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British Aircraft Corporation 221

WG774 - BAC221 06/10/1954 - f/f as Fairey Delta 2

10/03/1956 - set new World Airspeed Record 1,132 mph
1964 - f/f as BAC 221
?/?/? - to Filton
20/05/1966 - RAE Bedford,noted here again in 1974
09/06/1973 - grounded after 273 flights
15/01/1975 - to Scottish Museum of Flight at East Fortune
04/1980 - to Abingdon
05/1980 - to FAAM
13/11/1999 - moved to Cobham Hall store
2000 - returned to FAAM to be on permanent display in time for the Leading Edge Exhibition opening on 10th July 2000

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Part of Concorde development programme

Manufacturers - Fairey Aviation Co (FD2) converted to BAC 221 by British Aircraft Corp

Power Plant - Rolls Royce Avon 28 with 9,300lb thrust, 13,100 with reheat

Wingspan - 26ft 10ins

Length - 51ft 7ins

Height - 11ft

Weight - 13,884lbs

Max Speed - 1,122mph

Range - 830 miles

Armament - Nil


Other exhibits in this hall

  • BAC Concorde BAC Concorde
  • Hawker P1127 Hawker P1127
  • Bristol Scout D Bristol Scout D
  • de Havilland Vampire T22 de Havilland Vampire T22
  • Westland Wyvern TF1 Westland Wyvern TF1
  • Handley Page HP115 Handley Page HP115
  • Hawker Hunter T8M Hawker Hunter T8M
  • Sea Harrier FRS.1 (XZ493) Sea Harrier FRS.1 (XZ493)

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