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TSR-2

Based originally on Operational Requirement 339 for a Canberra replacement, the TSR-2 was expected to enter service with RAF Bomber Command by 1967. Designed primarily for the low-level reconnaissance and strike role, the TSR-2 carried nuclear or conventional weapons may be carried in an internal bay and on underwing pylons. Orders were placed for eighteen development and pre-production machines prior to the project's cancellation.

Specifications

Primary Function: reconnaissance and strike
Contractor:
Power Plant: Two Bristol Siddeley Olympus B.06.22-R turbojets
Thrust: approx. 30,000 lbst each with afterburners
Length: 90 ft.
Height: 23 ft.
Wingspan: 35 ft.
Speed: 845 m.p.h. at sea level (Mach 1.12)
1,190 m.p.h. at 40,000 ft. (Mach 1.8)
Ceiling:
Weight: 100,000 lbs
Maximum Takeoff Weight:
Range: 3,500-4,000 miles
1,200 miles normal mission radius
Armament:
Crew:
Unit Cost:
Date Deployed:
Inventory:

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