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.
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 ?.
source: Anthony Leonard Butller...
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...
Hi! Handley Page HP88.
"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."
Hi! Bristol F18/37 fighter with 'Centaurus’ engine.(Except the last drawing)
(Original source : TONY BUTTLER BRITISH SECRET PROJECTS FIGHTERS & BOMBERS 1935-1950)
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...
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
"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...
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”...
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)
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...