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

Image number: 10313129

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

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, Hampshire.

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10313129
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 14:18
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