Book Re­views

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Ti­tle: The Canadair Ar­gus: The Un­told Story of Canada’s Cold War Mar­itime Hunter

Au­thors: Ma­jor Cary Barker and Ma­jor Bert Camp­bell

The Canadair Ar­gus plied the skies of Canada’s East and West Coast dur­ing the Cold War and, out­side of a few pre­served air­frames, is al­most forgotten. Even in books about the RCAF, it gets, at best, men­tioned for a few pages in chap­ters on Mar­itime Com­mand. This 190-page hard­cover book changes all that. It does what it says on the cover, it tells the story of the Ar­gus from devel­op­ment to re­tire­ment. Ev­ery­thing is here; weapon’s tri­als, sto­ries of pa­trols, crew and main­te­nance tails, etc. I was fas­ci­nated by the Bullpup mis­sile tri­als, and the ref­er­ences to the use of the Ar­gus dur­ing Cuban Mis­sile cri­sis. The book is well il­lus­trated with color and black-and-white pho­tos and nicely down air­craft paint­ings. A must for an RCAF fan of Mar­itime op­er­a­tions.

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