STK-ID 31419

Various shots of Royal Canadian Air Force Argus aircraft being towed out of hangar as air force types look on. Montage of shots showing realistic model. Several shots of technicians at work on model, testing model in wind tunnel, getting data from computer, studying plans, mock ups of assembly lay-out, looking over full-size mock up. Sequence on men checking stock on components. Several shots of engineers and other company officials discussing various details, thrashing out problems. Sequence on construction of components, CUs of machine tools in operation. Long sequence on construction of actual aircraft, aircraft at various stages of completion. Shot of men punching out on their way off shift. Several CUs of giant plane in hangar. Shots of plane on tarmac, of test pilots at their posts, of hands on controls of under carriage as plane begins to roll. Shots of model and shots of Argus aircraft banking away from camera, over flying Canadair plant.


Excerpt from
Birth of a Giant
Saint-Laurent (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486