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Hawker P1127

Hawker P1127

XP980 - Hawker P1127, built at Kingston

24/02/1963 - first flight at Dunsfold
16/11/1963 - made a heavy landing
25/11/1963 - flew again following repairs
11/02/1965 - to Bircham Newton
10/03/1965 - to Dunsfold via RAF West Raynham
14/07/1965 - grounded
30/12/1965 - next recorded flight
27/01/1966 - last flight from Dunsfold
To A&AEE for trials, damaged during practice forced landing, used for spares recovery
1970 - moved to Tarrant Rushton
03/1970 - used by Flight Refuelling as ground experimental vehicle/barrier trials
03/1971 - wing returned to Boscombe Down, replaced with wing from Harrier GR1 XV751
1972 - to RAE Bedford for pilotless crash barrier trials
09/1973 - to 71MU at RAF Bicester for conversion to display exhibit (not carried out)
?/?/? - to RAF Gaydon for grounds handling training
06/11/1974 - to Bitteswell
08/1975 - to RAE Bedford for Sea Harrier restraining hook trials
08/1977 - to Tarrant Rushton for Drone braking tests as part of the Sea Vixen D3 programme
09/10/1980 - to School of Aircraft Handling at RNAS Culdrose for dummy deck training and allocated A2700 with engine E4754
1981 - repainted to look like a Sea Harrier
09/03/1989 - moved to FAAM to be part of VSTOL Exhibition
13/11/1999 - moved to the Cobham Hall store
On display in FAA Museum in Hall 4/Leading Edge Exhibition

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat experimental vertical/short take off aircraft

Manufacturers - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Power plant - One Bristol Pegasus vectored thrust turbofan approx 13,500lb thrust in final version

Wingspan - 24ft 4ins

Length - 49ft

Height - 10ft 3ins

Weight - 14,500lbs max in later version

Max speed - 720mph at 36,000ft

Range -

Armament - Nil


Other exhibits in this hall

  • BAC Concorde BAC Concorde
  • Bristol Scout D Bristol Scout D
  • de Havilland Vampire T22 de Havilland Vampire T22
  • Westland Wyvern TF1 Westland Wyvern TF1
  • Handley Page HP115 Handley Page HP115
  • British Aircraft Corporation 221 British Aircraft Corporation 221
  • Hawker Hunter T8M Hawker Hunter T8M
  • Sea Harrier FRS.1 (XZ493) Sea Harrier FRS.1 (XZ493)

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