The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
- Reaction score
Reverse polish notation. That brings back a few memories.
IIRC, they weren't using it to achieve VTOL but more an extreme STOL so *maybe* some of the issues wouldn't be as extreme. Not really sure why but the P.103 has always appealed to me. Maybe I just like a challenge......On the BAe P103 given that the Bell XF109 and VJ101C had shiwn the risks of this tilt engine approach why did BAe think it was workable?
I'm not really understanding your argument.View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SqOu0JuH_-g
Some video of the 1986 mock up
The timing seems very odd generally from what I’ve seen is that you have a mock up either when your about to cut metal or about to sell someone on a configuration. Generally it’s three years or so from mock up to final. Yet I don’t think physical work on the eurofighter started till 1989, prototype done in early 1992 and almost two years before the first fight (which is also kinda odd) 1986-1989 seems like kind of a black hole.
also a web archive of an old article that had a dead link https://web.archive.org/web/20140520093941if_/http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1985/1985 - 1541.PDF#navpanes=0&search='Bae P 120'&scrollbar=0&page=1&view=FitH,0