Sunday, September 20, 2015

Avro, but not Arrow

That's a mean-business aircraft, isn't it. It's an Avro CF100, called a Canuck. This fighter jet was developed and built during the Cold War and used to bolster NATO and NORAD forces.

The Arrow was another story. CBC called the story of the Arrow the closest thing our "industry has to a love story and a murder mystery." It was developed, but mysteriously, never went into production, though the prototypes worked well.

This is one of the varied fleet of vintage airplanes now on display at the Alberta Aviation Museum.

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