P1154: From start to finish

 
P1154s as they might have appeared in Royal Navy and RAF service: XV559 in 803 Naval Air Squadron markings
CHRIS SANDHAM-BAILEY

August 1961

AC169 issued by NATO

October 1961

P1154 initial design study

January 1962

P1154 submitted to NBMR-3; two-seat P1154 drawn up for NBMR-3; P1154 selected for NBMR-3 (along with Mirage IIIV); OR345 scrapped in favour of a joint RAF/RN type; P1154 as submitted met RAF requirement

April 1962

P1154 with Pegasus 5 drawn up; OR356/AW406 requirements issued

May 1962

First P1154 study for RN to meet AW406, the naval aspects of joint requirement — folding nose with 34in diameter dish, variable ramp intakes; further study for a scaled-down P1154 was first design with tricycle undercarriage

August 1962

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