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May 7, 1965
First Flight Canadair CL-84

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Ken Mist

The Canadair CL-84 “Dynavert”, designated by the Canadian Forces as the CX-131, was a V/STOL turbine tiltwing monoplane designed and manufactured by Canadair between 1964 and 1972. Only four of these experimental aircraft were built with three entering flight testing. Two of the CL-84s crashed due to mechanical failures, but no loss of life occurred as a result of these accidents. Despite the fact that the CL-84 was very successful in the experimental and operational trials carried out between 1972 and 1974, no production contracts resulted.  The one above is located at the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa.

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(information from Wikipedia [[Canadair CL-84]] )