British AST-412 light aircraft

hesham

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Hi,

the RAF selected the Caproni C.22J for the military Specification
as light trainer aircraft,the Caproni also planed to develope a
single seat version as recce and light attack models and single
seat anti-helicopter version armedwith Shorts air-to-air Blowpipe
missiles.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1983/1983%20-%201931.html
 

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Neat, looks like a super-modern T-37. From some angles it looks like a Maverick Jet

I guess for whatever reason this got cancelled in favor of the Tucano order.
 

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Does anyone know the other tenders in this contest ?.
 

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AST.412 was eventually fulfilled by the Embraer (Shorts) Tucano. Other competitors on the final shortlist were the Norman Firecracker. Australian Aircraft Consortium (AAC) A.20 Wamira II and the Pilatus PC.9. Flight lists a full list of contenders here: https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1983/1983%20-%202009.html?search=AST 412
 

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Amazing find Ursrius,

but what was Edgar EAX ?.
 

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EdgLEY EAX, not EdGAR EAX. Edgley was the manufacturer of the Optica observation aircraft.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgley_Optica
Edgley EAX is new to me.
 

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This is a bit of a guess but I wonder if this design from John Edgley's US patent US4657209 could give a clue. The other illustrations in the patent are of the Optica and a twin-engine design.
 

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