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Airspeed AS-42 twin engined fighter !

hesham

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Hi,

in Aeroplane Monthly of December 1981,they spoke about Airspeed AS-42
as twin engined mounted in tandem,fighter project,does anyone hear about
it ?.
 

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AS-42 was an Oxford variant for New Zealand, i think you mean the AS-47 which was a tandem emgine fighter with a pull prop, push prop and twin booms powered by Napier Sabres

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As stated you are probably after the AS.47.

According to Airspeed Aircraft since 1931(H. A. Taylor, Putnam 1970) the AS.47 was intended as
a high-speed bomber, rather than a fighter.

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joncarrfarrelly said:
As stated you are probably after the AS.47.
According to Airspeed Aircraft since 1931(H. A. Taylor, Putnam 1970) the AS.47 was intended as
a high-speed bomber, rather than a fighter.
Jon
I have the 1991 version of this book with "new material".
Page 175:
AS.42 Oxford I to specification T.39/37 for New Zealand, powerplant A.S.Cheetah X, 1938
AS.47 Twin-engined (tractor and pusher) twin-boom bomber project, powerplant Napier Sabre
 

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