Image © Mike Freer – Touchdown Aviation

Image © Mike Freer – Touchdown Aviation

The organisers of the RAF Cosford Air Show today announced the exciting news than an iconic cold-war prototype jet would be joining the static aircraft displays on Sunday 14th June 2015.

The TSR2 was an ambitious British built aircraft, designed to be used as a tactical strike and reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Air Force during the Cold War. Although the aircraft never made it past prototype stage, it is still regarded by many as one of the most exciting – and controversial – aircraft to be developed in Britain.

The development of the TSR2 was cancelled in 1965, largely due to spiralling costs amongst other issues. RAF Cosford Air Show spokesperson Peter Reoch said, “Having the TSR2 on external static display for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2015 will be a unique attraction for our visitors. We are thankful to the RAF Museum for the opportunity to exhibit this iconic airframe in the 50th anniversary year of the project’s cancellation.”

The RAF Museum has a collection of more than 200 aircraft, spread between their three sites at Cosford, Hendon and Stafford. RAF Museum Head of Collections Ian Thirsk said, “We are delighted to have our TSR2 as a major part of next year’s air show. Placing the aircraft on external display emphasises the strong relationship between the RAF Cosford Air Show and the RAF Museum.”

For the first time, tickets for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2015 are advance sale only. Adult tickets are priced £22.00 with accompanied under-16s coming free! For more details on the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.cosfordairshow.co.uk