Birth of a Giant – The Canadair Argus

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This documentary short tells the story of the conception, construction and testing of the largest Canadian aircraft of its time – the Canadair Argus. A marine reconnaissance aircraft, the Argus was designed and manufactured by Canadair for the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Air Force. In its early years, it was reputedly the finest anti-submarine patrol bomber in the world.

Birth of a Giant, Hugh O’Connor, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Image courtesy of Comox Air Force Museum