Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Late Show: Avro Arrow’s First Flight

Produced by Avro Aircraft Limited for the first flight of the CF-105 Arrow interceptor on March 25, 1958, this film is a nostalgic look on the incredible lead Canada had in aircraft design and production in the post-war years. According to some, the Arrow was so advanced that its performance figures and concept were at least 20 to 25 years ahead of all the other countries that were producing such aircraft. Even today, 50 years after the Arrow first flew, Canada’s front-line fighter, the CF-18 Hornet, can’t match the top speed of the Arrow.

Update: The Avro Jetliner.

Avro Jetliner