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BAe P.1216 Supersonic ASTOVL Aircraft

by Michael Pryce - £9.95

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The British Aerospace (BAe) P.1216 supersonic advanced short take-off/vertical landing (ASTOVL) multi-role fighter is yet another great might-have-been of Britain’s aviation industry. The P.1216, designed by the same team that developed the Harrier and Sea Harrier, could have taken the place of the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Lockheed F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in the air arms of the world.

A large amount of work went into the project over many years, supported by the RAF and Royal Navy who wanted to develop an ASTOVL fighter, and in 1982 Margaret Thatcher viewed the mock-up at BAe Kingston. However, wider political issues intervened and the project was to remain largely secret, until now.

Lavishly illustrated with manufacturers' original technical drawings, photographs and colour artwork, BAe P.1216, a Project Tech Profile from Blue Envoy Press, will appeal to aviation enthusiasts, modellers, historians and students of British technical and political history alike.


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Michael Pryce has spent many years researching British vertical take-off aircraft, and in this book he examines the origins of the P.1216, the quest for supersonic STOVL, including competing designs, and the technologies that underlie ASTOVL aircraft. Using unprecedented access to previously secret documents, and interviews with key personnel involved in the P.1216 project, Mike has produced the first in-depth account of this advanced combat aircraft project.


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Contents (48 printed pages)
Introduction

Acknowledgements

History:

•   Background
•   Twin-boom origins
•   P.1216 for the RAF
•   P.1216 for the Royal Navy
•   P.1216 for the US and UK

Technical Description:

•   P.1216-41
•   Overview
•   Structure
•   Aerodynamics
•   Propulsion
•   Avionics

•   Systems
•   Weapons
•   Ownership and operations

P.1216 Data:

•   P.1216-41 1985
•   Estimated Performance Data
•   Costs and Timescales

Overview and Conclusions

Appendices:

•   Appendix 1 – P.1216 Variants
•   Appendix 2 – P.1216 Models
•   Appendix 3 – Twin-boom projects
•   Appendix 4 – P.1216 Timeline

Glossary
          Index

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