British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 (BAC TSR-2)

The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 was a reconnaissance and strike the Cold War by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) for the Royal Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s developed. The TSR-2 was designed to be a well defended from entering the combat zone at low altitude and high speed, then engage in high-quality goals in the back with nuclear or conventional weapons. Another aspect of the task was to fight against high-altitude, high speed photo reconnaissance, requires the inclusion are “state-of-the-art” technology aerospace plane that would require the most effective in these roles . Although only a prototype was completed, the test flights indicated that the aircraft would be able to meet stringent design specifications were specifications. These however reduced because the results of flight tests were available.

The BAC TSR-2 was the most visible victims of Defense 1957 “White Paper”, with the conflicts between services on the future defense of Great Britain led to the controversial decision to scrap the program in 1965. With the election of a new government has made the British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 allegedly due to higher costs for the purchase of the General Dynamics F-111, an “off-the-shelf” decision is canceled later that the costs dramatically and development times the height. The interim report was the replacement Blackburn Buccaneer and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the two species are already considered and rejected at the beginning of the procurement process BAC TSR-2. Finally, the smallest Panavia Tornado Gullwing was developed and adopted by a European consortium, largely similar to the requirements that the BAC TSR-2 was already assembled to meet for testing in 1965. Buy Flight Simulator

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