Baker Books - The Canadair Argus, CL-28/CP-107
The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter
The Canadian CL-28/CP-107 Argus was the mainstay of Canada's Maritime Submarine Hunting Force from 1958 to 1981. Designed, built, and flown by Canadians for Canada, the Argus was one of the last giant four-piston engine bombers to grace the skies. Yet, incredibly, her story and the role she played during the Cold War for both Canada and her NATO Allies remains uncelebrated by many.
In her heyday, the Argus was considered the most technologically advanced Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of her time. As an aggressor, she was equipped with state-of-the-art radars, sensors, and navigational systems designed for her primary rold of hunting down Soviet submarines. She and her crew endured the roughest North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean conditions, flying patrols upwards of 24 hours nonstop while armed with a lethal 8000 pound load of depth bombs and torpedos.
As a saviour, the Argus, with her mythical "one hundred eyes", provided Search and Rescue capability, saving countless distressed merchant sailors and civilian mariners lost or in danger at sea.
In this, The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter, co-authors, Major (Retired) Cary Baker, and Major (Retired) Bert Campbell, unveil many never before seen photos, newly produced diagrams and detailed graphics by Captain Rob Arsenault, renowned for his life-like depictions of military aircraft. Discover the full account of the Argus' proud history from conception to retirement and find out why she remains one of the most majestic aircraft to have ever flown in the Canadian Air Force.