What IS that RCAF bird called?


That huge Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft carrying equipment and troops… Is it a C-17? Is it a C-177? Or is it a CC-177?

And that fighter jet over there… Is it an F-18, a CF-18 or a CF-188?

Occasionally confusion crops up about the alpha-numerical designation of RCAF aircraft. In many cases, the uncertainty arises because the manufacturer’s designation and the Canadian military designations are similar…. but different. Read the rest of the article . . .