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U.K. Declassifies ‘80s Work on Fighter

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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:15 PM
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This weeks AWST had a small blurb on research that the UK underwnet in the 80's to develop a new fighter aircraft. The aircraft was intened to be a supersonic multirole replacement for both the Harrier AND and the Tornado. One of the more interesting designes was the P.125. It featured (aside from stealth) a total enclosed cockpit. It seems that the designers were worried about protecting the pilot from laser weaponry.





The U.K. Defense Ministry has finally begun to declassify work carried out on a design for a supersonic multirole fighter intended to replace the Harrier and Tornado strike aircraft.

The project dates back to the end of the 1980s and was led by the then-British Aerospace. A full-scale size and shape mockup of the design (left), known as P.125, was built by the company before the project was shelved.
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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:42 PM
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Your img tags aren't working.

Interesting they would enclose the cockpit. I suppose it would take care of the radar reflection from the pilot and cockpit.

Any other details available from a non subscription source?



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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Just a thought. Waynos had a thread about some models he saw at a museum a month or so ago. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 11:29 AM
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yes FredT that is what i thought of as i read this thread,

i asked at work today and it turns out we have a fair bit of info on this project.
i have asked for the relevant info and submitted a request for it all.

fingers crossed !!

snoopyuk

[edit on 16-4-2008 by snoopyuk]



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:58 AM
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Interesting, thanks for the heads up snoopy, looking forward to see what you can come up with



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