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Shutting down the national dream: A.V. Roe and the tragedy of the Avro Arrow Hardcover – 1988

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson; First Edition edition (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0075496755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0075496755
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #316,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Ryan Hallett on May 12 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm a little biased, so I can't give the book a fair rating. It contains a few quotes from my grandfather.
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Avro Arrow - Shutting Down The National Dream :: Still stuns Oct. 9 2012
By Michael Haller - Published on
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The story of the Avro Arrow provides a rare insight into one of the greatest aviation tragedies of the 20th Century. It didn't take a flight safety board investigation to determine the causes of failure for what was arguably one of the greatest aircraft ever devised and built. The 'crash' of the program, at the hands of ill-informed leaders and policy makers wielding political machetes, didn't simply result in a monumental embarrassment of the first magnitude, but a blindingly far more significant strategic loss that would well have contributed to defence of North America and the NATO nations during the Cold War. Indeed the true winners in the loss of the Arrow were the Soviets and their cohorts - they could not have scripted it better themselves.

This is an exceptional insightful story of what actually happened through the eyes of many of the people who lived through it. Recommended reading. Prof Michael Haller
The plane that flew but never got off the ground! March 12 2015
By Larry - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I heard about this plane recently even though I spent a lot of time in the Toronto airport when it was being developed. I am sorry that it never got off the ground even though it flew several times. It sounds like it would still be an impressive plane even today.
Five Stars Jan. 22 2015
By jean dewhurst - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A wonderful book, and such amazing value for money, it arrived well packed and on time well done