The Avro Arrow: For the Record

Category: Book
By (author): Campagna, Palmiro
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
  HISTORY / Canada / General
  HISTORY / Military / Aviation
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Declassified government records shed additional light on the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the Avro Arrow. The controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow continues to fire debate in the 21st century. In 1959, when the program was killed, all completed aircraft, and those awaiting assembly, were destroyed, along with tooling and technical information used to create this extraordinary achievement of Canadian miltiary aviation. Was cancelling the program the right decision? Did Canada lose more than it gained? Bursting with information to fill in gaps in the Arrow's troubled history, and with an update on the latest search for the scale models launched deliberately into Lake Ontario as part of the test program, The Avro Arrow: For the Record tackles the outstanding questions head on.
From The Publisher*Using a host of declassified government documents and photos, The Avro Arrow: For The Record explores the facts and the myths surrounding the deliberate destruction of one of Canada's greatest technical achievements. Also included is an update on the attempts to retrieve long-lost scale models of the plane from the bottom of Lake Ontario.
Biographical NotePalmiro Campagna is the author of Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed, Requiem for A Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, and The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed. He has consulted on numerous documentaries, including The Sea Hunters: The Search for the Avro Arrow Test Models. He lives in Ottawa.