Short P.D.49 VTOL fighter

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Hi,

anther Shorts VTOL strike aircraft project developed from SC.1.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201200.html
 

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Looks very similar to the PD.56 .
 

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The model shown in FLIGHT here from another angle of view. It was published in aero 7/1961, but also without any type designation ... :(
 

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Very nice projects my dears Jemiba and Boxkite.
 

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PD.56 is an excellent find Jemiba.
So we see some Starfighter influence
in the forward fuselage and the air intakes..?
 

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The design shown us by Hesham and Boxkite is the
Short P.D.49 design of 1960.
The P.D.56 shown by Jemiba was offered by Short to Nato NBMR 3 of 1961-62.
Short worked at that time together with Lockheed on a VTOL variant of the Starfighter.

Flight 2.11.61
AirRevue 1961
BSP Jet Bombers since 1949-Tony Buttler-Midland.
 

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Interesting!
If I did not know any better, I would have put it down as a Saab project looking at its J35 Draken wing profile!

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