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THE CF-105 AVRO ARROW: 1958-1959

The Avro Arrow was born out of the neccessity for the protection of Canada. During the height of the Cold War (1950's) era, the soviets had introduced new long range bombers, that were capable of flying over the North Pole to attack North America. This was a very serious threat as the continent lived in fear of a surprise nuclear attack.

Its role was to replace the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck as a supersonic all weather interceptor.

Canada's then current fighter, the CF-100 Canuck, was a sub mach aircraft and not capable of filling this need so the design of the CF-105 Avro Arrow was implemented in 1953. Production was started and less then 4 years later, the Arrow was completed.
Roll out was October 4, 1957. First flight was March 25 1958.

A source of national pride, the Arrow incorporated advanced technical innovations and became a symbol of Canadian excellence.
One of the finest achievements in Canadian aviation history, the delta wing Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was never allowed to fulfill its mission. The Arrow weapons platform along with the Iroquois engine was cancelled by the Conservative Diefenbaker government February 20, 1959, less then 3 weeks before the MK2 Arrow was to take flight.

The Avro Arrow Archive Contains the Following Sections
Articles & Lectures Image Collections Technical Data People

Avro Arrow: An Aviation Chapter in Canadian History by Palmiro Campagna

Wilf Farrance Avro Collection

Arrow Milestones
by Randall Whitcomb

Jim Floyd

Jim Floyds RAeS Arrow Lecture

DND Images

Arrow Technical Drawings

Jim Chamberlin

First Flight
by Randall Whitcomb

Interactive Arrow

Arrow Specs

Don Rogers

Requiem For A Dream
by June Callwood

Sugimoto Images

Avro Rollout Newsletter

Rod Rose

Avro Engineers and NASA
by Chris Gainor

Heritage

Rebuilding the Arrow
by Palmiro Campagna

John Hodge

Zurakowski Park Dedication by Randall Whitcomb and Scott McArthur

Arius 3D Images

Frequentely Asked Arrow Questions by Palmiro Campagna

Owen Maynard

The Arrow Replica
by Chris Gainor

David Ewart FFM
Collection

 

Mario Pesando

Test Flying The Arrow
by Jan Zurakowski

   

The NASA Avro Engineers by Jim Floyd

Canada's Gift to NASA by Jim Floyd

   

David Ewart

The Avro Workers
by Glen Bedell

THE TEST PILOTS

Jan Zurakowski


Spud Potocki

Peter Cope

Jack Woodman

Arrow Test Pilots
L-R, Spud Potocki, Peter Cope, Jack Woodman and Jan Zurakowski

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In this website we highlight factual AVRO and ARROW information, donated from aviation pioneer and aircraft designer Dr. James C. Floyd, Avro researcher, author Palmiro Campagna, and Randall Whitcomb author of the "DEFINITIVE" Avro book. Along with the cooperation of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario, we serve all information free to copy and distribute, as one of our goals is to show the engineering excellence, Avro and we Canadians were and are capable of, and to correct the inaccuracies that some historians have attached to the Arrow project.

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