Hawker Siddeley P.1127 XP984 at Brooklands Museum

A collection of pictures of Hawker Siddeley P.1127 XP984 on display at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.

All photos were taken on April 5th 2016
Photos: Tony Wilkins


The sixth P.1127 technology demonstrator, XP984 essentially served as the prototype for the Kestrel FGA.1 which was evaluated by Britain, West Germany and the United States (as the XV-6A Kestrel) under the Tri-partite Evaluation Squadron (TES). Built in 1964 the aircraft introduced a new swept wing as opposed to the earlier design. Power came from the Rolls-Royce Pegasus 5 vectoring turbofan engine which produced 15,000lbs of dry thrust.

The aircraft was damaged in an accident at RAE Bedford on October 31st 1975 when the pilot lost directional control in a strong cross wind and bailed out. The aircraft slammed in to the ground from a low altitude and was declared a write-off.

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