Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed

Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed

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by Palmiro Campagna
     
 

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The development of the Avro Arrow supersonic fighter was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada's government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in

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The development of the Avro Arrow supersonic fighter was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada's government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in return? Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? And did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program?

When Storms of Controversy was first published in 1992, its answers to these questions sent shock waves across the country. Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow.

Now, in this fully revised fourth edition, complete with two new appendices, the bestselling book brings readers up-to-date on the CF-105 Arrow, the most innovative, sophisticated aircraft the world had seen by the end of the 1950s.

Editorial Reviews

Esprit de Corps magazine
"What Campagna set his focus on are the factors leading the Avros abrupt end. As far as that is concerned, this book is an essential source is as readable as it is fascinating."

From the Publisher

"What Campagna set his focus on are the factors leading the Avros abrupt end. As far as that is concerned, this book is an essential source is as readable as it is fascinating."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554886982
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
04/22/2010
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
905,853
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher
"What Campagna set his focus on are the factors leading the Avro’s abrupt end. As far as that is concerned, this book is an essential source is as readable as it is fascinating."

Meet the Author

Palmiro Campagna works for the Department of National Defence and has acted as Canadian representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the area of electromagnetics in military aircraft. He is the author of the bestselling The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed as well as Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow. He lives in Ottawa.

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