• How did cancelling the Avro Arrow project affect the military defence of North America?
  • The F-105 Thunderchief and later, the F-106 Delta Dart became the interceptors, and in theory the XF-98 Rapier, which was also cancelled. Americans favored heavy planes with a lot of fuel and payload capacity (for massive nuclear bombs), so the Cold War theatre was designed around the B-52B with a fighter squadron of F-4v2 Phantoms and the 106 as a wing interceptor. The Arrow would never have worked, it was too fast for this type of scenario.

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