In the 1950s, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) had hoped that
the newly developed and tested CF-105 Avro Arrow would fulfil
its needs in the years to come. But early in 1959, the Canadian
government cancelled the development of the CF105, (the reason
why is hotly debated even today), and another aircraft had to be
found to replace it.
The McDonnell F-101B Voodoo had been developed for the United
States Air Force to escort B-29 bombers during the Korean War.
The F-101A flew on 29 September 1956 for the first time. The
reconnaissance version was developed and named the F-101B. It
flew in March 1957.
The CF-101B remained in service in an all-weather role until
||A black and white photograph of the
three stars of Canada's jet age Air Force. Pictured at
the top, the Mark 5, Orenda powered F-86 Sabre.