Avro

Different people take different things out of the same picture and post – mine would probably be different to [*sic] yours.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200615-the-record-breaking-jet-which-still-haunts-a-country

My eye went immediately to the lines – just look at that jet itself – the round-cornered rectangle, plus the straight sides, plus the parallel lines. They run right through my boat with some swept back angularity here and there. Don’t like the round nose on this jet but understand it’s necessary.

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5 comments for “Avro

  1. Doonhamer
    June 18, 2020 at 09:05

    We British are great at spending a fortune only to cancel when it looks like it might just work.
    Then spend a double fortune on some foreign kit that does not work.
    The greatest secret, the truth that absolutely and totally must be concealed is that stuff does not work as promised. Look at past kit that as soon as it was put to use was very quietly abandoned.

    Defence companies love it when any customer paying cost-plus for development cancels a project, with cancellation fees. Not so good for the workers but for the accountants and their customer …….

    • June 18, 2020 at 09:20

      You’ve hit on a point there.

  2. Doonhamer
    June 18, 2020 at 09:22

    One of British Intelligence’s (come on, there must be some.) successes?
    Daddy of TSR2?
    Or mum?

  3. June 18, 2020 at 10:29

    Combat is the test of an aircraft’s effectiveness. Until then, it is hope and expectation.

  4. June 18, 2020 at 11:18

    Quick note [*sic] in the text:

    I just wanted to write it that way. Rebellion against the rules.

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