As a response to the Soviet threat of a supersonic nuclear bomber, the UK built a combined rocket & jet engined fighter that was on track to become the standard NATO interceptor for Europe.
But in a turn of events that would worthy of a cold war espionage novel, it was pushed out of the way by the UK & US governments and a hostile rival.
This is the story of Britains Rocket Jet fighter the SR-177.
Craig Louis Fleming, Florian Hesse, Muhammad Tauha Ali
Kosmonaut, Pascal Hausammann
Also : Alan Johns
Jorn Magnus Karlsen
Mitchel J. Mullin II
And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters.
Presented by Paul Shillito
Written and Researched by Paul Shillito
Images and Footage
Royal Navy, Lockheed,
Saunders Roe, USAF,
Intro Music by
Mike Mullen BMI