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BAC 221

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posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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WOW - not even heard of this 1 to be honest

anyone got anymore info? other than being a delta with a single Rolls-Royce Avon 28R




posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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Sure, the BAC 221 was one of several small scale prototypes built to test potential wing designs for the Concorde SST project. It was not actually a brand new aircraft at all but was converted from the Fairey FD.2 in which Peter Twiss became the first man to set a world air speed record in excess of 1,000pmh in 1956. The FD 2 was also said to the plane that gave Marcel Dassault the idea for the Mirage III when he saw it testing in France during 1954-55 as a better solution that the Mirage I and II he was then building, there may be an element of truth in this as Dassault said ' you English could have built the Mirage first if only you had stuck at it'.

When converting it to the 221, BAC gave it a fuselage extension and a completely new ogival wing which faired right up to the tip of the nose.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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Sure, the BAC 221 was one of several small scale prototypes built to test potential wing designs for the Concorde SST project. It was not actually a brand new aircraft at all but was converted from the Fairey FD.2 in which Peter Twiss became the first man to set a world air speed record in excess of 1,000pmh in 1956. The FD 2 was also said to the plane that gave Marcel Dassault the idea for the Mirage III when he saw it testing in France during 1954-55 as a better solution that the Mirage I and II he was then building, there may be an element of truth in this as Dassault said ' you English could have built the Mirage first if only you had stuck at it'.

When converting it to the 221, BAC gave it a fuselage extension and a completely new ogival wing which faired right up to the tip of the nose.



posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 12:33 AM
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Beautiful looking aircraft. Shame we never progressed with it whereas the French got the Mirage III we ended up with the EE Lightning, fast but god damn ugly!

Jensy



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