Released in 2010, CWH001 was the first of three Avro Arrow models to be commissioned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. This highly sought after model, of which only 3000 units were produced, is rarely available for sale. This is brand new - never been out of the box - Everything is in mint condition - Don't miss out on this rare chance.
Arrow 25203 first flew on September 22nd, 1958 and exceeded the speed of sound on this maiden flight, sustaining a speed of Mach 1.2. The exterior surfaces were painted dayglo to assist observers focusing on specific components under test. 203 was the only Arrow ever to sport the Canadian Commonwealth flag ("Red Ensign") marking on the tail.
The Avro Arrow was one of the world's most advanced airplanes in its day, considered by many to be twenty years ahead of its time. Arrow 203 flew for a total of 13.5 hours of flight time before the Arrow program was cancelled by the Canadian government on February 20th, 1959.