• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S REVOLUTIONARY STRIKE FIGHTER - IT CAN TAKE OFF AND LAND VERTICALLY - MAY BE PRODUCED UNDER LICENSE IN AMERICA.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S REVOLUTIONARY STRIKE FIGHTER - IT CAN TAKE OFF AND LAND VERTICALLY - MAY BE PRODUCED UNDER LICENSE IN AMERICA. THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE AIRCRAFT, THE HAWKER P-1127, MAY BE BUILT BY A MAJOR AMERICAN AIR FIRM. AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK.

    P-1127, "STAR" OF THE 1962 FARNBOROUGH AIR DISPLAY, IS POWERED BY A SINGLE BRISTOL-SIDDELEY PEGASUS ENGINE. SWIVELLING NOZZLES PROVIDE THRUST FOR BOTH VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FLIGHT. THESE CAN ALSO BE TURNED FORWARD FOR BRAKING IN THE AIR.

    A MINISTRY OF AVIATION CONTRACT WAS PLACED IN 1960 FOR SIX EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO COOPERATE WITH BRITAIN IN A JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

    AND IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR, THE MINISTRY ANNOUNCED A JOINT BRITISH, WEST GERMAN AND AMERICAN PROGRAMME OF DEVELOPMENT. THIS WOULD ENTAIL NINE P-1127S - THREE FOR EACH COUNTRY - AND THE FORMATION OF A JOINT TRIALS SQUADRON IN BRITAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5N579IPUU4NC6SJM85TMV74U
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5N579IPUU4NC6SJM85TMV74U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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