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CF-105 Arrow

CF-105 Arrow
CF-105 Arrow
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MSRP:
$219.95
Price:
Was: $219.95
Now: $150.39
Your Savings:
$69.56 (31.63%)
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FCF105T
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CF-105 Arrow
 

The Avro CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built by Avro Aircraft Limited (Canada) in Malton, Ontario, Canada, as the culmination of a design study that began in 1953. CF-105 was considered to be both an advanced technical and aerodynamic achievement for the Canadian aviation industry, the CF-105 held the promise of Mach 2 speeds at 50,000 ft+ altitude, intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force's interceptor for the 1960s and beyond.

Following the start of its flight test program in 1958, the Arrow, and its accompanying Iroquois jet engine program, were abruptly cancelled in 1959, sparking a long and bitter political debate. The CF-105 Arrow is still the subject of controversy, over forty years after it was cancelled.

Following the Canadian government's cancellation of the Avro Arrow project in 1959, CF-105 Chief Aerodynamicist Jim Chamberlin led a team of 25 engineers to NASA's Space Task Group to become lead engineers, program managers, and heads of engineering in NASA's manned space programs—Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. This team would eventually grow to 32 Avro engineers and technicians, and become emblematic of what many Canadians viewed as a "brain drain" to the US.

At the time of its cancellation, the CF-105 Arrow was considered to be one of the most advanced aircraft in the world.