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G1986. In 1960 the idea of vertical takeoff was becoming a reality with the P1127 project which evolved into the harrier. At Filton there was a tradition of expansion into other fields, the factory had produced pre-fabricated houses and schools, buses and of course the well known 'Bristol' cars. The design teams produced a range of vehicles which were termed 'Flying military vehicles' . these vehicles could be used a forward fighting vehicles to cover any sort of terrain to support fighting troops and of course VTOL aircraft. The rear swivel nozzles can be seen in this image, the front nozzles are contained in the out-riggers in a permanent down position, the rear being able to swivel to give forward momentum.
PublisherBristol Siddeley
ContributorRolls Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Siddeley
Datecreation - 1961-06-12
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 200 mm
dimension.W - 235 mm
Identifier72441
SourceRolls Royce Heritage Trust
LanguageEN
Relation
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton, South Gloucestershire
RightsRolls-Royce plc
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