Reply to post: Re: TSR2

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain


Re: TSR2

TSR2 was a victim of being massively over budget and behind schedule. It was a very ambitious aircraft pushing the very edge of the performance (and materials) envelope of the era so it's a not a surprise that this was the project status at the time of its cancellation.

The F111 promised to do much the same things only with the US bearing the development costs which was why it was taken up as the replacement - and indeed the F111 was (eventually) capable of doing all that.

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