Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Rarity Of Shame.

This image is next to all that I can find out about the Hawker P1121 of around 1957.
It looks like an F-16 but better, and would have been a British, supersonic fighter far in advance of the Lightning.
This picture is of the actual aircraft which was actually built, before a bunch of cunts read somewhere that missiles were better.

So the 1121 got cancelled.

The details are all in the 1975-76 book 'Project Cancelled', which after a worlwide search appears to be available second-hand.
The cheapest of the four copies available is $79 US.
Quite some book.
Quite some plane.
And it was a Conservative government that bludged.

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