Storms of Controversy : The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed

Storms of Controversy : The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed

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The development of the Avro Arrow was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada's government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in return? Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? And did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program?

When Storms of Controversy was first published in 1992, its answers to these questions sent a shock wave across the country. Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow.

Now, in this fully revised fourth edition, complete with two new appendices, the bestselling book brings readers up-to-date on the CF-105 Arrow, the most innovative, sophisticated aircraft the world had seen by the end of the 1950s.


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The development of the Avro Arrow was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada's government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in return? Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? And did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program?

When Storms of Controversy was first published in 1992, its answers to these questions sent a shock wave across the country. Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow.

Now, in this fully revised fourth edition, complete with two new appendices, the bestselling book brings readers up-to-date on the CF-105 Arrow, the most innovative, sophisticated aircraft the world had seen by the end of the 1950s.


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About Palmiro Campagna

I am a retired engineer. As a researcher, writer, I have been responsible for having declassified the largest group of documents on the Avro Arrow, putting to bed many of the myths surrounding this chapter in Canadian history. I have answered the key questions of who ordered the destruction of the completed aircraft and all technical information and added insight into why the project was canceled. In my latest work, The Avro Arrow: For the Record, I revisit the key arguments with additional information and clarity, aimed primarily at a younger generation who are not overly familiar with the subject. My work has extended into the realm of UFOs and Avro's link to the United States effort in building one. In all my books key documents are reproduced.

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