The Avro Arrow

Overview

Declassified government records shed additional light on the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the Avro Arrow.

The controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow continues to fire debate in the 21st century. In 1959, when the program was killed, all completed aircraft, and those awaiting assembly, were destroyed, along with tooling and technical information used to create this extraordinary achievement of Canadian miltiary aviation. Was cancelling the program the right decision? Did Canada lose more than it gained?

Bursting 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: For the Record tackles the outstanding questions head on.

About the Author

Palmiro Campagna

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Palmiro Campagna

Palmiro Campagna is the author of Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed, Requiem for A Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, and The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed. He has consulted on numerous documentaries, including The Sea Hunters: The Search for the Avro Arrow Test Models. He lives in Ottawa.