Aviation in Canada: Vol.5: Noorduyn Norseman: Vol.1 hardcover
Aviation in Canada: Volume 5: Noorduyn Norseman: Volume 1 Hardcover
Here at long last is the first major history of Canada’s most historic bushplane – the incredible Norseman! If you have an interest in Canada’s aviation heritage, you’ll want this spectacular, authoritative new title. Beginning with design in 1934, first flight & early production, Volume 1 of this 2-part history covers the Norseman’s initial use in the bush and Arctic. Then comes its vital WWII role with the RCAF and US Army “at home”, and US forces in the UK & Europe to the South Pacific. The wartime work done by Canada’s commercial operators is included plus everything from the politics & economics of the Norseman to production at Noorduyn, where employment soars from a handful in 1939 to 11,000 by war’s end. Volume 1 finishes with the transition to peace, the impact on commercial aviation of war surplus Norsemans, introduction of the Norseman V & such rivals as the Beaver and Husky, and final RCAF service. Includes some amazing dramas from a Norseman found safe in the bush after 38 days to stranded scientists rescued in the Antarctic. You’ll revel in this magnificent new CANAV production–our 33rd aviation title.”
Published 2013, 232 pages, 400+ historic black & white photographs, glossary, bibliography, index, hardcover, large format, 9 1/4" x 12 1/4"