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12-12-2010, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rimshot View Post
If there was a long line up of buyers waiting to buy the Arrow, the British firm A E Roe would have built them as long as the buyers would pay for them. The Arrow died because there were no buyers. There were no buyers because only three countries in the world(the three largest) had any possible need for a long-range patrol fighter. Obviously, any NATO country would refrain from supplying the enemy any war material. In conclusion; the Arrow died from a lack of a market not some evil American military-industrial complex conspiracy. I realize that this conspiracy theory is religion for the Canadian left but it does not stand up to scrutiny.
The arrow was killed before avro was allowed to properly market it. If avro had been given the green light on the arrow it would of caught a lot of countries off guard, infact in its testing phase it was already doing this.

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