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Lockheed X-27 CL-1200 Lancer

The Lockheed CL-1200 Lancer was company-funded proposal for a derivative of the F-104 Starfighter intended for the export market. The project was an unsucessful competitor with the Northrop F-5E Tiger II in the 1970 International Fighter Aircraft competition. The CL-1200 design retained the F-104 fuselage, though with a shoulder-mounted wing of larger area moved further aft. At one time, the Air Force considered buying one experimental Lancer under the designation X-27, featuring modified rectangular engine air intakes. However, the X-27 program was terminated due to lack of funds.



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