§ 29. Mr. Goodhew
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has made for the utilisation of plastic armour panels to protect the crew and electronic installations in Phantom aircraft.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The use of plastic armour panels is one of several measures under study to improve the survivability of the Phantom.
§ Mr. Goodhew
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in Vietnam the Americans 226 have learned that the protection of crew and vital electronics can be of great value? Will he take a close look at the Bristol Aeroplane Company plastics armour, which is lightweight and seems very effective?