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BAC English Electric Thunder

In the early 1960s, BAC's English Electric design team developed the P.42 aircraft 'concept' based on the Rolls Royce Type C ramjet. A dozen designs were created around this concept - from naval strike to satellite launch vehicle!! This one is the design for the tactical strike role - EAG.4426. Powered by 2 Rolls Royce type C turbo ramjets delivering 27,000lbs thrust each, the plane had a designed top speed of mach 4.5 planned to be in service in the mid 1980s!! This was a number of design investigations for operational requirement OR346/355 (The replacement for the RAF's TSR2 and Navy's Buccaneer) that gave us the more conservative Tornado!
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wumingren Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
这是早期的方案?
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
yes
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Wouldn't mind flying one of thise...to bad that they never built them :(
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
At least we still got the Lightning, and now they've got the Eurofighter, so it's all good.
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Steamtex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Very nice, bagera.
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Passin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Sigh. Typical British government. We have a superb bird on the table and they lose their f****** nerve. Nice work
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Yeah, but with ramjets that thing would guzzle fuel really quickly, so would've been limited to short-range interception, which is never really a role that needs to be specialised.
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I've ever seen this prototype before, though I know of the TSR2 (one of my all time favourite testbed/prototypes)
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I had been eyeing this design on SecretProjects as well. I wanted to make a color 3-view of my own, but I never could make myself sit down and do it.
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Superb Design! Looks like something from Thunderbirds or Joe 90!
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
well that's a great design and story have you considered making fictional aircraft
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
you need to take batter look in my gallery
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
sorry what I meant was WW2 style
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creationstar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. It looks similar to the XB-70 but probable predate it.
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