• Short Summary

    THE TSR 2, A NEW TACTICAL STRIKE AIRCRAFT ALSO TO BE USED FOR RECONNAISSANCE, HAS HAD ITS TAXIING TRIALS AT BOSCOMBE DOWNS IN BRITAIN.

  • Description

    THE TSR 2, A NEW TACTICAL STRIKE AIRCRAFT ALSO TO BE USED FOR RECONNAISSANCE, HAS HAD ITS TAXIING TRIALS AT BOSCOMBE DOWNS IN BRITAIN. IT IS EXPECTED TO ENTER SERVICE WITH BRITAIN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE BEFORE THE END OF THE DECADE AFTER AN EXHAUSTIVE SERIES OF TEST FLIGHTS BEGINNING TODAY (SUNDAY). THE MAIDEN FLIGHT LASTED 14 MINUTES.

    THE NEW AIRCRAFT IS BEING DEVELOPED BY THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION WHICH HAS ALREADY RECEIVED ORDERS FOR FIFTY OF THE PLANES. IT IS CAPABLE OF DELIVERING BOTH NUCLEAR AND CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS WITH WHAT IS OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS "UNPRECEDENTED ACCURACY". THE RANGE OF THE TSR 2 IS CONSIDERABLE AND IT WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE WITH LITTLE REGARD FOR WEATHER.

    THE MOST ADVANCED NAVIGATION AND ATTACK SYSTEM IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR THE TSR 2 AND IT WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE FROM FORWARD AIRSTRIPS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

    MANY OF THE DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW AIRCRAFT REMAIN A SECRET BUT IT IS UNDERSTOOD THE PLANE WILL HAVE A SPEED ABOVE MACH 2 (TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND). IT'S ABOUT NINETY FEET LONG (27 1/2 METRES) AND HAS A SPAN OF ABOUT THIRTY-SIX FEET (11 METRES).

    THE TSR 2 IS PLANE THAT THE MANUFACTURERS HOPE WILL PLACE BRITAIN IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH SPEED MILITARY STRIKE AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACBXD8ONHBQ8AQR8ZTFBIUKGG
    Media URN:
    VLVAACBXD8ONHBQ8AQR8ZTFBIUKGG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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