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Bristol Britannia, Canadair CP-107 Argus and CC-106 Yukon

Bristol Britannia, Canadair CP-107 Argus and CC-106 Yukon Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review August 2020 Title Bristol Britannia, Canadair CP-107 Argus and CC-106 Yukon
Author Charles Stafrace Publisher Guideline Publications
Published 2020 ISBN n/a
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (GBP) £16.00


I read this three-part study inside-out. And you can, too.

Chronologically written by Charles Stafrace, the 125th installment in Guideline’s perennially popular “Warpaint” range broadly divides into three, almost self-contained parts.

The titular Bristol Britannia commences contents – and the “Canadair CP-107 Argus & CC-106 Yukon” respectively follow.

But as a Canadian military aviation enthusiast, I started with the amazing Argus, back-tracked to Britannia, then yomped to Yukon.

Sections outline the design, development, production, service, and disposition of each subject. Contents include, where applicable, derivatives – both produced and projected. And technical details accompany everything.

The picture-packed production proffers plenty of color shots, B&W photos, and close-up details. John Fox’s excellent profiles survey color schemes. And 1:144-scale drawings help fact-check your Roden or Welsh Models Britannia.

I especially liked the inside-back-cover Argus markings details with both 1:96 and 1:144 metric measurements. Pity we don’t have a CP-107 kit to either scale.

Tables, extended captions, and interior images also augment the account.

But “Argus” [sic: Argos] doesn’t mean “‘All-Seeing’ in classical Greek”: the mythological creature’s laqab “Panoptes” does.

I loved this installment. More, “Warpaint”, please.


My sincere thanks to Guideline Publications for this review sample!