Stargazer2006 said:Amazing project! I LOVE this! Thanks guys for sharing, I hadn't seen this thread before. Could this program result from the same specification as Bell's proposed D-188A (the would-be XF3R-1)?
Randy Whitcomb got the 3-view Justo published from Avro Canada's October 1956 brochure, "Proposal for VTOL Visual Fighter in Accordance with U.S. Navy Specification TS-140".
royabulgaf said:I read the book. His background was aviation artist. In many ways, the book resembles the fringe science works of authors such as Graham Hancock, etc. His thesis is that US business interests deliberately set out to ruin the Canadian aerospace industry to eliminate a competitor, and further US economic colonialism of Canada.
He tended to view every project mentioned living up to their brochures, and assumes that all projects will smoothly move along on time and within the original budget. He thinks that such blue sky projects such as the Avro X-wing, and the Arrow Mk 3 and 4 were easily doable. A stroll through the graveyard of VTOL dead ends, and the difficulty the US has creating true hypersonic aircraft, or even a casual glance at the promise versus the reality of bringing any post-war project to fruition shows his optimism approaches fantasy.
Deep Voice: The National ArchivesSkyraider3D said:
Tailspin Turtle said:Deep Voice: The National Archives
I don't know if Jared Zichek or Tony Buttler are going to do something with this and I don't want to step on their parade.
jzichek said:Most of what I have is scanned from various archives; I have very few original primary documents in my possession. I hope the material I've posted on the Avro VTOL fighter eventually inspires a model kit, as I think it would make an impressive addition to any collection!