Aircraft | Fairey FD2

   

Fairey FD2 (WG774) at RAF Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

Fairey FD2 (WG774) at RAF Museum, Cosford. This particular aircraft was first flown by Peter Twiss on 6th October 1954. It was in this aircraft that Twiss broke the world air speed record with a mean speed of 1,132mph on 10th March 1956. This aircraft is one of only two built and the hinged nose design is similar to that used on Concorde.

 

(Picture March 2003)

   

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