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The land-based Tracker waterbombers were  surplus ant-submarine aircraft off of the scrapped aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure.  They were converted by the Air Branch, in conjunction with Field Aviation Limited, at the Sault Ste. Marie hangar to include a state-of-the-art waterbombing, chemical retardent tank and release system and each aircraft could deliver 800 gallons of water or fire retardant.

7 aircraft in Air Branch service...

registration acquired disposed comments
CF-OPZ 1970 1980 original conversion, #59, sold
CF-OPX 1972 1980 #57, sold
CF-OPT 1972 1980 #53, sold
CF-OPW 1972 1980 #56, sold
CF-OPY 1972 1980 #58, sold
CF-OPV 1972 1980 #55, sold
CF-OPU 1972 1980 #54, sold
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