Lawrence Miller discusses the Avro Arrow and the Cold War at Hamilton’s Warplane Heritage Museum on Remembrance Day 

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When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world’s best supersonic combat aircraft. It was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers who came out of Canada’s world-leading aircraft industry. The engineers for Avro had delivered other notable aircraft, including the world’s first passenger jet, but the Arrow put them ahead of everyone else in the field.

The Arrow was designed to protect Canada against the military threat posed by the Soviet Union and its long-bombers loaded with nuclear weapons. It did everything it was supposed to do -- and more.Yet after only six airplanes were built, the Arrow was killed. 


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