unknown if any other 410 Sabres had the tail art applied.

Note - Bare metal drop tank texture is intentional, based on period photo. Officially, the drop tanks were to be painted with the top half in Extra Dark Sea Grey and the underside in PRU Blue to match the camo scheme, but there are many examples of all-over PRU Blue, as well as natural metal.

Place the "410 RCAF 300" folder into your Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\CoreMods\aircraft\F-86\Liveries\F-86F Sabre folder.

Note - you may have to create both the Liveries and F-86F Sabre folders.
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