|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||EAP Tie|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1980|
|Location:||Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]|
42 Wellingborough Rd.
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 in 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. In 1983 BAe announced a contract with the MoD for the development and production of an ACA demonstrator, the EAP Experimental Aircraft Programme.