Few people today know much about Canada’s legendary foray into aviation high tech – the Avro Arrow that rolled out of the Avro Canada Malton plant in October, 1957. Aviation Week’s Bill Sweetman revisits that bittersweet moment in Canadian aviation that ended when the Arrow was put to the cutting torch by the conservative government . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Aviation Week Pays Homage to the Avro Arrow
Why Harper and company are determined to buy F-35?
“It’s an attack aircraft. It’s designed for attacking ground targets and its stealth is most effective against short range radar, protecting ground targets,” MacKenzie said.
“What we need in Canada is something that can go to the edge of our airspace, from a sovereignty . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Ret. Maj.Gen. Lewis MacKenzie: Avro Arrow considered as F-35 alternative, more effective and much cheaper
Another safely retired Canadian general with too much time on his hands, Lewis MacKenzie, is fronting for a group urging the feds to scrap the F-35, first-strike, stealth light bomber in favour of resurrecting the CF-105 Avrow Arrow, itself scrapped by the earlier Conservative government of John Diefenbaker.
The Arrow was designed as . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Broken Arrow
Could it be resurrected? Well, the idea is being talked about. But it’ll never “fly”. LOL! I kill me! So why not? Well, as I never got around to doing a doctorate in aerospace engineering, I cannot speak to the technical side of a 50-year-old concept repackaged for the 21st century. Who knows? Maybe it . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Avro Arrow?
Gerda Munsinger: More proof if it were needed it that the Harper government secretly loves the Soviets. Below: Perfesser Dave; Pierre “Woody” Sévigny; the Avro Arrow, which we could have used against the Taliban if the same Conservatives now running Canada hadn’t scrapped it!
As readers of Alberta Diary by now know . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Never mind the CCF! Perfesser Dave shows how the shadow of Stalin looms over the Harper Conservatives!