|P1205-11 in RAF alternate arctic livery|
|Year||1981 (Design Frozen)|
|Primary Use||Military, close air support|
Aircraft Background Edit
With the separation of AST.403 into two roles - air superiority and close air support - Hawker proposed the P1208 for the AST.409 close air support role. The P1208 built on much of the aerodynamic thinking of the P1205 programme to create an ultra maneuverable subsonic Harrier. One of the most striking Harriers designed, the forward swept wing/canard layout, together with the raised cockpit and chin inlet, disguised a relatively modest upgrade to the Harrier GR3.