Freakyclown, thanks for the reply though you may have misread my post. I am not looking for info on the P.1216, I already said I am familiar with it,
thanks, but I am talking about the other design. I included the P.1216 photos as a matter of interest.
Nor am I assuming the unknown design is stealthy because of the butterfly tail, why would you think that?
As 44soulslayer pointed out in his reply, it does bear resemblance to the F-35 and has all the hallmarks of a design proposal to either JSF or JCA,
which is why, along with several other nuances of the design overall (intakes, curvature, blending etc), I am assuming it would have some LO
properties if it had been built.
I did ask the museum staff about it but they themselves know nothing about the design, only that the model came with the other two via private
donation, and no, they don't know (or wont say) who that was. This is, as I said where my HSA Kingston association comes from but yes, there is a
chance they are unrelated and came together only by chance. This is why I am wondering if anyone knows this design from anywhere? In the side view in
the top photo the model does also bear a passing resemblance to an early ATF impression from Lockheed, but this also could be a coincidence as this
design appears to be for a smaller single engine type.
Any relevant info would be greatly appreciated but with all due respect I don't think pointing out that the Beech Bonanza also had a butterfly tail
is all that helpful
Your own photo of the P1216 also shows the Phantom and the "JSF" still in their boxes. It wasn't yours was it?
Also your 'i9 photobucket' link is a link to my own album, for I am Spartacus....well, WtMiller anyway. See, I told you I knew what the P.1216
[edit on 26-3-2008 by waynos]