Avro Arrow Model / Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum / Mount Hope, Ontario / November, 2008

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Avro Arrow Model / Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum / Mount Hope, Ontario / November, 2008

Image by bill barber
On Saturday, my friend, Bob Barkwell, and I took our annual trip to Hamilton to watch the Vanier Cup, which is the Canadian university football championship. The University of Western Ontario’s Huskies played Bishop Laval University’s (Quebec City) Rouge et Or (Laval won, 43-21). I got some pictures of the game, but that’s another story.

On the way, we stopped off at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. I took a lot of pictures which I will be posting over the next few months. I thought I’d start with a scale model of Avro Arrow 102…one of five Arrows that were manufactured before production was cancelled in 1959. When I was a kid, I was fortunate enough to see it fly twice over my hometown of Orangeville, Ontario. A Canadair Sabre Mk.6 and a CF100 Canuck acted as chase planes while the Arrow went through its various tests.

From my set entitled: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (under construction)
In my collection entitled “Places”
In my photostream

Reproduced from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a major Canadian aviation museum. It is located at the John C. Munro International Airport on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario.
The museum is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military services from the beginning of the Second World War to the present.

A large collection of military aircraft that have played a major role in the Canadian military are displayed, including one of two airworthy Avro Lancasters and a Supermarine Spitfire. The museum is also in the process of restoring lesser known but historically significant aircraft, including a Westland Lysander and a Bristol Bolingbroke (a version of the Bristol Blenheim).

The Avro Lancaster flown out of the museum, one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world, is known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster in honour of Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, and is painted in the markings of his aircraft.

Prince Charles, as a member of the Canadian Royal Family, is the royal patron of the museum.

Reproduced from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built by Avro Aircraft Limited (Canada) in Malton, Ontario, Canada, as the culmination of a design study that began in 1953. Considered to be both an advanced technical and aerodynamic achievement for the Canadian aviation industry, the CF-105 held the promise of Mach 2 speeds at 50,000 ft+ altitude, and was intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force’s interceptor for the 1960s and beyond.

Following the start of its flight test program in 1958, the Arrow, and its accompanying Orenda Iroquois jet engine program, were abruptly cancelled in 1959,[1][2] sparking a long and bitter political debate. The Arrow is still the subject of controversy, almost 50 years after it was cancelled.

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