Wind tunnel model of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, c 1955.

1955 in Farnborough
Royal Aircraft Establishment

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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