Aviation Photo #2216440 Fairey FD-2 - UK - Air Force

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The FD-2 was Fairey's attempt to investigate flight and control characteristics of the delta-wing design at trans and supersonic speeds. This aircraft's sister plane (WG774) broke the world speed record in 1956 by more than 300 mph, quite an achievement considering the record had been set only a year previously by a F-100.
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The experimental and prototype aircraft - successful or not, these birds and their brave pilots made the aviation as we can see it today.
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