|P1214-3 in RAF default livery|
|Year||1983 (Design Frozen)|
|Primary Use||Military, close air support|
Aircraft Background Edit
In order to resolve the pitch control problems with the P1205-11, BAe were able to raise the engine and centre of thrust by removing the rear of the fuselage and creating a twin boom aircraft. Initial studies resulted in the evolution of the P1205-11 into the P1212, however the forward swept wing P1214 made a much more striking and maneuverable aircraft.
The P1214-3 never got further than an interesting study, with the RAF’s AST.403 battlefield air-to-air evolving with normally swept wings into the P1216.