The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 was a cancelled Cold War strike and reconnaissance aircraft developed RAF in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was designed to penetrate a well-defended forward battle area at low altitudes and very high speeds, and then attack high-value targets in the rear with nuclear or conventional weapons. Some of the most advanced aviation technology of the period was incorporated in order to make it the highest-performing aircraft in the world.
The TSR-2 was a strike and reconnaissance aircraft developed by the British Aircraft Corporation for the RAF in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 23 were built (including 2 static/fatigue test airframes, not all were completed, only 1 flew). Only two incomplete examples survived the hasty destruction that followed the politically motivated project cancellation.
the first arrives at Warton, Flight February after going supersonic for the one and only time en route from Boscombe Down”