Aviation Photo #0979918: BAC TSR-2 - UK - Air Force
Seen on the active ramp prior to being moved to the £25 million AirSpace Museum hangar. The aircraft had just been rolled out after completion of an 18 month restoration programme. The aircraft was the forth production airframe and was incomplete when the project was cancelled. It was allocated to the Cranfield Institute of Technology prior to being transferred to the Imperial War Museum. - Photo taken at Duxford (EGSU) in England, United Kingdom on December 16, 2005.
The classic that never was. This aircraft was so advanced when it first flew in the 1960's, that elements of its design were seen as ground-breaking when they were added to the Tornado 20 years later. One can only guess what the aviation world would be like now had the British Government not cancelled this beautiful machine back in 1965.