Thursday, March 1, 2018

Avro projects

Larry Milberry, Aviation in Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1979
A view of the Avro premises, probably in l949 -1951 timeframe, Lots to look at, lots of projects; a number of CF100s in various states, a disassembled F-86 Sabre, at least one Lancaster and the prototype CF102 Jetliner in the background. As the Jetliner project was cancelled in 1951 to help the company focus on the CF100 project, this picture was probably taken before then. The Jetliner narrowly missed being the first jet powered airliner, the de Havilland Comet beat it by a couple of weeks.
 Unfortunately the Jetliner was scrapped in 1956, with only the cockpit area sawed off and saved, now in the reserve hangar at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. The other airplane front section in the background belonged to a de Havilland Comet.

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