Aircraft Photo of WG774 | Fairey FD-2 | Fairey Aviation | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:WG774
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey FD-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey FD-2
Aircraft Version:Fairey FD-2
Operator / Titles:Fairey Aviation
C/n (msn):F.9421
Location
City / Airport:FarnboroughMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLF   IATA: FAB   Local: -   Other: -
Event:SBAC Farnborough 1956
 
Photo Date:8 September 1956
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 8752
Photo Comment

The prototype Fairey FD-2 using its "droop snoot" whilst landing after its display at the 1956 Farnborough air show. On March 10, 1956, this aircraft had broken the world's airspeed record at 1132 mph. Later converted to BAC-221 configuration with ogival wing planform for Concorde development work.

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