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Arrow 201 and a CF-100 positioned for a test run of their engines. Because the Iroquois jet engine was not yet available, the first five Arrows were equipped with Pratt and Whitney J-75 jet engines.57

Another subsidiary of A.V. Roe Canada Limited, Orenda Engines Limited designed the Iroquois jet engine as the intended powerplant for all production Arrows. The Iroquois remains one of the most advanced jet engines ever developed. 58

An Iroquois jet engine being readied for installation in the engine cavity of Arrow 206. Arrow 206 was to have been the first Arrow to have flown with these engines installed. 59

The Iroquois jet engine was tested on a rear engine nacelle mounted on a B-47 bomber on loan from the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command.60

Avro Aircraft Limited advertisement from 1959, just prior to cancellation of the Arrow programme.61

Letter from Fred Smye, President and General Manager, Avro Aircraft Limited, to Major-General George Pearkes, V.C., Minister of National Defence re. cost of the Arrow programme. 62

Front page of February 21, 1959 Globe and Mail Weekly newspaper announcing cancellation of the Avro Arrow programme.63

Progressive Conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker with his Minister of National Defence, Major-General George Pearkes, V.C. First elected in 1957, the Diefenbaker government deferred making any decision to cancel the Arrow programme until 1959. 64

Text of a February 20, 1959 speech by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to the House of Commons announcing the cancellation of the Arrow programme65

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