The development of the Avro Arrow was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada’s government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in return? Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? And did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program?
When Storms of Controversy was first published in 1992, its answers to these questions sent a shock wave across the country. Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow.
Now, in this fully revised fourth edition, complete with two new appendices, the bestselling book brings readers up-to-date on the CF-105 Arrow, the most innovative, sophisticated aircraft the world had seen by the end of the 1950s.
About the authors
Palmiro Campagna works for the Department of National Defence in Ottawa and has acted as Canadian representative to NATO in the area of electromagnetics in military aircraft. He is currently involved in program evaluation and audit. He is the author of the bestselling Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed as well as The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed.
Richard Rohmer is a bestselling, award-winning author. In addition, he is a practising lawyer (QC), entrepreneur, inventor, corporate director/executive, journalist (print and TV), and university chancellor emeritus. A Second World War Mustang pilot, Rohmer is arguably the most decorated Canadian citizen, as an Officer of the Order of Canada, Commander of the Order of Military Cross, and holder of a Distinguished Flying Cross.
"What Campagna set his focus on are the factors leading the Avros abrupt end. As far as that is concerned, this book is an essential source is as readable as it is fascinating."
Esprit de Corps magazine