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Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed [NOOK Book]

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The development of the Avro Arrow 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 ...

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Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed

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Overview

The development of the Avro Arrow 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 a shock wave 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.

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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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770705456
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 6 MB

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.


Palmiro Campagna works for the Department of National Defence in Ottawa and has acted as Canadian representative to NATO in the area of electromagnetics in military aircraft. He is currently involved in program evaluation and audit. He is the author of the bestselling Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed as well as The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed.


Richard Rohmer is the bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including Ultimatum, Separation, and Ultimatum 2. He has also published many non-fiction books, including Generally Speaking: The Memoirs of Major-General Richard Rohmer. Rohmer lives in Collingwood, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Major-General (Retired) Richard Rohmer 9

Preface to the Fourth Paperback Edition 11

Preface to the Third Paperback Edition 17

Preface to the Second Paperback Edition 21

Preface to the First Edition 23

1 Dreams 25

2 U.S. and U.K. Interest 41

3 The Arrow 63

4 Up, Up, or Away? 81

5 Mutilation 121

6 Why? 139

7 Myths and Misconceptions 159

Epilogue 171

Postscript 177

Appendix I A Selection from the Secret Files 201

Appendix II The Forgotten Tapes and Costs Revealed 241

Appendix III A Report on Arrow Flight-Test Models 255

Appendix IV Continuing Arguments About the Arrow's Destruction 261

Notes 265

Index 277

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