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AVIATION and HISTORICAL DVD's

AVRO Aviation, Including THE ARROW
 

ARROW From Dream to Destruction

Why was the Arrow project killed? Who ordered the destruction of the completed Arrows and why? These questions and more are explored in this thought provoking account of Canada's greatest aviation achievement. "ARROW... From Dream to Destruction" is a sequel to Aviation Videos Ltd. very popular "AVRO ARROW...CF-105" produced in 1988.

This 60 minute video has been produced from over 10 hours of original Avro Aircraft colour film footage and is the most detailed look at the whole Arrow program to date. It makes an excellent companion to the 1988 production with minimal overlap of footage between the two productions. Close to 90% of the scenes feature new Avro footage, much of it never before seen by the public.

Coverage includes design, wind tunnel testing, free flight models, construction, ejector seat testing, roll out ceremonies, taxi trials, Arrow's first flight, and extensive coverage of the flight testing program. Superb historical footage of all five Arrows that flew. Also included is the Iroquois engine development, with B-47 engine test flights, and installation in Arrow 206. The Astra-Sparrow armament system, including actual Sparrow missile test launches is also featured. A wonderful collector's item.

Colour, 60 minutes

43DVD001.....$29.95


BUILDING THE ARROW

Follow the Arrow's progression from the drawing board to the roll out ceremonies. See in detail how the Avro CF-105 Arrow was built as it moved down the assembly line. Produced from original Avro Aircraft colour film footage, it makes an excellent companion to any of our other Arrow videos. Coverage includes the Arrow's design, construction of wooden and metal mock-ups, construction of major components and their assembly into a complete Arrow.

Colour, 45 minutes

43DVD003.....$24.95


 

AVRO ARROW ... CF-105 

A Short History

It was a plane 20 years ahead of its time, scrapped by a government that was out of touch with the times. Now the Arrow once again takes to the air, if only on your TV.

Compiled from rare colour film footage shot by Avro Aircraft this is a tribute to a great aircraft and to everyone who worked on it. See the Arrow from design through to its many test flights. Rare scenes include: design work, wind tunnel tests, model test flights, aircraft assembly, engine testing, and the Arrow's first flight. Beautiful shots of all five Arrows that were completed, and in the end, the Arrow's final destruction.

Colour, 32 minutes

43DVD004.....$19.95


CF-105 ... Avro Arrow Enthusiast Edition

Even with our one hour video "ARROW, From Dream to Destruction" we still got requests for more footage on the Arrow. These requests came from modellers looking for more detailed information, to those who just could not get enough of a Canadian aircraft that was the best in the world. For all of the Arrowheads out there we have put together a special selection of 120 minutes of footage on the Arrow.

This SILENT two hour video was compiled from nine original Avro Aircraft 16mm films shot during the Arrow's construction and testing program. It contains excellent reference material with numerous scenes of the Arrow, including its ground support equipment.

The nine SILENT films, nearly all in colour are:
ARROW 202 IN FLIGHT,
ARROW GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT,
ARROW UNDERCARRIAGE,
ARROW 201 ENGINE TESTING,
FLYING ARROWS,
AVRO ARROW ASSEMBLY,
ARROW ESCAPE TRIALS,
3D MODEL OF ARROW PRODUCTION LINE, and
ARROW TAXI TRIALS.

 

Colour and B&W, 120 minutes, ALL SILENT

43DVD007.....$29.95


AVROCAR...AVRO's Flying Saucer

The story of Avro's experimental "flying saucer", the Avrocar. It was the result of Avro's research into vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Research and development started in the mid 1950s but development was cancelled in 1961 after flight stability problems could not be overcome. Rare footage include: design and construction of the craft, wind tunnel tests, and many of its tethered and free flight tests.

Colour, 25 minutes

43DVD005.....$19.95


OTHER TITLES

MOSQUITOS AIRBORNE  50 years of Mosquito History (Aviation Videos).....43DVD011.....$29.95

SPITFIRE - RCAF Tactical Fighter Squadrons (Aviation Videos).....43DVD002.....$24.95

RCAF/RAF Aircraft At War - original WWII colour film featuring 20 aircraft (Aviation Videos).....43DVD012.....$29.95

TARGET FOR TONIGHT  -the Vickers Wellington In Action (Aviation Videos).....43DVD014.....$24.95

THE MOSQUITO -Royal Air Force Museum (Aviation Videos).....43DVD010.....$29.95

P-47 THUNDERBOLT .(Aviation Videos)....actual WWII colour footage.....43DVD015.....$24.95

FLYING FORTRESS 351st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, host: Clark Gable (Aviation Videos).....43DVD008.....$24.95

TARGET FOR TODAY - B-24's and B-17's in action  (Aviation Videos).....43DVD013.....$24.95

WARBIRDS AND MORE - 60 years of airshows  (Aviation Videos).....43DVD016.....$29.95

THE MEMPHIS BELLE -the original academy award winning documentary from 1944 (Aviation Videos).....43DVD009.....$24.95

AVRO LANCASTER -the story of the RCAF Lancaster  (Aviation Videos).....43DVD006.....$29.95

CANADIAN STEAM AT WAR - Canadian Railways during WWII - with a segment on the 1939 Royal Tour  (Aviation Videos).....43DVD017.....$29.95 

TRIUMPH OF THE WILL .....43DVD034.....$21.95

THOSE FANTASTIC FORD TRI-MOTORS.....43DVD025.....$21.95

NUREMBURG TRIALS .....43DVD032.....$21.95

THE A-10 THUNDERBOLT II .....43DVD029.....$21.95

B-47 STRATOJET - the story of this mighty jet bomber.....43DVD036.....$21.95

B-52 STRATOFORTRESS .....43DVD030.....$21.95

B-58 HUSTLER COLLECTION .....43DVD027.....$21.95

NAZI NEWS REELS .....43DVD033.....$21.95

TARGET FOR TODAY -the 8th Air Force Story.....43DVD024.....$21.95

NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS .....43DVD031.....$21.95

SUPERSONIC B-58 HUSTLER.....43DVD028.....$21.95

"CONNIE" - QUEEN OF THE SKIES .....43DVD029.....$21.95

THE X PLANES - from the X-1 to the X-15 .....43DVD026.....$21.95

MIGHTY AIRSHOW WARBIRDS.....43DVD022.....$21.95

DROP ZONE NORMANDY  the epic of the planes, the gliders and the men of the 82nd and the 101st airborne.....43DVD023.....$21.95

WARBIRDS OVER KALAMAZOO.....43DVD018.....$21.95

KOREA - a history of the Korean War .....43DVD021.....$21.95

MISSION to RABAUL -the fury of the fighting 5th Air Force.....43DVD020.....$21.95

AIR WAR - The SMASHING OF THE REICH .....43DVD019.....$21.95


 

Aviation & historical videotapes (VHS format)