The airframe was NOT stressed to take the power of pure jets & the fuselage could be pressurised for the higher altitudes required. Boing hade not flown the 707 airliner let alone designed the B737.
Ian Kirby, e-mail, 03.01.2014 23:28
If the Tay engine had been developed the jet viscount would have been a world beater. Where do you think Boeing got the idea for the 737?
Mahir Al Hasani, e-mail, 28.07.2013 04:11
Pity if this aircraft was a success why didn`t the British modify it`s design shape,instead of building the Comet1 which was a disaster in the jet aircraft industry and didn`t learn there lesson in making square windows in supersonic jet,and caused England to lose it`s jet integrity ,giving the chance to the Americans to overcome them !
goutou, 21.06.2011 05:47
Boulton Paul it was hardly ever seen in public and conducted its important missions in an atmosphere of secrecy. In general take-off, climb and manoeuvrability it exceeded all other early jetliners,
peter, e-mail, 11.09.2009 16:11
A guy in bristol has just built a flying replica. its enormous. I have pics.