Historic Aviation Quiz: The Avro Arrow

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Question 1 of 10

Who is often regarded as the man who designed the Avro Canada CF-105? Historic Quiz - February 16

James C Floyd
Sir Roy Dobson
Roy Chadwick
Stuart Duncan Davies

Question 2 of 10

Who was at the controls of the CF-105 when it completed its maiden flight on March 25, 1958?Historic Quiz - February 16

Chuck Yeager
William ‘Bill’ Waterton
Roland 'Roly' John Falk
Janusz 'Zura' Żurakowski

Question 3 of 10

True or false: Although the CF-105 Arrow test fleet comprised multiple aircraft, no more than one example of the type was ever in the sky at once?Historic Quiz - February 16

True
False
X
X

Question 4 of 10

How many examples of the Arrow were built before the type’s cancellation?

Historic Quiz X

11
5
16
1

Question 5 of 10

What is the nickname often associated with the day the CF-105 was cancelled?

Historic Quiz - February 16

‘The endgame’
‘Arrow checkmate’
‘Black Friday’

Question 6 of 10

How many crew was the Arrow expected to operate with?Historic Quiz - February 16

5
0
6
2

Question 7 of 10

In April 1956, the UK Air Council recommended the nation buy the Arrow to fill the role envisaged for the so-called ‘Thin wing Javelin’. How many did it suggest procuring?


Historic Quiz X

105
435
365
169

Question 8 of 10

True or false: It was recommended that all Arrow airframes, engines, engineering and test data and documentation be reduced destroyed to avoid the “embarrassment of such material ever being put on public display”?

True
False
X
X

Question 9 of 10

How many hours combined did the Arrow test fleet of five machines log?

Historic Quiz - February 16

72
434
10
1,329

Question 10 of 10

On what date did an CF-105 Arrow take to the skies for the final time?Historic Quiz - February 16

February 20, 1959
December 25, 1959
January 1, 1959
February 19, 1959

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