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: 946

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

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: 789

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

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: 511

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

The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow

Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow. Toronto: Dundurn,
2003. –––. Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed. 4th ed.
Toronto: Dundurn, 2010. –––. The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection
Exposed ...

Author: Palmiro Campagna

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459743199

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

View: 491

Declassified government records shed additional light on the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the Avro Arrow. The controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow — an extraordinary achievement of Canadian military aviation — continues to fire debate today. When the program was scrapped in 1959, all completed aircraft and those awaiting assembly were destroyed, along with tooling and technical information. Was abandoning the program the right decision? Did Canada lose more than it gained? Brimming with information to fill in gaps in the Arrow’s troubled history, and with an update on the latest search for the scale models launched deliberately into Lake Ontario as part of the test program, The Avro Arrow tackles the outstanding questions head on.
Categories: Transportation

The Avro Arrow Story

The Avro Arrow Story

Some grew up with the attributes of the Avro Arrow resonating through family
discussions and faded memories, others have only recently discovered the story
of the fabled aircraft. All have yearned for a return of this “Golden Age” in
Canada's ...

Author: Bill Zuk

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781552778319

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 341

"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

The Avro Arrow A Picture History

The Avro Arrow  A Picture History

This was 1950, the Korean War had started, Avro Canada was turning out its CF-
100 fighter plane (discussed in the next chapter), and Canada's politicians didn't
want Avro to use resources on an airliner, particularly one that TCA was not ...

Author: Lawrence Miller

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781552778951

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 189

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

The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow

Author: Thomas Blair Dugelby

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:826828009

Category: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

Page:

View: 293

Categories: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

The Legend of the Avro Arrow

The Legend of the Avro Arrow

Author: Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:626417565

Category:

Page:

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The Avro Arrow Manipulation

The Avro Arrow Manipulation

In an even, somewhat guarded voice, the psychiatrist said, "The message that
you left with my secretary indicated that you wanted to ask me some questions
regarding both the Avro Arrow and the Canadian Medicare system. A novel
request ...

Author: Will Cupchik

Publisher:

ISBN: 1896342191

Category: Avro Arrow (Jet fighter plane)

Page: 564

View: 789

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)

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: 178

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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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: 134

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 Arrow

The Arrow

The Arrow The Avro Arrow was born on the crest of steeply rising defence
expenditures following the outbreak of war in Korea ; it would die ignominiously
when cast on the rocks of strategic uncertainty , skyrocketing costs and political ...

Author: James Dow

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1550285548

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 540

Here is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Arrow, the legendary interceptor jet aircraft, developed by A.V. Roe Canada in the fifties. The Arrow was an unprecedented success story for Canada's fledgling aviation industry. It was conceived by its builders as the culmination of an impressive string of world firsts. Faster than any previous aircraft, it represented the leading edge of technology and an achievement of the highest calibre. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time and which remains hard to fathom even today. The Diefenbaker government cancelled the Arrow, and everything was destroyed, including the planes themselves. Nothing was to remain. Working from officiaI documents, archives, interviews and a wide range of unofficial sources, James Dow presents the authoritative story of A.V. Roe Canada and its projects. He describes how the Arrow was developed and why it was killed. Dow takes us behind the scenes to the real dynamics and rivalries which were a part of the Arrow from the beginning and which explain its fate. This edition of the definitive book on the subject has been updated with a new introduction.
Categories: History

Wings Across Canada

Wings Across Canada

Here is the ultimate lineup of aircraft that have served Canada so well in peace and war, from the Sabre to the CF-18 to the North Star

Author: Peter Pigott

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550024128

Category: Transportation

Page: 188

View: 141

Here is the ultimate lineup of aircraft that have served Canada so well in peace and war, from the Sabre to the CF-18 to the North Star
Categories: Transportation

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: 882

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 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: 229

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: 995

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

Canadian Warplanes

Canadian Warplanes

He was acclaimed again as the “Great Zura” by many aviation and industry
observers. In 1958, he was chosen as the chief development test pilot of the new
CF-105 Avro Arrow program. On 25 Mar 1958, with Janusz at the controls, Arrow
RL ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440167591

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 704

This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the present-day Canadian Forces. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active Canadian squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to Canadian service aircraft. For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museums current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout Canada and overseas. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Canadas heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Canadas Warplane survivors.
Categories: History

Chasing the Arrow

Chasing the Arrow

would like to dedicate this book to all the people who helped create the Avro
Arrow, especially the designers and engineers whose inspirational genius came
so close to putting Canada at the forefront of aviation technology. Bart Jessup ...

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554885078

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 529

Robbie Carter is adjusting to his new life in late-1950s Toronto with his single mother, an engineeer with the airplane manufacturer A.V. Roe. One night, waking to the buzz of voices, Robbie creeps downstairs and makes an astonishing discovery. His mother and her colleagues are working on plans for the Avro Arrow, a new fighter jet capable of unheard-of speeds! Determined not to miss a word, Robbie continues to spy on their meetings.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

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: 154

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