Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Norseman Production for the RCAF

The first world-beater bush aircraft designed and built in Canada was the Noorduyn Norseman. Constructed by Noorduyn Aircraft Ltd. of Montreal the first Norseman flew in November 14, 1935, and later went on to star in Captain of the Clouds. Even though Noorduyn had some success with the aircraft during the 30s, it was not until the RCAF and the USAAF ordered the aircraft that production really took off. These aircraft are part of the RCAF order. The photo was taken March of 1941. (Photo courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada/Library and Archives Canada.)


David M. Knights said...

Another neat photo.

Mark Munzel said...

Interesting pic ... but don't you have a Hunter model to finish?