It's turtles all the way down
- Nov 6, 2010
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The Putnam Hawker by Francis K Mason also has XF378 as the P.1109B.
I believe P.1101B is a typo for P.1109B. But interestingly Keith Wilson-Clark in his entry does not confirm the subsequent history.XF378 A/Cn 30-8-55 Hawker 29-9-55 arr 29-9-55 - AI testbed possibly at Baginton, transfer against quota in exchange WW594 18-4-56 to 3-12-56. TI PFC system improvements AAEE 30-5-57 arr 21-10-57. TI PFC system Hawker Dunsfold 1-1-58 arr 2-1-58. Flight trial aileron control system. Port u/c up ldg Dunsfold 1-4-59 (DBR rear fuselage fire). Sold Hawker 8-7-59 (Said to be P1101B).
"I have checked my book 'The Design and Development of the Hawker Hunter' (History Press 2014 - cannot believe it is nearly 6 years old!) and it appears that all three P.1109s were built as standard Mk.6s, but converted very quickly. Dates are included. Blatant advertising I know, but the book contains a pretty full and in depth review of the P.1109 programme."