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Avro Arrow: Changes in strategic thinking

It's the closest thing Canadian industry has to a love story and a murder mystery. The Avro Arrow, a sleek white jet interceptor developed in Malton, Ontario in the 1950s, could have been many things. It might have become the fastest plane in the world, our best defence against Soviet bombers, the catalyst to propel Canada to the forefront of the aviation industry. Instead, it became a $400-million pile of scrap metal, and the stuff of legends.

Canadians follow American strategy, and interest turns to nuclear weapons.

Medium: Radio
Program: Don Harron's Morningside
Broadcast Date: Feb. 20, 1979
Guest(s): John Gellner
Host: Don Harron
Duration: 2:32

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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