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Canadair CL-13A Sabre Mk.5  -  c/n 895  -  Modex BB-150 (bogus)  -  Luftwaffe WaSLw 10  -  Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin Gatow  -  4 February 2005

The newly-revived Luftwaffe of the Federal Republic of Germany had ordered 225 Canadair Sabre Mk 6s to equip 3 day-fighter wings. In order to jump-start the effort, 75 ex-RCAF Mk 5s were supplied to the Luftwaffe in 1957/58, where they served with the Waffenschule 10 training unit that was assigned the task of conversion of pilots to the Canadair Sabre. From a peak of 65 airworthy Mk 5s in January of 1959, the Luftwaffe inventory had declined to about 25 by April of 1960. The last Luftwaffe Sabre Mk.5s were disposed of in March of 1962, and most were scrapped. [source: Joe Baugher]