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Canadair CP-107 Argus (CL-28)

I love living at a time when we have so much history on film and available on platforms such as YouTube.

I recently came across a film produced by the National Film Board of Canada, entitled 'Birth of a Giant'', about the development of the Canadair CP-107 Argus.(CL-28).

Developed as a marine reconnaissance aircraft during the 'Cold War' era, the CL-28 was the largest aircraft built in Canada at the time. Derived from the Bristol Britannia but built with North American parts, it was the most effective anti-submarine aircraft of its day patrolling the Atlantic.

The CL-28 had an endurance of approximately 26½ hours with full armament. An Argus flown by 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron held the Canadian military record of slightly over 31 hours for the longest flight by an unrefuelled aircraft.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CP-107_Argus

Additional Info: National Air Force Museum of Canada

Birth of a Giant -Click the image below to open the video

tmb 550 cl 28 video