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PANNAP - Panavia New Aircraft Project

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“Der Flieger” 5/1978 asked on page 189 “is this the new lightweight fighter Panavia 190 ‘Spitwulf’ with a RB.199 engine, designed for a top speed of Mach 2.2”? Only the length of the aircraft was given – 12 metres.

I sent the two-view drawing to Tony Buttler, Mike Pryce and jemiba. “It looks like a magazine’s idea of some ‘rumoured’ project” was the essence of their answers. Meanwhile I see it that way. Probably it’s just a fake. Nevertheless Panavia worked on a PANNAP (Panavia New Aircraft Project) single-engine design (BAC P.61?). This could be an influence to the “Spitwulf” fake.

Does anybody know something about the P.61?
 

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The same from " Aviation Magazine ":the intakes are from the F 104 S ! and the canard surfaces from the Lancer !(no canard at all )
 

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Rolls-Royce single RB.199 fighter concept
 

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Flight International, 4/10/73: Pannap
"Panavia's declared policy not to restrict it interest to MBCA was emphasised at the 1970 SBAC Show by its then chairman, Mr Allen Greenwood of BAC, when he disclosed that the three-nation industrial organisation was studying an advanced lightweight fighter to be known as Pannap (Panavia New Aircraft Project). The project was, and is, primarily aimed at satisfying various operational requirements of Britain and Germany for a 1980s-style light fighter. The prime requirement is air superiority with a secondary ground-attack role. Few of the parameters have hardened since that time, but the project is known to revolve around a single-seat fixed-wing layout, with a single, advanced version of the Turbo-Union RB.199, giving up to 20,000 lb thrust.

The design is a logical follow-on from the AA-107 scheme proposed several years ago to Australia (which was to have been powered by an Adour). The aircraft is not designed to compete with the Cobra or Lightweight Fighter programmes proposed in America, and its timescale will be probably further away."

My memory is a shrunk single-seat (to be Tornado). Panavia GmbH was an administrative office with no money; its owners and Customer invited designers to stick to their knitting and build the contracted type NOW please. FIAT, MBB and BAC explored other products until MRCA success was evident; Govts. then inserted CASA, melded their 1978-onwards agility schemes, and funded EF2000.
 
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Remarkably 'Lavi-like' that RR concept.
 

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There was also a Chinese drop glider from that era that matches that RR design almost exactly.
 

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