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The production of the Canadian Vickers Canso started in St-Hubert, Quebec on July 25, 1941. The initial contract was for 39 Cansos. Because of limited space at St-Hubert the first 25 Cansos were built in hangars that Hampden bombers were made. Then the US government awarded Canadian Vickers a contract to build 230 OA-10A's for the US Army so to speed up production the Canadian government decided to build a new plant at Cartierville, Quebec. The new plant was 1.6-million-sq-ft that the government own and was ran by Canadian Vickers. In total 369 Cansos & OA-10A's (CV-240 to CV-608) was built by Canadian Vickers. Today the flying boat is a rare piece of aviation history. I'm a AME in Canada and I fix Cansos and other Propliner's for a living. I learned my skills from my father that is also an AME and he learned from his father. The Canso is still active today because of people like us and other people with the skills to fix and fly them. This group is for sharing information, news, history, stories, advertising, and pictures about the Canso. Everyone is welcome that are interested in this great flying boat.

KEEP THEM FLYING.


Company Logo during Production.

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  • May 22, 2007
  • English

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