AVRO CF-105 ARROW 25203 1/72
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Absolutely superb 1/72 scale model by Canadian Warplane Heritage of the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow 25203. This is a huge beast with 21cm wingspan and considerably longer. Limited edition of only 3,000 pieces, complete with optional undercarriage and stand. Arrow 25203 was the only Arrow with orange day glow paint (easier for chase planes to follow), the only one with the Canadian red ensign on the tail fin, and the only one that flew with two crew members in the cockpit.
The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was a delta-winged 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 altitudes exceeding 50,000 ft (15,000 m), and was intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force's primary interceptor in the 1960s and beyond.
Not long after the 1958 start of its flight test program, the development of the Arrow (including its Orenda Iroquois jet engines) was abruptly and controversially halted before the project review had taken place, sparking a long and bitter political debate. The controversy engendered by the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the aircraft in production, remains a topic for debate among historians, political observers and industry pundits. "This action effectively put Avro out of business and its highly skilled engineering and production personnel scattered... The incident was a traumatic one... and to this day, many mourn the loss of the Arrow."
First flight was on 25 March 1958 and the project was Cancelled on 20 February 1959
Only 5 were built (No. 6 was 93% complete, all others in various states of completion when the project was scrapped) Now extremely hard to find

  • Item #: 61486
  • Manufacturer: CANADIAN WARPLANE
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: CWH001
  • Condition: New

AVRO CF-105 ARROW 25203 1/72

Price: $300.00
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