divbr /br /pembed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/39hhkVRPi4g” width=”425″ height=”350″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent”/embed/pbr /br /pThe 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. Following the start of its flight test program in 1958 (the first five examples were undergoing proving and service evaluation trials) the CF-105 Arrow, and its accompanying Orenda Iroquois jet engine program, were abruptly cancelled in 1959, sparking a long and bitter political debate. Despite never entering full production, the CF-105 Arrow is still the subject of controversy./pbr /br /pIn the post-Second World War period, the Soviet Union began developing a fleet of long-range bombers capable of delivering nuclear weapons to North America and Europe. To counter this threat, Western countries developed interceptor aircraft that could engage and destroy these bombers before they reached their targets.br /A. V. Roe Canada Limited had been set up as a subsidiary of the Hawker Siddeley Group in 1945, initially handling repair and maintenance work for aircraft at Malton, Ontario Airport (today known as Pearson International Airport, Toronto’s main airport). The next year, however, the company began the design of Canada’s first jet fighter for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Avro CF-100 Canuck all-weather interceptor would become one of the finest aircraft in its class, and one of the most enduring, serving into the 1980s in a variety of roles.br /Recognizing that the delays that impacted the development and deployment of the CF-100, could also impact its successor, and the fact that the Soviets were working on newer jet-powered bombers, the RCAF began looking for a supersonic, missile-armed replacement for the Canuck even before it had entered service. In March 1952, the RCAF’s Final Report of the All-Weather Interceptor Requirements Team was submitted to Avro Canada./pbr /br /pstrongspan style=”font-size:130%;”Conclusion:/span/strong/pbr /br /pUntill recently no one knew why Arrow was cancelled despite being way ahead of it’s time. According to History Channel, some how Arrow’s technologies were reaching the Russians, that’s how Mig-25 was born after 8 years. The Canadians did not wanted to take a chance of being vulnerable to the Russians. That’s why we see so many similarities between Arrow and Mig-25. So all the Arrow’s were destroyed and were not even given to museums./pbr /br /pa href=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Riy5wmCiL9I/AAAAAAAAACk/w2TWV0JqTEA/s1600-h/AvroArrow.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5056620726126260178″ style=”CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Riy5wmCiL9I/AAAAAAAAACk/w2TWV0JqTEA/s320/AvroArrow.jpg” border=”0″ //a a href=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Riy6AWCiL-I/AAAAAAAAACs/91ee5WZA35U/s1600-h/MiG-25.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5056620996709199842″ style=”CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Riy6AWCiL-I/AAAAAAAAACs/91ee5WZA35U/s320/MiG-25.jpg” border=”0″ //a/p/div

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