|Kit No.4809 BAC TSR-2 (Tactical Strike Reconnaissance Aircraft)
In 1957, to replace the RAF's Canberra jet bomber, a super
sonic tactical strike & reconnaisance aircraft development was
The TSR-2 made her maiden flight succesfully with Bristol Olympus
22R jet engines on 7th. September 1964.
Instead of the beautiful TSR-2, the RAF was promised to be equipped with 55 of American F111s. But this was also cancelled, and at the end, alas, they finished up with NAVY's un-atractive Buccaneers.
It saved some money for the Labour goverment's budget, but ruined the capability of the British aircraft industry to develop a super sonic aircraft on thier own to date.
The kit is an accurate replica of the TSR-2 (XR220) displayed in the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, England.
The assembled model is 57cm, nearly 2 feet long.
The fuselage parts are splited into front and rear halves.
The quality silk screen decal sheet comes with lots of stencills which we have measured at the RAF museum, very authentic.
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