An all weather interceptor designed in the 60s by A.V. Roe of Canada. The type one prototype was capable of mach 1.8 and the type two production model was to be capable of mach 2.5. The project was canceled by John Deifenbaker at the urging of a womanizing idiot. All the scientists working on the project, and the associated Orenda Irriquois project moved to the United States and helped put a man on the moon, as well as crippling the Canadian aerospace industry.

The Tucker of the aerospace industry. The ill-fated Avro Arrow pioneered several concepts that would show up on newer craft such as fly-by-wire (seen on the F-16 among others), delta-wings (seen on the Concorde, and Space Shuttle), storing the missiles inside the fuselage instead of mounting them from the wings to improve aerodynamics (though this is done nowdays mostly to make a plane more stealthy).

After the cancellation Avro's assets were turned over to its British parent company Hawker Siddeley. All of the staff were laid off and subsquently went to work for British and American aerospace companies. Projects that former Avro engineers worked on include the Apollo program, the Space Shuttle, the Concorde, and the Harrier. Part of the land that the Avro plant occupied is now part of Pearson International Airport.

Incidentally it was Dwight D. Eisenhower and not JFK that urged John Diefenbaker to cancel the Arrow.

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