CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Jun 6, 2006
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My french brain just can't understand how you british and canadian were married, I mean aerospace-wise. Seems that the remnants of Avro Canada were taken over by a... canadian Hawker Siddeley.Avro Canada submitted a bid to a Canadian requirement, like any other aviation company. They had a lot of irons in the fire. The company expanded aggressively, with all profits reinvested in Canada.
So ok... Avro Canada grew a little independant (but not too much) from H.S between 1945 and 1959 (62, actually) then Hawker Siddeley stroke back after 1962.
Looks like Blackburn tendered the Buccaneer for the RCAF competition won by the CF-104. I'm wondering if Blue Parrot could find its way into the Arrow - although that might be a little embarrassing for the nascent TSR-2. The Buccaneer was already a major thorn in the flesh (polite words here - they had no IGNORE button, which is a very practical device on this forum) for the RAF and TSR-2.