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

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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 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

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

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

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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

The Avro Arrow

While all employees were initially let go, Avro, in order to develop other products, began to rehire some of them. Of the approximately 14,000 employees dismissed when the Arrow was cancelled, 3,500 were brought back.

Author: Palmiro Campagna

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459743182

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

View: 475

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. Also included is an update on the attempts to retrieve long-lost scale models of the plane from the bottom of Lake Ontario.
Categories: Transportation

The Avro Arrow Story

The Avro Arrow Story

decision to destroy the Arrow. David Mackechnie had seen his late father's photographs and knew even as a child that something terrible had happened atthe plant. Even as officials were denying it,the Avro Arrows were being chopped apart ...

Author: Bill Zuk

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781552778319

Category: History

Page: 144

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"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

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: 490

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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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: 803

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

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: 226

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

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: 1770705457

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 397

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

The Avro Arrow Manipulation

The Avro Arrow Manipulation

Most people bought the story we put out , that the Arrow , the one seemed to be missing from the photo that appeared in some Canadian newspapers of the time that showed broken - up Arrows on the tarmac outside Avro's manufacturing ...

Author: Will Cupchik

Publisher:

ISBN: 1896342191

Category: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

Page: 564

View: 215

In 1959 the world-leading Avro Arrow fighter-interceptor program is abruptly terminated by the Canadian government, partly due to the influence of a covert group code-named TAMPRR, operating on behalf of certain U.S. military aircraft manufacturers. In 2009, an even more influential TAMPRR has been reaching into Canada's highest political echelons for over a decade to eviscerate the publicly funded Canadian healthcare system, so that it can be replaced with an American-style, for-profit format. Ken Simpson, prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Era, learns of TAMPRR's existence and discovers that he has deeply personal, as well as professional, reasons to expose its efforts at decimating both Canadian iconic accomplishments. He also uncovers a grave threat to a politician/physician who may be her country's last best hope of saving Canadian Medicare. Simpson's revelations prompt some prominent Americans and Canadians to rush to develop a system whereby average citizens can have real-time influence upon their elected representatives' actions, before it is too late.
Categories: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)