HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 c161W
Commander Courtney

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, in the interests of world-wide flexibility, he will ensure that further orders of Phantom aircraft additional to those required for the Royal Navy will be of the basic naval version and thus capable of modification for operation from aircraft carriers when required.

Mr. Healey

Yes. Although the navigation/attack system in the aircraft may not coincide, the Phantoms we plan to acquire for the Royal Air force will include all the airframe and engine features required for operation from British carriers.

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