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Avro Arrow:

Avro Arrow RL-201 coming in to land. The first CF-105 Arrow built, RL-201, flying over Avro’s Malton, Ontario, factory. (Canadian Department of National Defence) The Arrow banking during its first flight on 25 March 1958. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

3/4 front right view of Arrow RL-201 being towed past one of Avro’s hangars. (Canadian Department of National Defence) After four years of work thousands of people watch as the first Arrow is wheeled out of its hanger in Malton, Ontario, on 4 October 1957. (Canadian Department of National Defence) Right side view of the CF-105 Arrow following rollout from the Avro Arrow Industries Hangar at Malton, Ontario, on 4 October 1957. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

3/4 front right side view of the CF-105 Arrow at its rollout on 4 October 1957 at Avro’s Malton, Ontario, plant. (Canadian Department of National Defence) 3/4 front left side view of a CF-105 Arrow. Note the clamshell cockpit canopy and the long ladder that was needed to reach the cockpit. (Canadian Department of National Defence) CF-105 Arrow RL-201 is towed in front of a line-up of Avro CF-100 Canucks. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

After four years of work by 14,000 people, the first Avro Arrow is wheeled out of a hangar in Malton, Ontario, on 4 October 1957. A huge crowd is on hand to marvel at the sleek white craft. (Canadian Department of National Defence) Side view of Arrow RL-204, the fourth Arrow built. (Canadian Department of National Defence)  A classic view of Arrow RL-201 in flight. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

Convair XF-81:

Convair XF-81 turbopop and jet engine powered fighter in flight. (USAF)

Dassault Mirage 4000:

Dassault's Mirage 4000 was a scaled up Mirage 2000, but never received any orders, mainly due to its high cost. (Copyright Dassault Aviation) A Dassault Mirage 4000 in flight. (Copyright Dassault Aviation/F Robineau)

Bell XF-83:

Bell XF-83 in flight. (USAF)

Lockheed XF-90:

Lockheed's XF-90  pursuit fighter in flight. (USAF)

Lockheed YF-12:

A Lockheed YF-12 on the ramp. (NASA) A Lockheed YF-12 fighter prototype of the Blackbird family. Although the YF-12 was the fastest fighter ever, none entered service. (NASA) A Lockheed YF-12  in fight. (USAF)

McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo:

The McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo in flight (USAF)

North American F-107:

North American F-107 photographed in 1959. (NASA) Side profile of the North American F-107 showing unusual dorsal air intake (USAF)

Northrop F-20 Tigershark:

Two Northrop F-20 Tigersharks in flight. (USAF) The F-20 Tigershark was one of the most capable aircraft of the early 1980s but unfortunately was overshadowed by the F-16 and none of these capable aircraft were ever ordered into production. (USAF) A Northrop F-20 firing a Maverick missile. (USAF)

Northrop F-20 Tigershark taxiing. (Northrop Grumman Corporation)

Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23:

One of two Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23s in flight. The YF-23 gained the unoffical name 'Black Widow II'. Side view of a Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 in flight. (USAF) The two Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 prototypes in flight.  (USAF)

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor:

A Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor as seen in March 1951. The XF-91 was powered by rockets and a turbojet engine and with the rockets could reach a maximum speed of 1 800 km/h. (NASA)


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