Canada - Air Force Canadair CP-107 Argus 10712
Image ID: 1120475
Operator: Canada - Air Force - 10712
Aircraft: Canadair - CP-107 Argus
Airport: Canada - Comox, BC (YQQ / CYQQ)
Category: Main database
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(11.10.2018, 15:03 CET)
The CP-107 Argus maritime patrol aircraft replaced the RCAF Lancaster and Lockheed P-2 Neptune aircraft types previously flown in the maritime roles. One of the most effective anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft of its day, the Argus was a mainstay for the RCAF. A large amount of equipment was carried, including: search radar, sonobuoys, electronic counter measures (ECM), explosive echo ranging (EER) and magnetic anomaly detector (MAD). Up to 8,000 lb (3,632 kg) of weapons could be carried in the bomb bays, including torpedoes, bombs, mines and depth charges. The Argus flew its last service mission on 24 July 1981 and was then replaced by the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora.