Birth of a Giant

Birth of a Giant

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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.

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  • director
    Hugh O'Connor
  • script
    Hugh O'Connor
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • photography
    Jean Roy
  • sound
    Frank Orban
  • editing
    Tony Lower
  • sound editing
    David Green

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  • jayceer

    Typical comment, if I remember correctly Dief and his crew killed the aircraft industry in this country to the benefit of the USA

    jayceer, 25 Mar 2012
  • Quartist

    Very interesting and still relevant today, especially for Warship payload. I wonder where all the supportive industries like Mitchell are today. Gone probably, thanks to Liberal mismanagement of the Canadian Defence Industries.

    Quartist, 18 Mar 2012
  • bbutchart63

    Never realized how much time, effort, patience, engineering and engineering skills required to build such an aircraft. So many people from different manufacturing plants involved from designing and making of parts from the smallest rivet to the largest piece required and making it all fit together,

    bbutchart63, 17 Mar 2012
  • Found it a very informative documentary.

    frank, 16 Mar 2012