Wind tunnel model of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, c 1955.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Wind tunnel model of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, c 1955.

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Description

The Avro 730 was designed to be a high-altitude supersonic (Mach 2) nuclear bomber and strategic reconnaisance aircraft. The project was cancelled as a result of the 1957 Defence White Paper due to spiralling costs and a decision to base Britain's nuclear deterrence on misiles rather than bombers. This experimental model was built and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire.
 

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