P.07
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Prototype P.07 - 98+06 

 

- First Flight 30.03.1976

- P.07 was the first to have a full avionics fit and joined P.04 to complete the clearance trials for the systems. 

- A/C P.07 was damaged in the Test Area near Manching when the aircraft struck a 2m high "knoll of earth" trying to pull out of a high-G dive. The aircraft had just completed a test mission when the Pilot decided that there was enough fuel available to practice for the Hanover airshow. He performed a "Split-S" manoeuvre at about 10,000 ft but neglected to reduce power right away, which meant there was too much energy going into the manoeuvre (or not enough altitude) preventing a safe recovery.(incident update provided by Harry Bonet, many thanks)