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Airspeed AS-44 twin engined trainer aircraft

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Hi,

also in Aeroplane Monthly June 1982,the Airspeed AS-44 was displayed as
twin engined low wing trainer aircraft,and I am asking if those projects
were fake designs or what ?.
 

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In the Putnam book "Airspeed Aircraft since 1931" (1991 2nd publishing):
AS.44: projected Oxford replacements
- low wing version: powerplant Bristol Aquila
- high 'shoulder) wing version: powerplant A.S Cheetah IX or Alvis Leonides
 

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Hesham,

Where in Aeroplane Monthly, June 1982, is the AS44 displayed?
The aircraft was was a very real project, a four-man aircraft with dorsal turret. Top speed around 215mph, according to one blueprint, 234mph on the other two
 

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Thank you Schneiderman;

but as you know Internet,the Info was not guaranteed,if you have this issue and it was not mentioned,maybe in May or
July,and maybe not ?.
 

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No, I don't believe it is any issue from 1982, or any other year. I may post 3-view drawings later
 

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Schneiderman said:
No, I don't believe it is any issue from 1982, or any other year. I may post 3-view drawings later

Not to be rush,we don't know,the site which spoke about that was a good one;

http://www.aeroknow.com/ADImisc/ENGLA1-ADI.htm
 

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I think that they made a mistake with the reference to this and many of these Airspeed projects. I am sure that they must mean January 1982, the second part of Don Middleton's article that we have mentioned before in this and other threads.

Here are the two alternative AS44 layouts
 

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Many great thanks to you Schneiderman.
 

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Very interesting. The tricycle undercarriage with a fixed nosewheel on the high-wing design is quite unique/odd! I guess it was fixed so as not to increase the length of the main undercarriage legs so they could still fit into the nacelles.
 

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