Charlesferdinand said:In the september 1956 issue of the Navy Monthly, that I mentioned before in this forum, there is an overview article of the Fleet Air Arm.
It mentions an order for a 'strike aircraft of high performance' (presumably the Buccaneer) and then adds 'Unofficially we hear of a rather revolutionary day interceptor'. Any idea what this can be? Elsewhere in the article, the trials of the DH110 and Supermarine N113 are mentioned, so it doesn't refer to those.
Abraham Gubler said:HMS Eagle was being refitted at that time to cary the fuel tanks needed for the Hydrogen Peroxide fuel for the rocket motor.
Charlesferdinand said:I never realised that the SR177 was a navy project. Launching hydrogen peroxide powered fighters as routine operation would certainly have made life on board a bit more interesting.
MrT said:I thought the Bucc replaced Scimitar being as the Scimitar ended up as a strike platform as it could do nothing much apart from leak?
MrT said:I know that SR177 was intrinsically designed to operate with the HTP rocket engine. BUT surely with a bigger engine, possibly with a mk2 version and a spot of reheat added, would that not have spelt the end of the rocket engine, while retaining the basic aircraft design? Finally regarding refuelling of the aircraft. Same men involved or specialists?
ZacYates said:Random question, all: has there ever been any suggestion of what name may have been given to the SR.177 if it had entered service?
Note that the small models are a different configuration to the large model which seems to represent the generally acknowleged design. The first one has a different aft fuselage, while the second has a dorsal inlet. Photographing was difficult since they were located on top of a high cabinet and the other access was from a balcony.