By Palmiro Campagna

No Canadian corporation has fuelled as a lot hypothesis approximately its dying as A.V. Roe Canada restricted. whilst its identify was once erased off the company map in 1962, A.V. Roe's such a lot bold undertakings - the Jetliner, the Iroquois Engine, and the Arrow - have been decreased to scrap. In Requiem for an incredible: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna provides us with new info to assist dispel the myths surrounding the corporate. With an array of lately declassified records, Campagna investigates the celebrity initiatives of A.V. Roe Canada. used to be the C-102 Jetliner technically unsuitable? was once the Avrocar a failure? was once the price of the Arrow software spiralling uncontrolled as historians have maintained? those questions and so forth are placed to leisure in Requiem for a massive.

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News of the Comet was met with the following comments from American Civil Aeronautics Administrator Delos W. Rentzel. S. S. requirements. ”11 In fact, no American manufacturer had a commercial jet in the works, and many 31 Requiem for a Giant had dismissed the idea as being at least ten years away — not a bad estimate considering Boeing finally got the 707 passenger service in operation in October 1958. Back at TCA, Jim Bain registered his comments in a letter to Jack Dyment dated 1949. D. Howe cringe.

After careful deliberation, someone suggested using a type of children’s silly putty in the booster jacks. It worked and was eventually replaced with a proper hydraulic damper. As the Jetliner approached its maiden flight, it was already at such an advanced stage in design that any modifications required by an interested airline company could not be easily incorporated. Instead, the Jetliner could be used to showcase the product, with airline-specific modifications incorporated in subsequent aircraft.

While the NAE Working Committee was dilly-dallying with the fabricated problems of a prototype aircraft, the American military continued with its assessment. G. Richards at the Canadian Joint Staff in Washington penned the following letter to the Chief of the Air Staff at DND. It is a letter that has not seen the light of day since it was sent on August 14, 1951. It spoke of the recent flights of the Jetliner to Washington and the reaction from the Americans. S. AMC at Wright Field. It is now confirmed that the USAF wish to purchase 12 Jetliners.

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