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Offline tc2324

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TSR Weapons Testing
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:17:14 am »
So here`s a question for you,

Does anyone know if any of the known TSR2 air frames were due to be used for weapon drops and testing?
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Re: TSR Weapons Testing
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 02:25:06 am »
IIRC, gleaned from the various books on the aircraft in recent years, that the weapons test aircraft were in the plan, but I'm not sure if they were actually 'n build'.

If I can find any of the books in this chaos of a house I'll check later in the day.
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Re: TSR Weapons Testing
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 05:40:33 am »
XR221 was to be the first to be fully kitted out with the full weapon system.
But im not sure she was the one slated for  weapons tests.
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Re: TSR Weapons Testing
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 06:16:30 am »
IIRC, gleaned from the various books on the aircraft in recent years, that the weapons test aircraft were in the plan, but I'm not sure if they were actually 'n build'.

If I can find any of the books in this chaos of a house I'll check later in the day.

Kit, in the Avro Arrow book I have it tells of the first five Arrows just being general test aircraft (which were all flown BTW), with the next production batch (with the Iroquois) going mostly to various testing for operation. Did the TSR2 have a similar program ?  What I've read on Wiki doesn't really say as much.
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Re: TSR Weapons Testing
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 04:19:16 pm »
...in the Avro Arrow book I have it tells of the first five Arrows just being general test aircraft (which were all flown BTW), with the next production batch (with the Iraqis) going mostly to various testing for operation. ...

Now that would be an interesting build...
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Re: TSR Weapons Testing
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 03:51:46 am »
Just a quicky to show you what I`ve done so far and the reason for the question.

 

Scheme is a hybrid of test types for the period and there`s plenty more work to do.
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Re: TSR Weapons Testing
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 04:10:45 am »
Looking VERY good already.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I still can't find my books.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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