A Future Pilot.... looking ahead... wishing... by Larry Llewellyn

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THE CF-105 AVRO ARROW: 1958-1959
The Avro Arrow was born out of the neccessity for the protection of Canada. During the height of the Cold War (1950’s) era, the soviets had introduced new long range bombers, that were capable of flying over the North Pole to attack North America. This was a very serious threat as the continent lived in fear of a surprise nuclear attack.

Its role was to replace the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck as a supersonic all weather interceptor.

Canada’s then current fighter, the CF-100 Canuck, was a sub mach aircraft and not capable of filling this need so the design of the CF-105 Avro Arrow was implemented in 1953. Production was started and less then 4 years later, the Arrow was completed.
Roll out was October 4, 1957. First flight was March 25 1958.

A source of national pride, the Arrow incorporated advanced technical innovations and became a symbol of Canadian excellence.
One of the finest achievements in Canadian aviation history, the delta wing Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was never allowed to fulfill its mission. The Arrow weapons platform along with the Iroquois engine was cancelled by the Conservative Diefenbaker government February 20, 1959, less then 3 weeks before the MK2 Arrow was to take flight

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I have had a life long interest in Photography anything that moves me… as well as interests in spirituality, new to writing, the internet, and sharing my love of beauty, as I see it. I’ve owned Pentax cameras since 1969, a die hard Pentax believer!
I will be moving to new digs, 29 Dec 2011 Maple, Ontario; the basement of a house, can’t get any lower..a far cry from my lofty 22nd floor apt., of a few years ago!
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  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by…

    – Larry Llewellyn

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 4 years ago

    Super, Larry!! I remember reading a book about the Avro Arrow a long time ago. What a fascinating story it was.

  • Thanks, this little guy was with his mom, I cropped her out, love the image.. Lot of love went into rebuilding this replica..

    – Larry Llewellyn

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Sorry, meant wonderful.

  • Thanks again for time on my work.

    – Larry Llewellyn

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