Another photograph of the contemporary AFVG model, this time with the wings in the fully forward position. The resemblance to the Dassault Mirage G is striking, although the first prototype of the latter was single-engined, whereas the AFVG was always intended to be fitted with two engines
The AFVG mock-up at Warton (with a Jaguar fin visible in the adjacent bay). The mock-up was fitted with only one wing, but the general characteristics of the prospective twin-engined strike aircraft are easy to determine. It was vital to preserve BAC’s technological capability, which would ultimately bear fruit in the MRCA/Tornado project with West Germany and Italy.