Author Topic: Canadair Argus CP107 1/48 Scale ......................(Completed 21 April 2017)  (Read 9399 times)

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lastvautour

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Thanks Fingers.

Biggles - The Argus is a sub hunter/killer.

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Ah so the Canada version of our P-3 Orion.
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I concur with Mark - Very Impressive Lou!

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The Argus was replaced by the Aurora (P3C Orion airframe - S-3 Viking electronics).

A quote from an article by John Boileau, Chronicle Herald
http://thechronicleherald.ca/books/95855-author-uncovers-hidden-tales-of-the-argus

Another Cold War tale describes the role of the Argus in the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, when American intelligence learned that Soviet ships were carrying ballistic missiles to Cuba.

Because prime minister John Diefenbaker was not convinced of the seriousness of the threat (and probably in part because he did not get along with president John Kennedy), he had to be forced to put RCAF NORAD assets on high alert. But he refused to do the same for Canada’s maritime naval and aviation assets.

These important resources did participate however, through the subterfuge of participation in an exercise, which had already been scheduled for November and was simply moved forward.

Argus crews provided essential assistance to the U.S. navy during the crisis, especially since the stalwart Canadian airplane was more capable than American ASW aircraft.


Lou