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Formac Lorimer Books Spring 2020

The Avro Arrow
The story of the great Canadian Cold War interceptor jet in pictures and documents
Second Edition
By (author): Lawrence Miller
Lawrence Miller


Lorimer - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Jul 20, 2020
$24.95 CAD


254 x 204 x 13 mm | 340 gr

Page Count:

112 pages


200 colour & b*w images
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
HISTORY / Military / Aviation
Air forces and warfare|History of the Americas|Military history
  • Short Description
The story of the great Canadian Cold War combat jet — in pictures and documents
The story of the great Canadian Cold War combat jet — in pictures and documents

When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world's best supersonic combat aircraft. It was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers in Canada's world-leading aircraft industry. They had already succeeded in building the worlds first passenger jet.

This book tells the story of building, testing, and flying the Arrow. It explores the reasons why the Diefenbaker Conservative government of the day cancelled the contract to build these planes — and then ordered the six already finished airplanes cut up and destroyed.

LAWRENCE MILLER went to McMaster University on scholarships and summer jobs as a newspaper reporter (Brantford Expositor, Toronto Star), graduating with an MA in English literature. He is a Transport Canada licensed glider pilot and for several years has held (and used) a Flight Instructor RatingGlider. He is also the author of the Amazing Stories series title, The Avro Arrow: A Picture History. He lives in Caledonia, Ontario.

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