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

Wind tunnel model of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, c 1955.
2 off wind tunnel models of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, on plinth. 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.
 
Currently on display in:
Making the Modern World
Year made :
1955
Inventory number :
1993-1630