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  1. Schneiderman

    Air Ministry specification R.2/33 - Short Sunderland

    I'm on the scrounge. Does anyone have a copy , or just the key text, of specification R.2/33 that they would be willing to share? Failing that does anyone know whether the text of the specification has been included in any article or book, most likely one about the Sunderland. Thanks
  2. hesham

    Brabazon Type-3, possible Competitors ?

    Hi, the Brabazon Type-3 or Specification 6/45,the known tenders were; Airspeed,Armstrong-Whitworth and Avro-692 & Avro-693,but can I ask if those companies involved or not; Blackburn,Bristol ,De Havilland,Fairey,Folland,Handley Page,Miles,Percival,Scottish Aviation, Shorts,Vickers and Westland ?.
  3. blackkite

    The Hawker P.1062, P.1068 and P.1067.

    Hi! https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://alternathistory.com/raboty-po-sovershenstvovaniyu-istrebitelej-nazemnogo-bazirovaniya-v-period-s-1946-po-seredinu-1950-h-godov-chast-1-dnevnye-istrebiteli-dlya-korolevskih-vvs-chast-9/&sandbox=1 source: Anthony Leonard Butller...
  4. uk 75

    RAF Fighter Command after 1957

    The thread about the V Force has shown how brilliant some of the researchers here are at providing us with material unique to this site. So as we are still a bit limited in where and what we can do this Summer, I am adding the subject which has cropped up in many other threads: RAF Fighter...
  5. blackkite

    Handley Page HP88

    Hi! Handley Page HP88. http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/handley-page_hp88_3v.jpg https://alchetron.com/Handley-Page-HP.88 "The single HP.88 aircraft was designed to Air Ministry Specification E.6/48 as an aerodynamic testbed for the proposed Handley Page Victor V-bomber."
  6. blackkite

    Bristol F18/37 fighter project

    Hi! Bristol F18/37 fighter with 'Centaurus’ engine.(Except the last drawing) http://alternathistory.com/nerealizovannye-odnomotornye-istrebiteli-spetsifikatsii-f-18-37-velikobritaniya/ (Original source : TONY BUTTLER BRITISH SECRET PROJECTS FIGHTERS & BOMBERS 1935-1950)
  7. J

    Miles M.43 (7 September 1943 version) Specification F6/42

    Miles M.43 technical data Power plant: one Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk.VI, 12 cylinder ‘V’, liquid cooled engine, rated at 1,850 hp, driving one de Havilland six-bladed counter-rotating airscrew, front wingspan: 23.6 ft (7.2 m), rear wingspan: 37 ft (11.3 m), length: 26.2 ft (8 m), wing surface: 300...
  8. blackkite

    British F.7/30 fighter specification.

    Hi! F.7/30 Fighter capable of at least 250 mph and armed with four machine guns Blackburn F.3, Bristol Type 123, Bristol Type 133, Gloster Gladiator, Gloster SS.19, Hawker P.V.3, Supermarine Type 224, Westland F.7/30 Specification F.7/30...
  9. blackkite

    British B.1/39 Heavy Bomber Competition

    Hi! https://www.warbirdsforum.com/topic/366-additional-raf-might-have-beens/ "The B1.39 spec was to carry 9,000lb over 2,500miles cruising at least 280mph. Maximum bomb load was to be 10,000lb and some could be carried externally if necessary. Provision was made to stow 20 x 250lb or 500lb...
  10. GTX

    Bristol 159

    Couldn't find a thread on this so here goes: In March 1938 the Air Staff put together a paper that described an ideal bomber, and then a few months later specification B.19/38 was produced which indicated that the bomber would have a strong defensive armament of eight 20mm “shell-firing gun”...
  11. hesham

    Parnall Heavy Bomber Project of 1938 ?

    Hi, in 1938,Parnall designed a twin boom heavy bomber Project,with no supporting tailplane or structure between the booms,how we can find a drawing or a more Info about it ?.
  12. P

    On Atlas' Shoulders: RAF Transport Aircraft Projects Since 1945

    . Found this on Amazon.co.uk ; On Atlas' Shoulders: RAF Transport Aircraft Projects Since 1945 by Chris Gibson (Author) Hardcover – 31 Oct 2016 Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Hikoki Publications (31 Oct. 2016) ISBN-10: 1902109511 ISBN-13: 978-1902109510
  13. J

    Saro P.163

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  14. P

    Spec R.1/36

    Has anyone seen what the early Saro S.36 with gull wings looked like and what was Saro's reason for changing to the design they finally did? What did the Supermarine 314 look like?
  15. Cy-27

    Siddeley-Deasy Type Sinaia (Armstrong-Whitworth Sinaia)

    The Siddeley-Deasy Sinaia, also known as the Armstrong Whitworth Sinaia and Siddeley Deasy Type 103 was a twin-engine biplane day bomber with gunners in rearwards extensions of the engine nacelles. Four examples were initially ordered by the Air Ministry in 1917 but only one (serial J6858)...
  16. steelpillow

    Vickers VC.1 Viking

    The Vickers VC.1 Viking began life as the Wellington Transport Aircraft, under Air Ministry Specification 17/44 (according to Wikipedia). The idea was to keep the wing and undercarriage of the good old "Wimpy" but to develop a new fuselage. I just found this on t'interweb thingy: "the postwar...
  17. Johnbr

    Blackburn F.7/30

    It was the little biplane, which could be built around a 660-horsepower Rolls-Royce Goshawk III and based on the experience of the company with bodies flying boats, Petty used a covered working dural fuselage skin with integrated keel. The rest of the aircraft was a standard scheme for Blackburn...
  18. robunos

    The 'AB.123' project designation system...

    I've done a search. and I'm surprised that there's no thread for this... Following the partial replacement, in 1959, of the British Ministry of Supply by the Ministry of Aviation, the iconic 'Rainbow Code' system for projects was also replaced, by a new system of two letters, and three numbers...
  19. Tzoli

    Avro Super Heavy Bomber

    I found this drawing on the net and the only info I know that is was an Avro Bomber Project with 10 engines. Do you guys know anything more on this project?
  20. memaerobilia

    Armstrong Whitworth B.1/39

    We may need a thread dedicated to Armstrong Whitworth aircraft. Here is the AW drawing for Armstrong Whitworth B.1/39. Drawing date is 3/6/39. Dwg No. is AW9186? (last number is cut off in this photo) I have also added a favorite detail image, showing the location of twelve large bombs. * I had...
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