Convair Model 200A
Selected for further study, alongside the XFV-12A, which eventually "won".
$250,000 contract placed with Convair on 12 Feb 1973 for a four month engine/airframe and performance analysis.
Canard delta layout, Mach 2.0 class. Uses P&W JTF22A-30A (F401 variant) engine and two left engines in tandem behind the cockpit. 3 bearing swivel nozzle deflects the main engine thrust downwards. Bleed air from lift fans drives a reaction control system with nozzles at each wingtip and under the nose. Claimed to have a get-home capability on the two lift engines alone and STOL landing with one lift engine out. $600,000 programme to define a suitable lift engine; Allison, CAE, AiResearch and General Electric interested in the proposal Thrust of 10,500lb required.
Powerplant: JTF22A-3-A with thrust of 14,000lb [presumably non-afterburning] and 2 lift engines of 10,500lb each.
Performance: Mach 2 class
MTOW: about 30,000lb
Span: 27 ft 10.5 in (8.49m)
Length: 51 ft 1.5 in (15.58m)
Height: 18ft (5.49m)
Convair Model 201 CTOL variant, single and two seat variants, for VFR and all-weather operations, 74% common by weight with the Model 200 V/STOL version.