|Length = 45 feet Height = 10 feet 10 inches||Span = 25 feet 1 inches||Span over missiles = 28 feet 1 inch|
|Maximum speed: M2.0 at 35,000ft or more||Climb to 50,000 ft: 2.2mins||2 Firestreak missiles on wings|
|Weight empty: 7,400lbs||Rocket Fuel: 10,500lbs||Jet Fuel: 500lbs|
|Armstrong Siddeley Viper A.S.V.8 turbojet of thrust 1,640lb||De Havilland Spectre rocket motor 8,000lbs thrust|
The jet intakes are mounted high in the fuselage just behind the cockpit, and the jet pipe runs aft. Below the jet is the rocket motor.
Of the three prototypes, 2 were completed. XD145 first flew 16 May 1957, and is now in the RAF Museum at Cosford. XD151 first flew on 5 December 1957, but crashed on 5 August 1958, killing the pilot. No cause for the crash was established.
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