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Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0763
Category: Personal/Personnel
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: EAP Tie
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Tudor Ties
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): EAP 
Year of Manufacture: circa 1980
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Location: Archive Office

Tudor Ties
42 Wellingborough Rd.
Rushden Northants
Tel. 0933 314094
100% Polyester Fibre
Made in England


Many of the programmes gave a Tie to the team working on the project and it was also a useful gift to visitors. The Tie might be supplied in-house or by the end customer.
In this case the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) gave a grey neck tie with a white motif of the EAP aircraft containing the letters EAP in red. The UK had identified a requirement for a new fighter as early as 1971. A specification, AST 403, was issued 1972. In 1979, (MBB) and (BAe) presented a formal proposal to their respective governments for the ECF, the European Collaborative Fighter. In 1982 the Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) programme was launched. In1983 BAe announced a contract with the MoD for the development and production of an ACA demonstrator, the EAP Experimental Aircraft Programme.

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