The AVRO Arrow celebrating Canadian aerospace achievement
Fifty-five years ago, on Oct. 4, AVRO Canada rolled out the most advanced fighter of the generation. The brilliant white aircraft (Arrow #201) launched Canadian to the top of the aerospace world with its advanced technology, materials use and the promise of a generational leap in aircraft performance. Less than two years later the dream was killed in the cancellation of the program, Feb. 20, 1959, and all the aircraft destroyed in what can only be labelled an unusual step.
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