Arrows to The Moon - Avro's Engineers and the Space Race
ISBN 9781896522838

Cold War Tech War
ISBN 978-1894959-759

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Click here to listen to Canadian Owen Maynard (Chief Engineer for the Lunar Module at NASA) talk about why the LM was the way it was. (Courtesy - Rhett Turner. 2009 Apogee Books) Owen Maynard July 1969
Arrows to the Moon - Avro's Engineers and the Space Race
by: Chris Gainor

How the demise of Canada's national dream contributed to one of the greatest triumphs in American history. Tells for the first time the story of the Canadian and British engineers from Avro Canada who played key roles in putting Americans on the Moon and in building today's U.S. space program, including the space shuttle and the International Space Station. Other Canadian contributions to Apollo and a chapter on the Canadian space program are also included.

“Space history at its best . . .” . . . Spaceflight - British Interplanetary Society


Cold War Tech War
The Politics of America's Air Defense

by Randall Whitcomb

Cold War Tech War explores the geo-political, technical and economic aspects of the Avro Canada story. Author Randall Whitcomb reveals for the first time anywhere several exciting design proposals of the Avro company while putting the company and its technology into an international context.

Global intelligence angles are explored from pre-WW II through the Cold War period. Focus is on bi-lateral issues with the Americans, with some pertinent American statesmen and industrialists receiving special attention for their roles in issues at the heart of our story. Recently released official information on the Avro C-102 Jetliner and CF-105 Arrow present their cancellations in a new light. Over a half-Century of deception by various governments, intelligence agencies and individuals is documented and given relevance in view of today's geo-political mileau. As in the author's first book, Avro's engineering is shown to have been visionary--and still inspiring in the 21st Century.


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