The Saunders-Roe SR.177 was an advanced rocket plane capable of climbing to the very edge of space - but it fell victim to sabotage by a rival company.
Following the hidden story of the race to build a supersonic airliner and the competition between Europe and the United States that ensued.
The great icon of 1950s jets was the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter designed by Kelly Johnson, but this was not his first attempt at a supersonic fighter.
In a race to conquer the air, many great projects never made it past the drawing board. Explore the story behind the plans for an atomic bomber.