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Specification X.197T

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Specification X.197T was issued in March 1959 to cover the design and construction of an aircraft to investigate the low-speed characteristics of the slender delta wing, in collaboration with the RAE.

Bristol submitted its Type 215. Designs were also tendered by Fairey, Miles and Handley-Page.
The Handley-Page proposal was selected and, in final, resulted in the HP.115 (under the revised specification ER.197D).


Is there more information available on those 4 initial X.197T proposals?

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From Aeroplane Monthly .9.94, the original design to this specification
 

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Supermarine type 573

3-view on page 332 of putnam's 'Supermarine', project list on page 353 has this to say:-

"(type)573 Quarter Scale SST Model for Concorde"

nothing that I can see in putnam's 'Miles', :(

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Jemiba, Robunos,
Thanks a lot for information.
If the project presented in Aeroplane Monthly seems to be at the origin of the HP-115, the Supermarine Type 573 is a discovery for me (connection with Fairey or Bristol?)
Thanks again

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