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Fairey Aviation Co: F.D.2

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16 March 1956 'News Item' from Mechanics Magazine.
Sept 1956

Note: This is a sub-section of Fairey Aviation Co

Delta 2 / F.D.2 / Fairey Delya II.


Record-setting delta-wing. Supersonic research aircraft produced by the Fairey Aviation Company in response to a specification from the Ministry of Supply for investigation into flight and control at transonic and supersonic speeds. The design was a mid-wing tail-less delta monoplane, with a circular cross-section fuselage and engine air-inlets blended into the wing roots. The engine was a Rolls-Royce Avon RA.5 with an afterburner.

Two built.

1956 Made its maiden flight at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. The Fairey Delta 2 flew faster than sound in level flight.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1956 News Report.