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Will the Avro Arrow fly again?

Could an updated, modern version of the Avro Arrow be in the works? Hell, even the old 1950s model would be the fastest, highest flying fighter/interceptor in the world today!


Added: Sep-19-2012 Occurred On: Sep-19-2012
By: Live2Race
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Tags: Canada, F-35, Avrow Arrow, Fighter, Jet, interceptor, war
Location: Canada (load item map)
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  • The redesigned Avro will be featuring the latest in stealth composite materials: hemp and armpit hair from the girls from Saltspring island. expensively made by union hands, expertly planned by military and civil service project managers. The NDP has requested that the guns be replaced by loud speakers than sound: pew pew. bomb bay that drop flowers and jelly beans on the enemy.

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  • I GET IT...ITS THE FUCKING SHIT!!! GET TO WORK CANAIDIA!!

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  • Out US avionics and powerplants
    and yes, it could fly

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  • Nice to see an intelligent interview for a change

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    • @LBJFRWY

      The Arrow was way ahead of its time and the Yanks didn't like it as they were still flying pigs like the F-86 Sabre and T-33 Lockheed Shooting Star.

      You guys also didn't like the fact that we were thinking of shopping it around to other friendly nations.

      So between pressure from the U.S. military higher-ups, large cost overruns and new missile technology coming out the 4 that were made were hacked up with cutting torches and blueprints burnt.

      Also times were changing and a joint Ca More..

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  • The globalist government of Norway insist of buying the crappy F35. This plane will just be endless trouble with all sorts of problems.
    And, the citizens of Norway will be the final victims, when we can't stand ''our'' government anymore. Everyone sees what it's going to be used for.

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    • @CabbageHead Although I agree that the lobbying for the f-35 has duped a lot of countries into buying this overpriced tech.

      Still, don't underestimate this impressive piece of machinery.

      Whether or not you agree with the wars we've been in recently, we should still be supplying our troops with the best kit possible.

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    • @stra better to bring your troops home.

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  • if i was a country leader i would let them build it and take it...in combo with the eurofighter
    (well better/simple said i would never buy the f-35)

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  • built by the French? Does it come with a white surrender flag?

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  • Did not happen the first time, sadly.

    I don't see it now.

    6:04, That argument did not work the first time either.

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  • Well MiG-25 and MiG-31 did mach 2,85 and 35000+m, the avro was mach 1,96 and 16000m.

    Anyway its a beautiful bird.

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    • @goervideos Avro was mach 1.96 during a test flight in which it was DELIBERATELY LIMITED to mach 2. Hence, use of that as some indication of maximum speed, especially when it was not even then-flying with its much more powerful, intended powerplant, is baseless.

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    • @l2e4LitY Your comment is Hypothetical*, my comment 1 year old , your caps unnecessary.
      The arrow could(should) be a great success story, it was not.
      *the story of the versions is full of "if", the pilot Spud Potocki admited 1,96, the radar 2,2, still well behind the MiG.

      Anyway welcome on LL.

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  • spending some billions, not a bad idea.

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  • Too good to happen! We could bring back what's left of our scientists from NASA.

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  • We shouldn't have caved in to the Americans in the 50's

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  • If the proposal fails under US political pressure, the Canadians can always just give the designs to the Chinese like the Israelis did when the Lavi was cancelled in favour for American F-16s, resulting in the creation of the J-10.

    Or like yesterday's unveiling of the Shengyang J-21 which looks disturbingly similar to the cancelled NTAF Navalised F-22

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  • Build it

    What's to say we can't buy a few F-22 Raptors right away for our pilots and then maybe some F-35's while getting through all the build and testing stages of the new Arrow.

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    • @ernie2skidoo I don't think we're ever going to sell those to anyone. They're our top of the line interceptors just like the Arrow would be for you guys.

      I wouldn't mind buying some Arrow's for our fleet though. That really looks like a nice aircraft. And I bet flights of Arrows and F-22's working together would be absolutely devastating.

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    • @ernie2skidoo F-22 is not being exported anywhere. Not even USAs 51st state, Israel.

      Why would we ever need a "new" avro-arrow? Waste of time & resources. There's better and cheaper already out there.

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    • @kajidono It was a nice aircraft in the early stages. There wasn't enough interest to finish it though. A "new" one would be totally obsolete in today's world.

      As for Canada getting fighters anytime soon.. I doubt it. We have such a small military, we can't sustain any type of offensive on our own. It would be pointless.

      We need rotary upgrades far more than fixed wing. Our choppers are literally falling out of the sky.

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    • @stra I'd say buy some Blackhawks but those seem to fall out of the sky at a disturbing rate too. What's Sikorsky got on the market these days?

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    • @kajidono Not sure about Sikorsky lately. But the Super Cobra, AW129, EC tiger, AH-64d, Ka-50/52 would all get my dick hard.

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  • I didn't know The Onion had a Canadian branch. That was hilarious!!

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  • If Cananda gets to bring this back, the US should be able to bring back the XB-70.

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  • No point..

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  • Why bother?

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  • Our airforce has no use for fixed wing interceptors.

    If anything our rotary needs upgrades. They're literally falling out of the sky.

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  • did anyone else see the episode of the Simpsons based in the future where they re-evaluated the old wacky designs of airplanes and decided they actually were better ? dunno where i am going with this just seemed ironic

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  • "No point"? "No need"?

    You two shit pumps (especially STRA) were obviously not born in Canada.

    The Arrow (Mk-II version) flew higher, faster and further than the F-35 can. Up-date it with a more modern airframe (carbon fiber), avionics and powerplant and the boundaries would be pushed further again.

    By (buy) a Canadian aircraft. Not some Yankee clunker (again)!!

    Sounds like the detractors are as afraid of success as the Americans want us to be.

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