Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft - UK
United Kingdom (proposed/cancelled)
Ability to intercept inbound aerial threats by way of high-performance, typically speed and rate-of-climb.
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
4 x de Havilland Gyron Junior PS.53 turbojet engines (wing-mounted); 1 x Spectre rocket (fuselage-mounted); Up to 15,000lb of combined thrust output.
(2,500 kph | 1,350 knots)
(18,300 m | 11 miles)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
2 x Air-to-Air Missiles (beam-riding or radar-directed) carried on wingtip mounts.
AW.169 - Base Series Designation.