Model of the BAC TSR2, c 1960.
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The TSR2 was conceived as a supersonic multi-role combat aircraft for the RAF and a replacement for the Canberra bomber. Although a prototype did fly, the aircraft was cancelled in 1965 due to technical difficulties and escalating costs. This model represents a standard TSR2 except for a small canard on the front. It was used in high speed wind tunnel tests.