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TSR2: Britain's Lost Bomber

By Damien Burke

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ISBN: 9781847972118
PUBLISHED: 27/10/2010
PAGES: 352
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 215 colour photographs 232 black & white photographs

More than forty years after its cancellation, the BAC TSR2 is still a controversial aircraft. Years ahead of its time, it was abruptly cancelled by a new government when flight testing had ony just begun. Built to a demanding RAF requirement , the BAC TSR2 was a revolutionary low-level strike aircraft able to deliver a tactical nuclear weapon at supersonic speed and low altitude to evade enemy radar. This fascinating new book describes in detail the aircraft, its history and the events of its cancellation. Many hitherto unseen photographs and diagrams support the detailed text, which benefits from extensive research in the BAC archives and access to newly rediscovered material.

Topics covered:

  • Background to the requirement, and competing designs
  • Development and production
  • The flight-testing programme
  • The full story of the cancellation and its aftermath
  • Unbuilt variants
  • Detailed specifications

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Latest Reviews
" This is a remarkable work which covers in great detail every aspect of the TSR2 history from inception to cancellation. It contains both facts and anecdotal information plus a wealth of excellent photographs many of which have not before seen the light of day.
Nothing should detract from the amazing task the author has undertaken in collecting all this information particularly bearing in mind that there was an edict at one stage to destroy all TSR2 material, documents as well as aircraft and jigs. The book is highly recommended for all those interested in the history of aviation. "
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Reviewed By: The Aerospace Professional

" In general, a highly competent piece of aerospace journalism and a well produced book laced with technical drawings, colour diagrams and reasoned thinking on political and operational matters. Arguably the best book yet on this aircraft, but don't expect it to be the last! "
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Reviewed By: Aviation News

" This remarkabe work will be the definitive tome on the TSR2 for many years to come and can be heartily recommended. "
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Reviewed By: Airfield Review

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