Tony Team Foxjet, early design and development


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here is the Tony Team Industries Inc. ST-600 Foxjet,the early
drawing and the development,with two buried JTI5T turbofans.


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From Aviation Week .9.1977 another photo of the mock-up with rectangular
windows and of the production version. And from Aviation Week .10.1977 the
3-engined Foxjet 3:


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Foxjet ST600 concept model found on eBay.


Description: This model is rarest of the Foxjet ST600 series, which is a single engine variant (note the NACA flush inlets on the side of the fuselage) that was designed by Tony Fox and was also the CEO of his company. The Foxjet was a small business jet under development in the United States in the late 1970s. Problems with development, particularly in finding a suitable power plant, caused the project to be abandoned before any substantial work on the prototype had been done, but the concept proved to be ahead of its time, foreshadowing the very light jets of thirty years later.
Design and development: The ST600 was of familiar business jet configuration, with a low wing, cruciform tail, swept flying surfaces, and engines mounted on pods on the sides of the rear fuselage. The intentions of the project were to create a practical business jet small enough and light enough to take advantage of smaller airfields at a cost of around half of what full-size business jets of the day were selling for. Fuel costs were touted as being as low as 9 cents a mile in 1977, compared to 50 cents a mile or higher for contemporary aircraft.

73 orders for the aircraft were taken with Bill Lear ordering the first example.

Three mockups were constructed and were widely displayed at aviation shows around the United States, and the project got as far as Foxjet contracting Aeronca to construct the prototype. The engines, however, proved a major stumbling block. The tiny Williams Research WR44 turbofan that had made the project possible received certification for use in a passenger-carrying engine, but due to the its selection as the powerplant for cruise missiles, the United States government blocked non-military use of the engine. Without a suitable alternative available, the project was doomed.

In 2006, a Foxjet mockup was exhibited at the AOPA expo at Palm Springs, Florida by Millennium Aerospace, which had purchased rights to the design in May. The company announced plans to resurrect the design and market it with Pratt&Whitney CanadaPW615 engines.

The original prototype was eventually purchased by Lyle Anderson, of Princeton, Minnesota from a used motorcycle dealership in Minneapolis and prior to that, it stood in front of a car dealership. In 2010 it was put in Anderson's front yard, and was a participant in the Rum River Festival parade prior to relocation to Princeton Airport.

Composition: One piece resin model with metal landing gear and rubber tires.

Dimensions: The fuselage is 20 inches long with a wingspan of 17.25 inches.

Condition: The model is all original and is in excellent condition. There is some slight decal loss (see photos), but does not detract from the model. If you are looking for a rare model to add to your collection, this is it....Don't let this one get away!


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Foxjet ST600 concept model found on eBay.

The bottom photo is of Tony Fox.


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From Aviation magazine 1977.


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And to think that I used the slang name "Foxjet" to refer to the infamous MiG-25 derived transport proposal.

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