In his book on attack aircraft of the West Bill Gunston refers to a British Aircraft Corporation brochure published in the early 60s showing the Mirage III vstol in RAF and RN colours in the process of being delivered to the UK forces, the final page of which is described as being the first...
It was a joint Anglo-French project, with British Aerospace leading, for a post TSR.2 strike aircraft. France were never particularly interested in this project; it did however serve as a useful way of getting hold of UK VG technology, which was based on years of research. Note that the...
The original plans for the Tornado ADV included a LLTV mounted under the nose for long range target ID day or night, and an HMS.
Marconi builds Tornado LLTV system Flight International 2 Sept 1978 p730
Ferranti Develops Helmet Sight Flight International 21 Oct 1978 p1468