The sole FD-1 has just arrived from Fairey's Stockport factory on a trailer. The angled arrangement was to occupy less road width. VX350 made runs down Ringway's 4200 ft main runway in May 1950 before being taken to A&AEE at Boscombe Down for its first flight on 12 March 1951. Used for tests of the delta wing before being written off by an RAF pilot. Two other FD.1's were cancelled (VX357/364). From Fairey's many years ago.
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