Freedom Fighter

Freedom Fighter, CF-116A/F-5


Tail #:  116721

Dimensions:  Wingspan: 7.87m, Length: 14.38m, Height: 4.01m

Max Weight:  9,249 kg

Max Speed:  1,204 km/h

Crew:  1 pilot in an ejection seat

Role:  Fighter (Tactical), Trainer

In service:  1968-1995

The museum’s Freedom Fighter initially served as a tactical fighter and trainer for 434 Squadron in Cold Lake. In 1976, it was transferred to 419 ‘Moose’ Squadron, where it was used primarily for training. The paint scheme for 116721 commemorates the history of ‘Moose’ Squadron and recalls the colours of the national flag.

The Freedom fighter has been at the National Air Force Museum since 1997.

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