SINCE the Second World War, Britain has built and flown a large number of research aircraft which have proved (or disproved) the operational validity of particular design techniques. With current emphasis upon design of a supersonic airliner of slim delta planform, the Type 221 is being constructed by the British Aircraft Corporation to investigate the high‐speed characteristics of such a wing planform. The Short S.C.1 vertical takc‐off and landing research aircraft is currently being modified to continue flight testing with a triplex autostabilization system which will enable fully‐automatic V.T.O.L. operations to be carried out. In a rather different field, the H.126 research aircraft has been built to investigate the potentialities of the jet flap. While Handley Page Ltd. built the H.P.1 15 slim delta, research aircraft which is currently investigating the aerodynamics of the supersonic airliner wing configuration during low speed manoeuvres, there is as yet no indication that the Ministry of Aviation intends to finance the construction by that Company of a research aircraft for full‐scale studies of the laminar flow techniques proposed by Dr Lachmann and his research team.
(1962), "British Research Aircraft: Brief Details of Two Single‐seat Research Aircraft Produced by the British Aircraft Corporation", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 34 No. 10, pp. 287-287. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb033620Download as .RIS
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