This PBY has now been moved to a new outside hardstand at Cosford to free up space for the incoming arrivals from Hendon. It was completed in April 1945 at the new Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (Convair) factory at New Orleans for delivery to the USN as 63993. From Dec. 57 to Jul. 70 it served with the RDAF and is now on display at the RAF Museum.
The TSR-2 exemplifies one of the saddest episodes in the long history of British aviation, leading to this famous quote from renowned aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm "All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR-2 simply got the first three right." This aircraft never actually flew, rather had almost been completed when the programme was cancelled. One of the absolute highlights of the wonderful RAF museum at Cosford.