Aircraft Photo of VX350 | Fairey FD-1 | Fairey Aviation | AirHistory.net #7960
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VX350
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey FD-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey FD-1
Aircraft Version:Fairey FD-1
Operator / Titles:(Fairey Aviation)
C/n (msn):F8466
Location
City / Airport:Manchester - InternationalMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGCC   IATA: MAN   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1950
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 7960
Photo Comment

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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