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The Avro Arrow : For the Record

6 Feb 2024

“No one has done more than Palmiro Campagna to document the story of Canada’s extraordinary Avro Arrow ... This latest work sheds new light on the Arrow’s fascinating saga.” — ANDREW CHAIKIN, author of A Man on the Moon

An expanded edition of the bestselling book, including newly discovered American records that shed further light on the disastrous cancellation of the Avro Arrow.

The controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow — an extraordinary achievement of Canadian military aviation — continues to inspire debate today. When the program was scrapped in 1959, all completed aircraft and those awaiting assembly were destroyed, along with tooling and technical information. Was abandoning the program the right decision? Did Canada lose more than it gained?

Brimming with information to fill the gaps in the Arrow’s troubled history, this new edition also brings to light recently discovered documents that answer whether the United States government wished Canada to continue the development of what was considered the world’s most advanced interceptor aircraft.


Christopher Waddell, Palmiro Campagna

Published in
Toronto, CA

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