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F.155T the last minute submissions

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During the process of evaluation of the proposals to F.155T, De Havilland wanted to make a alternative last minute submission, and Saro was strictly prohibited from this.

Yet what if the board had instead allowed all the firms submitting, the chance of a last minute submission?

We know Saro proposed that if the weapony and or equipment was relaxed they could offer up to 3 different solutions
1. A twin Gyron Junior powered machine.
2. A single Gyron powered machine
3. An uprated version of the P.177.

I'm curious as to what alternative DH might have come up with...?

EE must have had another Lightning variant up it's sleeve. Or perhaps a version of the P.6D

Vickers.....no idea

Fairey did have a late Delta II with Red Hebe.....

AWA...?

Hawkers.....a P1125-type might have been forthcoming.
 

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Yet what if the board had instead allowed all the firms submitting, the chance of a last minute submission?
Sooner or later, you have to say "enough" and make a decision (even if it's eventually to call the whole thing off).

The comical absurd extreme I am picturing is a bunch of Saunders-Roe aerodynamicists in their late nineties wheezing "Wait! Just one more draft, please?", and the P.177 going forward to equip squadrons on board Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth alongside the F-35. :p
 
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