The Arrow

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The Arrow DVD cover.

TV Movie (1996)
French title : Projet Arrow

Dan Aykroyd (Crawford Gordon Jr)
Sara Botsford (Kate O'Hara (fictional))
Aidan Devine (Jim Chamberlin)
Nigel Bennett (James C. Floyd)

1953 : After several success (CF-100 and C102), AVRO Canada starts the study of a Mach 2 class fighter in order to face the new soviet threat of strategic bombers.

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

A R/C model first. To act as the Mark 4 breaking the sound barrier.

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Archives footage too.

From a promotional documentary about "A. V. ROE Canada Limited".
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Throughout the movie, posters, desk models and sometimes real airframe backgrounded can be seen.

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Tupolev Tu-95

Named Tu-20 as intelligence service did it at the time.

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A later variant (note the CF-100 poster at the left of the screen).

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Tupolev Tu-16

The general speaks of the Ilyushin Il-22 which was different (4 jet engines on a straight wing)... and was cancelled on 22 September 1947.

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Cartoon's Shapes

Myasishchev Bison

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

With the horizontal stabilizer of a Boeing B-47 !

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Lockheed F-94 Starfire

A loosely inspired shape as wings should be straight, not trapezoidal. Horizontal stabilizer is uncorrect too.

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Wall Posters

Avro Anson

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Avro Lancaster

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Avro Canada C102 Jetliner

Only one airframe built and successfuly flew under registration CF-EJD-X.

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Avro 691 Lancastrian

Not listed by Mr Gordon despite six of them were built by Avro Canada during WW2.

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Avro Canada C102 Jetliner

Cancelled in order to keep full industrial capacities to the CF-100.

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Beechcraft Expeditor Mk 3NMT

Serial « 1477 » (c/n CA-52) on duty with RCAF from 18 December 1951 to 06 May 1970. Now hosted by the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Testbed Rocket Launcher

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Avro Canada CF-105

Sometimes, archive and promotional footages.

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Sometimes 1:1 scale model by Allan Jackson.

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Post-production (?) skinned with RL 202 serial.

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... or RL 206 (which in fact was nearly to roll out at the cancellation date).

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This replica is now part of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum (Wetaskiwin, Alberta) but no more exposed following wind damages in 2009.

Douglas DC-3

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Sputnik Launcher

Launcher of Sputnik. In 1957, USSR never broadcasted such pictures of the top secret rocket, ahead occidental projects !

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North American (T-6) Harvard

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Boeing B-47 Stratojet

Became the CL-52, serial X-059 for Canadian Authorities. Not said or shown by this TV movie, it was used for the trials of the Orenda Iroquois engine.

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Avro Canada CF-100 Mk 5M Canuck

Used to test the Sparrow 2 missile designed for the CF-105.

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Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar

Two prototypes built in 1958/59. Project cancelled in 1961.

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Consolidated PBY Catalina & Lockheed Constellation

Behind the Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar itself in the background of the Avro Canada CF-100 Mk 5 Canuck s/n 18754, c/n C-100/5/654.

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Canadair CT-133 Silver Star

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North American F-86 Sabre

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Unidentified Aircraft

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Grumman Lunar Module

A little bit anachronic in 1959 !

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Lockheed U-2

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Unidentified Aircraft

Looks like to the North American XB-70 Valkyrie but without vertical stabilizer and in RCAF markings !

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Avro Canada CF-105

The Aurora kit scaled out to approximately 1/78 scale. It was released in 1959 and continued in production until about 1974.

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