Two wind tunnel models of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, on plinth.
Two wind tunnel models of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber. The Avro 730 was designed to be a high-altitude supersonic (Mach 2) nuclear bomber and strategic reconnaissance 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 missiles rather than bombers. This experimental model was built and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, UK.
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