Avro Arrow Test Model Found In Lake Ontario: Expedition Team
by Jeff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca
Review by Charles Mohapel
CTV News.ca, The Canadian Encyclopedia News ISBN/ITEM#: CM170910FOUNDIN
Date: 10 September 2017
For years many Canadians have reviled former Canadian Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, the leader of the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party, for his decision to cancel the Avro Arrow (CF-105) which was announced on 20 February 1959. It subsequently came out that Canada's military leaders sold their souls to the United States for the Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc, a nuclear-armed supersonic long-range surface-to-air missile. At the time of its cacellation, the Avro Arrow was the World's foremost advanced, supersonic, twin-engined, all-weather interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe of Canada beginning in 1949. Not only did these Benedict Arnolds kill off A.V. Roe, they single-handedly contributed greatly to the American aerospace industry as American firms set up trailers directly outside the gates in Toronto and signed up Canada's elite by the busload. NASA's Space Program owes a thanks to Canada's Quislings and many people in Canada wish them and Prime Minister Diefenbaker an Eternity in Hades.
Researchers have found a test model of the iconic Avro Arrow fighter jet at the bottom of Lake Ontario, according to a group working to recover lost pieces of Canada's aviation history.
Raise the Arrow said new sonar imagery confirmed the first discovery of an Avro Arrow free-flight model since they were abandoned in the lake nearly six decades ago. The group promised photos and video of the find will be revealed publically on Friday.
"The models were part of the design test program for the Avro Arrow at Point Petre in the mid-1950's, and were an important step in the final design work for the Arrow.", 'Raise the Arrow' expedition leader John Burzynski said in a media release on Thursday.
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