The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow

They had already succeeded in building the worlds first passenger jet. This book tells the story of building, testing, and flying the Arrow.

Author: Lawrence Miller

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459415270

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 695

When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world's best supersonic combat aircraft. It was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers in Canada's world-leading aircraft industry. They had already succeeded in building the worlds first passenger jet. This book tells the story of building, testing, and flying the Arrow. It explores the reasons why the Diefenbaker Conservative government of the day cancelled the contract to build these planes — and then ordered the six already finished airplanes cut up and destroyed.
Categories: History

The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow

Using a host of declassified government documents and photos, The Avro Arrow: For The Record explores the facts and the myths surrounding the deliberate destruction of one of Canada’s greatest technical achievements.

Author: Palmiro Campagna

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459743175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 566

Using a host of government documents and photos, the facts surrounding one of Canada’s most controversial achievements are brought to light in The Avro Arrow: For The Record.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Avro Arrow A Picture History

The Avro Arrow  A Picture History

Dramatic images tell the story of the creation -- and destruction -- of the best aircraft in the world.

Author: Lawrence Miller

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781552778951

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 910

Dramatic images tell the story of the creation -- and destruction -- of the best aircraft in the world.
Categories: History

Canadian Aviation and the Avro Arrow

Canadian Aviation and the Avro Arrow

Fred Smye was in on the genesis of Canada's post WW II air power and describes the decade of innovation and growth in the nation's extraordinary aviation industry that once enabled a unique and independent air defence strategy.

Author: Fred Smye

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500545996

Category:

Page: 122

View: 759

With its first flight in 1958, the Avro Aircraft CF-105 Arrow appeared to be Canada's greatest aeronautical achievement. As the world's fastest and most advanced aircraft at that time, the Arrow, flying at twice the speed of sound over the Canadian north, was to attack Soviet bombers with air-to-air nuclear missiles. Also during the mid-1950's, the Royal Canadian Air Force, with its 27 fighter jet squadrons assigned to NATO and NORAD, was respected as one of the great air forces in the western alliance. But Canada quickly tumbled from this threshold of aeronautical leadership with the sudden cancellation and destruction of the Arrow. Fred Smye was in on the genesis of Canada's post WW II air power and describes the decade of innovation and growth in the nation's extraordinary aviation industry that once enabled a unique and independent air defence strategy. Smye also reveals the misinformation, misjudgments, flawed economics and political machinations that forced him to give the orders to cut up the existing Arrows when the Diefenbaker government cancelled the program on February 20, 1959. That "Black Friday" devastated Canada's aviation industry, throwing tens of thousands of workers out of highly skilled jobs and forcing an exodus of scientists and engineers to the U.S. and Britain. Canada subsequently surrendered its independent air defence strategy and came to rely on the U.S. for aviation industry sub-contracts and a meager supply of obsolete military aircraft for a diminished air force.
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Avro Arrow

Avro Arrow

This book concentrates solely on the vision, design and technical excellence of the airplane itself rather than the politics of its demise.

Author: Arrowheads

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114671063

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 625

The illustrated memoir of the most advanced fighter jet of the 1950s. At its creation in the mid-1950s, the Avro Arrow was a fighter jet without equal. This Cold War aircraft was twenty years ahead of its time. Unfortunately, political realities resulted in the complete termination of the Arrow project. Cancellation of the Arrow called for the destruction of all photos, drawings, models, specifications and tooling. Even the aircraft themselves were disassembled and destroyed. Avro Arrow is a fascinating historical record with an extensive collection of rare and highly prized photos, drawings and diagrams. Using two hundred images, the book traces the story of the Arrow from its inception to roll out and flight test, including advanced proposals for the development of future version. Primary sources include: Taped interviews, test pilots' firsthand impressions, Avro officials and many plant personnel Surviving company records Declassified government documents. Diagrams offer stunning details such as the North American strategic defense zones and interception tactics proposed for bomber attacks. This book concentrates solely on the vision, design and technical excellence of the airplane itself rather than the politics of its demise.
Categories: History

The Avro Arrow Story

The Avro Arrow Story

"These dedicated men and women gave blood, sweat, and tears as their contribution - And now, it really happened, our beloved bird was in the air.

Author: Bill Zuk

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781552778319

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 532

"These dedicated men and women gave blood, sweat, and tears as their contribution - And now, it really happened, our beloved bird was in the air." - Ray Boone, A.V. Roe Canada employee. In the 1950s, A. V. Roe Canada was at the forefront of aviation development worldwide. After building one of the first jet airliners and completing production of Canada's first jet fighter, the company was poised to launch its most revolutionary design - the Avro Arrow. Despite the efforts of courageous test pilots and some of the world's best designers, engineers, and technicians, the dream was shattered.
Categories: History

Shutting Down the National Dream

Shutting Down the National Dream

FR-RARE-BK (copy 3): Gift of Diana M. Schatz from the Norah and Roland Michener collection.

Author: Greig Stewart

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited

ISBN: PSU:000014910937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 416

FR-RARE-BK (copy 3): Gift of Diana M. Schatz from the Norah and Roland Michener collection.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow

Author: Thomas Blair Dugelby

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:826828009

Category: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

Page:

View: 101

Categories: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow

Nothing was to remain -- and nothing did. Using hundreds of photos, most in colour, along with original documents, this book tells this amazing story -- a key development in Canada_s Cold War history.

Author: Lawrence Miller

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459402317

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 603

When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world’s best supersonic combat aircraft. It was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers who came out of Canada’s world-leading aircraft industry. They had delivered other notable aircraft, including the world’s first passenger jet, but the Arrow put them ahead of everyone else in the field. The Arrow was designed to protect Canada against the military threat posed by the Soviet Union and its long-bombers loaded with nuclear weapons. It did everything it was supposed to do -- and more. Yet, after only six airplanes were built, the Arrow was killed. It was cancelled by a Conservative government overnight -- thousands lost their jobs. Its builder, Avro Aircraft, was ruined, and with it went an important high-tech industry. Astonishingly, the government ordered the finished airplanes cut up and destroyed. Nothing was to remain -- and nothing did. Using hundreds of photos, most in colour, along with original documents, this book tells this amazing story -- a key development in Canada’s Cold War history. It provides the information that will let readers decide for themselves what best explains a decision which even today is hard to understand. And it shows Canada’s capacity in engineering and science when challenged to produce the best in the world.
Categories: History

Who Killed the Avro Arrow

Who Killed the Avro Arrow

A fascinating examination of the international politics, pressures and personalities behind one of the most controversial decisions in Canadian history, the mothballing of the incredibly sophisticated jet fighter, the Avro Arrow.

Author: Chris Gainor

Publisher: Folklore Pub

ISBN: 1894864689

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 154

The Avro Arrow vaulted Canada into the front ranks of military aircraft design and manufacturing. Less than a year later, the Arrow program was cancelled and Avro Canada went from being one of Canadas largest corporations to a bitter memory. The completed Arrows, jet fighters full of cutting edge technology and capable of flying at twice the speed of sound, were put to the torch. The Arrow became a subject of controversy that goes on today, nearly 50 years after it flew. In this new book, aerospace historian Chris Gainor explores the reasons for the Arrows demise.
Categories: History

Requiem for a Giant

Requiem for a Giant

In Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna supplies us with new information to help dispel the myths surrounding the company.

Author: Palmiro Campagna

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459712744

Category: Transportation

Page: 260

View: 171

No Canadian company has fuelled as much speculation about its demise as A.V. Roe Canada Limited. When its name was erased off the corporate map in 1962, A.V. Roe’s most ambitious undertakings - the Jetliner, the Iroquois Engine, and the Arrow - were reduced to scrap. In Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna supplies us with new information to help dispel the myths surrounding the company. With an array of recently declassified documents, Campagna investigates the star projects of A.V. Roe Canada. Was the C-102 Jetliner technically flawed? Was the Avrocar a failure? Was the cost of the Arrow program spiralling out of control as historians have maintained? These questions and many others are put to rest in Requiem for a Giant.
Categories: Transportation

The Avro Arrow Story JR

The Avro Arrow Story  JR

The Avro CF-105 Arrow was an interceptor aircraft.

Author: BILL ZUK

Publisher: Amazing Stories

ISBN: 1554397030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 987

The Avro CF-105 Arrow was an interceptor aircraft. It was designed and built in Ontario in the 1950s. The company that built the Arrow was one of the best airplane companies in the world. It was an amazing plane. But the plane as cancelled by the government. The prototypes were destroyed, and the blueprints were burned. But the name lives on.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Storms of Controversy

Storms of Controversy

Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow.

Author: Palmiro Campagna

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459704626

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 184

The development of the Avro Arrow was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada’s government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in return? Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? And did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program? When Storms of Controversy was first published in 1992, its answers to these questions sent a shock wave across the country. Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow. Now, in this fully revised fourth edition, complete with two new appendices, the bestselling book brings readers up-to-date on the CF-105 Arrow, the most innovative, sophisticated aircraft the world had seen by the end of the 1950s.
Categories: Transportation

Avro Arrow

Avro Arrow

Author: Arrowheads

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:317547808

Category: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

Page: 180

View: 669

Categories: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

Avro Aircraft Cold War Aviation

Avro Aircraft   Cold War Aviation

This book is definitely not another rehash of old Avro Arrow material!

Author: Randall Whitcomb

Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. : Vanwell

ISBN: 1551250829

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 272

View: 527

This book is definitely not another rehash of old Avro Arrow material! It covers the entire history of Avro Canada, includes much about Avro in Britain and about advanced aviation progress in the United States. Its sub-plots involve the aerospace race of the 20th century set in global political aspects. The reader will discover the exciting advances in aviation over the last century and be able to assess the impact of the Avro story as a result. Statistical comparisons of Avro's products to the benchmark products of the American competition provide the most shocking evidence of how advanced the Avro actually was. Examines the C-102, CF-100 and the CF-105 Arrow interceptor through exceptionally detailed technical and aerodynamic discussions, and the political and economic factors at work in the demise of the Arrow. Most particularly the author focuses on the staggering front-line achievements of the A.V. Roe Company, later Avro Canada Ltd. His own stunning artwork illustrates the book.
Categories: Aeronautics, Military

Avro Arrow

Avro Arrow

Author: Richard Organ

Publisher: Cheltenham, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

ISBN: 0919822355

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 264

Categories: History

The Avro Cf 105 Arrow

The Avro Cf 105 Arrow

The AVRO ARROW was without doubt one of the greatest ever designs for an aircraft to leave the drawing board and the ground.

Author: Nigel Pearce

Publisher: United P.C. Verlag

ISBN: 3854388810

Category:

Page: 104

View: 837

The AVRO ARROW was without doubt one of the greatest ever designs for an aircraft to leave the drawing board and the ground. Fast, manoeuvreable, highly advanced, and deadly with a long future, this superb aeroplane was killed by the whims of short sighted politicians.The result was not just the death of this aeroplane but an entire countries aerospace industry, which has never risen again. It was indeed A "BLACK FRIDAY" for Canada.
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The Avro Arrow Manipulation

The Avro Arrow Manipulation

Set in 2009, with flashbacks to 1958, this novel involves an American company (YAMPRR, Inc.) that has conducted a covert 'Bizwar' sabotaging two of Canada's greatest accomplishments: the Avro Arrow and the Canadian Medicare program.

Author: Will Cupchik

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 1896342183

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 510

Set in 2009, with flashbacks to 1958, this novel involves an American company (YAMPRR, Inc.) that has conducted a covert 'Bizwar' sabotaging two of Canada's greatest accomplishments: the Avro Arrow and the Canadian Medicare program.
Categories: Fiction