- 26 May 2006
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Skyblazer said:From all I've seen, the official name was just "Delta 1" (and as a matter of fact, judging from the last photo, only "Fairey Delta" was applied on the fuselage).
Was the designation FD.1 ever applied officially, perhaps retroactively? Or was it a later invention by authors?
Do we have official period documents by Fairey or the British Government ever mentioning a "Fairey FD.1"?
BillRo said:I think Justo Miranda's post showing the Boscome First Day Cover, clearly a semi-official document, answers your question. At least when it was initially disclosed and flown at Farnborough it was known as the Fairy FD-1.
newsdeskdan said:I might be able to help on this.
There was a proposal to turn the second E.10/47 aircraft into a vertical take-off research vehicle in 1954, detailed in this official Fairey brochure:
Now see the second line on p7:
So Fairey called it the F.D.I. (I realise that the way this document is worded is slightly confusing. What it means is "modification of the F.D.I. which was built to specification E.10/47"). Although admittedly, throughout the rest of the brochure it is referred to consistently as the E.10/47, or the E.10/47 aircraft.
Justo Miranda said:Speculative :-\