Richard Wheatland - Perfect Partners - TSR 2
TSR 2 English Electric Lightning Blank Birthday Card by Richard Wheatland
The story of the TSR.2 is well known and described in detail on other parts of this site, needless to say that the aircraft still stirs strong emotions from those who saw her fly. Painted for an exhibition celebrating 100 years of Bristol Aircraft and Engines, the artist chose the TSR.2, powered as it was by two Bristol Olympus engines. The two-seat English Electric Lightning was used as the chase plane during the test programme.