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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2007, 03:02:51 PM »
I know, but I found it on Wikipedia.
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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2007, 03:10:39 PM »
I forgot ot say that some 60,000 employees lost their jobs because of the cancellation of the Arrow programme.
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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007, 07:22:48 PM »
...and if u consider that a fine aeronautical industry destroyed, the long term effects are more than this!!!!!

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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2007, 04:46:29 PM »
The Arrow made it to a museum... But just the nose, the cokpit, the wings and the air intakes. They did a full-scale replica in Toronto. I think I know why the Arrown program was cancelled. The Canadian government thought that misilles launched from the groung will be more effective than interceptors carrying air-air missiles. Later, they found that they were wrong. Since then, the Canadian government has bought American fighters.

Ah good, well, at least it's something.

Yes, the Americans managed to get Canada to buy into their missile shield idea. But the Americans weren't scrapping their interceptors, hehe.  :P
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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2007, 11:23:39 PM »
Just look at it....from tip to the tail it says " i'm built for speed".....such an elegant aerodynamic shape.....its designer must have been a Da Vindci descendant....

Imagine Canadian CF-105 American F-108 Rappier, F-12 defending the North American borders, against Mig-25's, or better, escorting B-70's on their way to Russia......it would be like watching "Starwars" in the 60's...

When someone considers such magnificent planes, sees a paradox...up to the sisties, aircraft performance was increasing expotentially.....after that.....

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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2007, 01:16:52 AM »
you are sooo right, vlakyrian.

The ones constructed in that time were the most stylish airplanes: Mirages, -104s, F-106 :o :o (My favourite), well, this one....
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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2007, 08:46:15 AM »
Say, you like the F-106? Me too. I have a Monogram kit of this in 1/48, i have bought it about...17 years ago, and i still haven't assembled yet......i just stare at the parts.....it could be a great pair with a B-58 Hustler (another favorite)........but no matter how i like the -6, when you compare it even as a design with the Arrow, you can understand that the 105, was a class of its own....even the F-4 wouldn't be able either to touch it. ...

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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2007, 03:32:02 PM »
 :o you bought the six more or less when I was born :P

And yes, is one of my favourites, if not the one :D I just love it, its curves, everything... Oh... and God bless the inventor of Area RUlling!!!! :o
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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2007, 06:34:29 PM »
If you want to know him name , it is "Richard Whitcomb"...and he also invented the so called supercritical airfoil...if not for him, many aircrafts including the F-102, F-5, B-58 (the first examples of area ruling) would not have been succesful...

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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2007, 07:08:16 PM »
Yes, I read that in the book you sent me :P

IN fact, the F-102 wouldn't have been even supersonic....
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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2007, 03:20:12 PM »
I am glad you learn about "area rule", can u imagine that this knowledge was once unknown and great engineers learn about it when they were much much older than you.? keep on reading

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Re: The Fantastic CF-105 Arrow
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2007, 01:17:09 AM »
Don't forget the Tu-22 as a good example of area rule.
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