Air International 1981-02
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R.Braybrook - All that alphabet soup
The USAF’s NGT requirement has attracted much attention but not every proposal has gained official backing. Two potential trainers now discounted by the USAF are the SIAI Marchetti S 211 (on the photo) and the Gulf stream American Peregrine.
The Vought/VFW Model 538 Eaglet proposal in the NGT competition is based on the ducted fan technology developed by the RFB subsidiary of VFW in the Fantrainer prototypes.
One of three Fairchild designs prepared to meet the USAF NGT requirement.
The USAF’s NGT requirement has attracted much attention but not every proposal has gained official backing. Two potential trainers now discounted by the USAF are the SIAI Marchetti S 211 and the Gulf stream American Peregrine (on the photo).
One of the first companies to reveal its plans for the USAF New Generation Trainer was the North American Division of Rockwell International, which has built this mock-up of what it called the Near-term Optimum Value Aircraft, or NOVA. A pair of Williams WR-44 turbojets would provide the power.
The General Dynamics Model 210.
The General Dynamics project illustrated by this model was one of the unsuccessful submissions in the first phase of the US Navy's VTX-TS competition, which is now near­ing the end of the conceptual study stage embracing six designs.
This Northrop/Vought project is one of three new designs studied for the VTX-TS, together with vari­ants of the BAe Hawk, Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet and Rockwell T-2.