Originally Posted by agedflier
Glad you like the Mirage...But...Did you know that it is based on the Fairy Delta2
that the Brits didnt proceed with..So many great planes designed in UK and never proceeded with..As Alf Garnet used to say "Thats your "BLOODY LABOUR PARTY". That Canadians also made a version (The Dart) HK has a model of it. Do you remember the TSR2?? Even the world beating Harrier was syphoned of to the USA...Now we have the Euro Fighter...BIG deal....lol
Ah yes, the damage that was done by successive post war UK Governments, I mean, let's also not forget giving Whittle's jet engine away for free and the biggest boob of them all.....the computer....which was covered by the Official Secrets Act allowing IBM (from memory) to claim it was theirs for years, until the truth came out.....ah, UK Governments.... so adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.