BAC The British Aircraft Corporation was a cancelled Cold War strike and reconnaissance aircraft developed by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the late and early Taken at Cranfield with film camera on May
UK2 XF923 Bristol 188 1962-04-03 Filton BAeColl.jpg (1024×688) Bristol 188 (1962) was a British supersonic research aircraft built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the 1950s. Its length, slender cross-section and intended purpose led to its being nicknamed the "Flaming Pencil". It failed to attain the designed M2 speed and couldn't maintain top speed long enough to study thermal effects of supersonic flight. Cancelled in 1964.
Seen on the active ramp prior to being moved to the £25 million AirSpace Museum hangar. The aircraft had just been rolled out after completion of an 18 month restoration programme. The aircraft was the forth production airframe and was incomplete when the project was cancelled. It was allocated to the Cranfield Institute of Technology prior to being transferred to the Imperial War Museum.