British Aircraft Corporation 221 (BAC221)



WG774 was the first of two Fairey Delta 2 which made its maiden flight 6th October 1954. 10th of March 1956 Peter Twiss achieved the Absolute Word Speed Record of 1,132.136mph beating the North American F100 by 300mph.

5th September 1960 WG774 was flown to Filton for modification in support of the Concorde development. However modifications were to be done at minimum cost. The fuselage was lengthened by 6 feet, a completely new ogival wing, new systems and long-stroke undercarriage. The original FD2 cockpit canopy and fin were retained and not changed until later in the programme when a replacement new full Perspex canopy and a new 8” taller fin were added. December 1963 WG774 was re-designated as the BAC-221, making its maiden flight 1st May 1964. Unfortunately the long development programme was really to late to supply test data that could effect the Concorde  as construction of the two prototype had already began. After nine years of useful research flying, BAC-221 retired June 1973.
BAC-221 is displayed alongside Concorde 002 within the Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton.
During the development stages the BAC-221 had a mixture of natural metal and painted surfaces finally receiving an all-over blue scheme September 1964 in time to display that years at Farnborough display.

BAC221 (144021) has 28 resin cast parts, two part clear resin canopy included. There are 70+ decal placement printed via Cartograf.
Within this boxing, the modeller has the choice of three schemes (two early development FD2 fin/canopy, and final modernised fin/canopy).

2 in stock

SKU: 144021 Category:

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Weight 150 g