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Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow RCAF Model (Ship 8-10 Weeks)
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MSRP Price: $299.95
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This model will be made exactly as shown on the photograph above and will that 8 to 10 weeks to made and ship
Factory Direct Models brings back to life this historic Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow RCAF into a detailed museum quality display model. This Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow RCAF Model Airplane was hand crafted with absolute precision using the finest Philippine Mahogany and was painted and sealed to last for generations. Working from our library of blueprints and their photographs our master artisans recreated this Historic Warplane into a must have display model for all Aircraft Enthusiasts or War Veterans.
This Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow RCAF Airplane Model comes with a Detachable Stand, A Laminated Iron Cross Logo and an Inscriptions Plaque making this model a perfect gift for all Aircraft Enthusiasts, Pilots, Model Collectors or War Veterans.
Your model will be made exactly as shown in the photographs. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit the Custom Model Gallery section of our website to commission a personalized model to be built.
Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow History:
Avro of Canada had made a significant contribution to the air defense of North America with its CF-100 "Canuck" interceptor of the early 1950s, and hoped to follow it with a truly advanced aircraft, the Avro "CF-105 Arrow".
The Arrow was a huge, twin-engined delta-winged interceptor that in completion would have been able to attain Mach 2.5, but costs and changing mission requirements kept it from ever leaving the prototype stage. This impressive machine represented the highest ambition of Canadian aircraft design and remains a romantic ideal for Canadian aviation enthusiasts.
In April 1953, after a year of analysis by Avro, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) presented a requirement for a twin-engined, two-seat interceptor with a maximum speed of Mach 2, a maximum ceiling of 18.3 kilometers (60,000 feet), and a combat radius of 370 kilometers (200 nautical miles). It would have a fast rate of climb and would be able to maneuver at two gees at high speed and altitude, an extremely difficult requirement to meet. The new aircraft would be armed only with missiles stored in an internal weapons bay, and would use a sophisticated radar fire-control system to allow collision-course intercepts, instead of tail-chase pursuit. The result was the Avro "CF-105 Arrow".
The RCAF requirements implied a big aircraft. The final design had a boxy fuselage and a slightly drooping high-set delta wing, with a sweep of 60 degrees and a "dogtooth" leading edge. Although most of the airframe was made of magnesium, key parts were made of titanium to withstand the heat of high-speed flight, and an environmental control system was provided to protect the crew against flight temperatures, as well as the extreme cold of the Canadian north.
After much consideration of alternatives, the Orenda PS-13 Iroquois engine was chosen as the powerplant. Since this engine would not be ready in time for initial flight tests, an alternate engine was needed for early flight testing. The Avro team originally selected the new Rolls-Royce RB.106, but development of that engine was delayed in turn, and the Pratt & Whitney J75, used on the Republic F-105 Thunderchief and Convair F-106 Delta Dart, was chosen to power the preproduction prototypes, which were designated "Mark 1". Prototype development would in principle then evolve to the Iroquois-powered "Mark 2", resulting in an aircraft that would be capable of Mach 2.5. The production model would be designated "Mark 3".