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Offline Schneiderman

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Early Supermarine Attacker
« on: April 21, 2017, 05:43:54 am »
In July 1945 Supermarine had not yet finalised their design for the Type 392 Attacker. This drawing (39200 116) shows one of the alternatives considered; note the design of the tail surfaces, the repositioned air intakes, the four cannon mounted alongside the cockpit, and, of course, the nosewheel undercarriage.

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Re: Early Supermarine Attacker
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 06:39:44 am »
Amazing drawing,thank you Schneiderman.

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Re: Early Supermarine Attacker
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 06:49:33 am »
Very much a British P-80 in appearance.

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Re: Early Supermarine Attacker
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 08:30:05 pm »
I'd guess that the evolution from this drawing to the final design was mostly driven by the need to save money by keeping the Spitfire-derived wing as intact as possible.  That would explain the conventional landing gear and the repositioned inlets.

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Re: Early Supermarine Attacker
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 11:07:35 pm »
Yes, I think so too. In this design the main uc has been moved backwards, which would have required significant re-engineering of the Spiteful wing.

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Re: Early Supermarine Attacker
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 11:40:16 am »
This drawing (39200 116)

What is a source of this drawing?

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Re: Early Supermarine Attacker
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 12:53:48 pm »
39200 sht116 is the Vickers-Armstrong Supermarine drawing number