Killertomato wrote: The YF-12 was the interceptor variant.
Based off of what Design ?
Thats what i meant BTW, YF-12 still was based off of a design used for Recon, Arrow was built from ground Up to be an Interceptor, not modded into one.
Killertomato wrote: It wasn't going to magic the Arrow into a world-beatingly brilliant aircraft.
World beating; Maybe, Put Canada on the Map for Aviation; Definitely.
Also you missed TWR when comparing the F-106 Vs the Arrow... Kind of Important for an Interceptor design, Production variant would have sat at 1:1 or higher TWR, yea, itd be fast.
Killertomato wrote:It was. It just wasn't a superfighter that would somehow be worth a damn 60 years after it was cancelled.
Avro did have plans to continually improve the actual production design in lots, and the delta design is definitely still relevant, just look at all the European designs.
Thats where everyone has the point fly completely over their head.
The Original design obviously wouldn't still be relevant, but the improved design would have, and more importantly the materials used in it was what really made it "ahead of its time" as some people like to say, not the actual aerodynamic design.
The Arrow cant be placed because it didnt get to run the race metaphorically, its like the Prospect who go injured and never played, everyone's bitter about it, because they knew that even if it didnt turn out as great as had been planned, its existence carried other important values.
BIG DISCLAIMER: I DONT THINK WE SHOULD TRY AND REBUILD IT, NO BUENO, NO WAY IN HELL
TO MUCH CIOST AND TIME, BETTER TO BUY A DESIGN AND JUST ASSEMBLE IF WE WANT TO "MAKE" A FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.
COULD =/= SHOULD