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Hawker Hunter precursor and follow-on projects

Arjen

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The Putnam Hawker by Francis K Mason also has XF378 as the P.1109B.
 

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Thanks for the replies and additional info. Yes - XF378 - a typo on my part.

AI Mk 20 was a pretty basic radar which must have contributed (in some way) to the non-takeup of the P.1109. However, AI Mk 20 was built to the same form factor as AI Mk 23 so, in theory the P.1109 could have been fitted with the latter radar. That would have produced a much more formidable all-weather fighter. Of course, I imagine cost and availability (I presume all AI Mk 23 production was spoken for) would have made that a non-starter. I don't suppose anyone knows how much an AI Mk 23 set cost ? Or a Hunter F.6 ?
 

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WW594 and WW598 were definitely in an F.6 serial block.

The latest Air Britain round up of F.6 Hunters has the following for XF378:
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 believe P.1101B is a typo for P.1109B. But interestingly Keith Wilson-Clark in his entry does not confirm the subsequent history.

There was no XF398, that fell in the security blank block between XF389 and XF414 of the Armstrong Siddeley F.6 batch of 100 (the latter blocks being XF373-389, 414-463, 495-527).
 

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From Tony Buttler:

"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."
 

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Are there any published dimensions for the P.1091 Delta Hunter?
 
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