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Viggen

Today, 49 years ago...

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According to everything you read it was one HE** of an aircraft.

But,the politics of the time won out.

It's interesting how our aircraft manufacturers grabbed up all of AVRO's technical personnel after the company collapsed.

Like maybe they knew something that we didn't. :dntknw:

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i remeber the site of "195th Black Sheep" Squadron

if anyone remembers... they had the AVRO as their main jet..

i don't remember if they were here, SimHQ USAF forums or other place.. ^_^

 

anyways.. i also remember it was a great jet that shouldn't be cancelled!!

 

Cheers.

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I can't help but realise that some high speed planes built later on had things that look like they were yoinked from the Arrow, such as the dogtooth wing, the big, flat body, the intakes...

 

The Arrow was suprisingly manuverable, according to chief test pilot Jan Zurakowski, because of it's fly-by-wire controll system. Apparently he thought it could out-manuver an CF-100 in a fast dogfight.

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that pic is my desktop background.

 

I have a cassette copy of "supersonic sentinel", the official Avro Arrow promotion video. It has some nice flight scenes.

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