Tracker, CP-121, CS2F
Tail #: 1545
Dimensions: Wingspan: 21.23m, Length: 12.88m, Height: 4.96m
Max Weight: 10,984 kg
Max Speed: 532 km/h
Crew: 2 pilots, 2 crew
Role: Anti Submarine Warfare, Patrol
In service: 1956-1989
Tracker aircraft were purchased by the Royal Canadian Navy to be used on aircraft carriers. However, when the carrier was phased out in 1969, the Tracker’s role changed from anti-submarine to coastal patrol. The museum’s example was one of the first Trackers built by DeHavilland and has served with every squadron in the Canadian navy.
The Tracker aircraft has been with the National Air Force Museum since 2003 and was donated by Byron Reynolds.