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Requiem for a Giant

A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow

by Palmiro Campagna

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list price: $24.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Transportation
published: 2003
ISBN:9781550024388
publisher: Dundurn
Description

No Canadian company has fuelled as much speculation about its demise as A.V. Roe Canada Limited. When its name was erased off the corporate map in 1962, A.V. Roe’s most ambitious undertakings - the Jetliner, the Iroquois Engine, and the Arrow - were reduced to scrap.

In Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna supplies us with new information to help dispel the myths surrounding the company. With an array of recently declassified documents, Campagna investigates the star projects of A.V. Roe Canada.

Was the C-102 Jetliner technically flawed?

Was the Avrocar a failure?

Was the cost of the Arrow program spiralling out of control as historians have maintained?

These questions and many others are put to rest in Requiem for a Giant.

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Contributor notes

Palmiro Campagna works for the Department of National Defence in Ottawa and has acted as Canadian representative to NATO in the area of electromagnetics in military aircraft. He is currently involved in program evaluation and audit. He is the author of the bestselling Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed as well as The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed.

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Palmiro Campagna

Palmiro Campagna is the author of Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed, Requiem for A Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, and The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed. He lives in Ottawa.

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