Monday, April 8, 2013

Avro Arrow Replica

Above, the beautiful full-scale replica of the Avro Arrow.

Above, the replica behind some of the men who worked on the original Arrow project  (The top three also worked on the Arrow replica).  From left to right:
Claude Sherwood, 72, worked on the Arrow's electrical panels.
Stan Porter, 79, engineered the plane's structure.
Peter Allnut, 78, was a flight test mechanic.
Henry (Chic) Joseph, 88, was a model maker for the original plane.
Bill Tee, 80, draughtsman.
Andy Germuska, 77, draughtsman.

From Peter Muggeridge, Sky's The Limit.  John Hryniuk, Avro Model Shots; Paul Alexander, Portraits.  Zoomer, May 10, 2010.  

The replica was on display at the former Downsview site of the Canadian Air and Space Museum.  See a previous post.  Sadly, the museum that housed it has now been shut down, another victim of the Harper government's scientific and technological myopia.   For more information, visit The New Canadian Air and Space Museum.  

Update:  Convoy escorts Avro Arrow replica to Mississauga for public display

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