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BELOW: The Arrows
being chopped up
and hauled away.
All of them.

ABOVE: The Arrow was huge (about 80 feet
long), and it was a long climb to the cockpit.
The engines and fire-control system were
under the wing for easy maintenance access.
Note the main landing gear had tandem
wheels in order to retract into the thin wing.

ABOVE: Somehow, someone smuggled the chopped-off cockpit section of the sixth Arrow, the
one that was intended to carry the first Iroquois engine but never got to fly. This relic is now in the
Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. Two wing sections are there as well.

For expediency, the first five prototype Arrows
would still use the Pratt engines, but all future ones
were to have the Iroquois, keeping more of the project
in Canada.
In due time, the Avro Canada
CF-100 all-weather interceptor
was designed, tested and went
into production. The first prototype
flew in January 1950, and a total of
692 CF-100s were manufactured.
Most were delivered to the RCAF,
and 53 were bought by the Belgian
Air Force. All of the CF-100s, with
the exception of a few of the first
prototypes, were delivered with
Orenda jet engines, which, for a time,
were the most powerful jet engines
in service anywhere.
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Starting Over
By the mid-1950s, the Cold War
was still cold, but the threat now
included the Soviets' jet-propelled
heavy bombers such as the Tupolev
"Bear," a very fast turboprop, and the
Myasishchev "Bison." Canada and the
United States would still need allweather interceptors, but now they had
to be faster and more heavily armed.
Like the CF-100, the new aircraft for
the RCAF was to be a two-man, twoengine interceptor. Among the desired

criteria were a ferry range of 1,500
nautical miles and 2-g maneuverability
at Mach 1.5 at 50,000 feet with no loss
of speed or altitude. It had to have a
fire-control system able to detect and
engage an intruder, but the desired
weapon features were somewhat
vaguely defined. The United States
intended to have nuclear weapons on
its interceptors, something with which
Canada was not so comfortable.
This new Canadian project began
in July 1953 as a design study for the
RCAF for a supersonic interceptor to
replace the CF-100s.The expectation
was that 600 aircraft might eventually
be manufactured, including some
that the United Kingdom or Australia
might purchase.
The development contract signed in
March 1954 by the RCAF, the Canadian
government and Avro Canada was for
two prototypes. It was expected that
the fire control and missile weapons
would come from the United States
with Pratt & Whitney J-75 engines
on the two prototypes. A year later,
perceiving a rapidly increasing Soviet
threat, the Canadian government
called for the project to be accelerated;
there would now be five prototypes
and 32 initial production models, for a
total of 37 aircraft to begin. All of this
would call for more manpower, more
engineering, more tooling and more
test equipment.
At about the same time, Avro
Canada subsidiary Orenda Engines
invested financial resources to begin
developing the Iroquois. The engine
would not only be larger and more
powerful than the Pratt & Whitney
J-75, but more powerful than any in
existence. For expediency, the first five
prototype Arrows would still use the
Pratt engines, but all future ones were
to have the Iroquois, keeping more of
the project in Canada.

Coming Out into Daylight
On Oct. 4, 1957, the first Arrow was
rolled out and revealed to the public

Photos courtesy of (from top to bottom) Hugh Mackechnie, Avro Canada; Aerospace Heritage Foundation; and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

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From the President
News & Events
Perspectives: Q&A With Nils Hallerstrom
Live from Austin
Fixing the Leaky Pipeline
ISTAT Certified Appraisers: Valuing Aircraft During Market Disruptions
Aviation History: The Avro Canada Arrow
A Tribute to Jack B. Feir
Appraisal: A330 Freighters and Boeing 777F
ISTAT Foundation: Thinking Globally
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