TSR2: Britains Lost Bomber

TSR2: Britains Lost Bomber by BURKE DAMIEN


ISBN
9781847972118
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
336
Dimensions
220 x 280 x 31mm

More than forty years after its cancellation, the BAC TSR2 is still a controversial aircraft. Years ahead of its time, it was abruptly cancelled by a new government when flight testing had only just begun. Built to a demanding RAF requirement, the BAC TSR2 was a revolutionary low-level strike aircraft able to deliver a tactical nuclear weapon at supersonic speed and low altitude to evade enemy radar. This fascinating new book describes in detail the aircraft, its history and the events of its cancellation. Many unseen photographs and diagrams support the detailed text, which benefits from extensive research in the BAC archives and access to newly rediscovered material. Topics covered: ? Background to the requirement, and competing designs ? Development and production ? The flight-testing programme ? The full story of the cancellation and its aftermath ? Unbuilt variants ? Detailed specifications AUTHOR: Damien Burke gained an Honours Degree in Software Engineering, and has worked in software ever since from manufacturing logistics support to military systems. Gaining a private pilot's license in 2005, Damien is also a keen aviation photographer and his work is regularly published in aviation magazines. SELLING POINTS: ? An important new work about the controversial low-level strike aircraft BAC TSR2, its history and the events of its cancellation ? With input from ex-BAC employees and unprecedented access to BAC archives, the detailed history of the project is revealed here for the first time ? Covers the development and production, the flight-testing programme and the unbuilt variants ? Superbly illustrated with over 40 photographs and diagrams, many in colour and many previously unpublished ? Damien Burke caught the aviation bug as a child living in Gibralta through the Cold War and his interest progressed to author and keen aviation photographer ILLUSTRATIONS 215 colour
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