Hawker P.1121

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P.1121
Hawker P.1121.JPG
Hawker P.1121 model on display at the Midland Air Museum.
Role Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer Hawker Siddeley
Status Cancelled

The Hawker P.1121 was an unbuilt British design for a supersonic fighter aircraft. The design was to be powered by either the de Havilland Gyron, Bristol Olympus or Rolls-Royce Conway engines, it was designed by a team headed by Sydney Camm and funded as a company project to meet an Air Ministry Operational Requirement (OR.339). Work was stopped in 1958,[1] after the infamous 1957 Defence White Paper by Minister of Defence Duncan Sandys, which called for manned fighter aircraft to be phased out and replaced with guided missiles.

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mason 1991, pp. 80—81

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mason, Francis K. Hawker Aircraft Since 1920. London. Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 1991. ISBN 0-85177-839-9