CC 144 Combat Support Challenger

In 1995 434 (Bluenose) Squadron arrived at 14 Wing Greenwood NS, with the Challenger and the Silver Star aircraft. The primary role of the squadron was to provide air targets and electronic warfare support for other air force fighter squadrons, naval ships and army anti-aircraft batteries. 434 Challengers also flew maritime reconnaissance patrols, partly compensating for the loss of the Tracker in that role. The squadron was disbanded on 5 July 2002.

The Museum's Challenger arrived summer of 2016. Read Article

General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot)
Capacity: Up to 19 passengers, depending on configuration
Payload: 2,184 kg (4,815 lb)
Length: 20.85 m (68 ft 5 in)
Wingspan: 19.61 m (64 ft 4 in)
Height: 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 45.7 m² (492 ft²)
Empty weight: 12,331 kg (27,185 lb)
Loaded weight: 21,863 kg (48,200 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 21,863 kg (48,200 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CF34-3B turbofans,

41.0 kN (9,220 lbf) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 870 km/h (470 knots, 541 mph)
Cruise speed: 850 km/h, (459 knots, 528 mph)
Range: 6,878 km (3,714 nmi, 4,274 mi)
Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 1,355 m/min (4,450 ft/min)