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Construction and unveiling of the Arrow (no audio)

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.

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Stock footage of Avro employees at work.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Oct. 6, 1957
Guest(s):
Duration: 4:16

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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