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Originally posted by waynos
I haven't heartd that before, nor did I see that programme as my wife will not allow Diagnosis Murder to unwatched in our house
However although the claims could be true for all I know I think the Russians would only have made use of any structural knowledge gained as there is no outward similarity between the two at all.
Originally posted by lugonn
I watched an interesting program on the History channel (UK) yesterday called 'Secret Superpower Fighters' which claimed that although the Arrow was cancelled to provide money for Canadian farmers, the reason that the airframes and machine tools where destroyed unexpectedly was because the KGB had penetrated the facilty and where getting all the Arrow's secrets; a fact that was apparently confirmed when a MIG25 defected to Japan and they where able to examine it. As well as looking very similar it used Titainium in all the same places as the Arrow.
I hadn't heard this before, has anyone any more information about this ?
Originally posted by kondor
1) maximum speed
MiG-25 "Foxbat" 3390 km/h
CF-105 Arrow 2453 km/h
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by lugonn
The A.V. Roe (Avroe) Arrow was cancelled as it was superior in every way to anything that had been built by anyone at that time. If it had been put into production, with upgrades, it would still be useful today. The American MIC didn't like that very much, so they threatened to pull GM out of Canada. Once we caved, they went a step further and took all of our best aerospace engineers down to work for NASA and they ended up putting man on the moon. Funny how that works out eh. Want sources? Google is your friend.
Originally posted by RichardPrice
The Arrow was a decent point defence and interceptor for it's day. It was not, however, the best thing in the world to the point where a conspiracy was needed to get rid of it.edit on 16/1/2012 by RichardPrice because: (no reason given)