The TSR-2 could flew Mach 1 at 200 feet.
It could also cruise at Mach 2 at high altitudes.
No other aircraft could touch it.
When the test pilot revved it up to Mach 1 at 200 feet, the chase plane--an Electric Lightning fighter--was unable to fly beside it.
The fighter pilot said the buffeting was too strong.
But the TSR-2 test pilot said the plane was stead as a rock.
So what happened?
The British LABOUR party demanded that the aircraft be scrapped due to costs.
The Labour party campaigned on cancelling the TSR-2, so the government took the unprecedented step of showing the first two production aircraft under construction.
The finished aircraft was revealed in 1964.
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