When the magnificent new Avro Arrow fighter jet thundered into the sky over Malton, Ontario on a cold March morning in 1958, Canada's aviation scientists, designers, and pilots were the best in the world. Less than a year later the Arrow project was dead. What happened?
The story of the Avro Arrow, Canada's magnificent and doomed fighter plane, has been told, retold and analyzed so often it is fading into myth. It is shocking that the best interceptor in the world in the 1950s never went into service. Five Arrows were flying and the sixth would certainly set the world speed record, yet Canadian authorities ordered every one destroyed.
This book, which tells the story using 100+ historical photos, brings the airplane and the people who made it -- and killed it-- back to life. Every step of the Arrow's development was recorded in photographs. This book brings 100+ of these images together, to tell the story in picture form.