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Popular legend

Ever since secret project was abruptly terminated during Diefenbaker era a popular legend evolved regarding Canada’s position in today’s advanced military jet aircraft.

Armchair experts insist that the Diefenbaker Conservative government set Canadian aerospace back allowing others primarily the USA to benefit from all the very expensive research already done as well as from all the technical staff Avro laid off. 199 more words


Andrew Coyne: Time to bust the myth. Canada does not have to be in aerospace

In the beginning was the Avro Arrow. Limited in range, horrendously over budget, strategically obsolete before the first plane was built, the Arrow, made by the shambolic A.V. 992 more words

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The Roundup #72

It’s been a week of finding things, including some rather joy-inducing Canadian things. Here’s this week’s roundup. Enjoy!

From the CBC:

Two of the nine prototypes of the… 201 more words


Pictures, video show Avro Arrow model covered in mussels at bottom of Lake Ontario

TORONTO – A somewhat beaten-up test model used in the development of Canada’s much vaunted but secretive Avro Arrow fighter jet has been found covered in zebra mussels upside down on the bottom of Lake Ontario, expedition leaders announced Friday. 706 more words


Avro Arrow prototype found at bottom of Lake Ontario: expedition team

TORONTO – Search crews say they have found a test model of the Avro Arrow, an advanced Canadian fighter jet that was controversially scrapped in 1959, on the floor of Lake Ontario. 283 more words


Mini-submarine launched in Lake Ontario to uncover the Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow was Canada’s shot at the big leagues; the country’s chance to be a world leader.

“We were building one that was going to be equal to or better than what the big boys, the Americans the Russians and British, were building at the time,” explained Dr. 336 more words