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TSR 3
« on: November 01, 2019, 05:55:05 am »
In 1964, the Blackburn Buccaneer S2 had been ordered for the Royal Navy and the prototype TSR2 was ready for it's first flight. The admiralty , however , knew that it was time to develop the next generation of naval strike aircraft, and so plans were laid under the code name TSR3.  [ this was named partly because the Swordfish of WWII was originally the Torpedo/Strike/Recconaisance 2, and partly as a nod to the RAF's TSR2 ]
Blackburn Aircraft at Brough were given the brief  and tasked to produce an aeroplane that would use as many of the systems of the TSR2 as possible , but in an airframe small enough to be operated from a fleet carrier.  Power was to be provided by two reheated RR Spey engines and the weapon load to be at least equal to the Buccaneer S2.
The resulting aircraft not suprisingly looked like a mini TSR2, and shared some commonality, other features were shared with an an Anglo - German project that was also on the drawing boards.  Although veiwed by many as a bit of a mongrel the TSR3 flew extremely well especially at low level and enter service with the Royal Navy as the Blackburn Marauder in the early 1970's and proved themselves during the Falklands conflict of 1982.











Model is to 1/48 scale and obviously based on a tornado kit , may recently have been seen on What-if tables at IPMS Avon show.

Andrew
« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 05:56:49 am by andrewj »

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 07:00:09 am »
That really does look neat Andrew.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 07:00:57 am »
this is excellent  :thumbsup:

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 07:16:06 am »
Odd seeing a RN FAA bird in anti-flash white but she looks good in it! :thumbsup:
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 09:41:23 am »
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 10:18:30 am »

Odd seeing a RN FAA bird in anti-flash white but she looks good in it! :thumbsup:


The Buccs came like that at one stage, but not for long.

LOVE the model Andrew, it's so darn logical I'm amazed their Lordships didn't do it. Ah right, they didn't have any carriers, did they.....  :banghead:
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 10:43:23 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 01:22:05 pm »
I really like that,  can you  tell us what you  made it from  please.
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 01:26:52 pm »
I see upside down Phantom wings there...    :unsure:      This thing is so cool. I'm glad it was nommed for a Whiffie...  Tremendous work, Tom Andrew!!!!!


EDIT:  Got the names wrong!!
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 01:30:58 pm »
Thanks all, I really appreciate the comments, quite a simple build really, Airfix Tornado F3 with upside down Phantom wings and Harrier intakes.

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 02:54:33 pm »
Thanks all, I really appreciate the comments, quite a simple build really, Airfix Tornado F3 with upside down Phantom wings and Harrier intakes.

Andrew
Marvellous stuff,  I can  see a 1/72nd scale one of these in RAF  markings  in my future  :wub:
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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 08:48:25 pm »
Like it :thumbsup:

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 09:30:06 pm »
Cool.

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 10:37:53 pm »
Saw this in the Whiffie noms and had to come take a look.

Really neat idea and well carried out.

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Re: TSR 3
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2019, 10:06:31 am »
I believe the word 'BRILLIANT!' was coined specifically for things like this! And you haz skillz!  :thumbsup: :drink: :bow:
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