Airspeed AS.9

hesham

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Hi,

The Airspeed AS.9 was a single seat fighter project,powered by one
650 hp Napier Dagger II engine,but I have no drawing to it,do you
know for which specification it was designed ?.
 
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According to 'Airspeed Aircraft Since 1931' it was a private initiative on the part of Airspeed and their first attempt to break into the military aircraft business.


Cheers, Jon
 

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It would be interesting to see if it had evolved along the lines of other Dagger-powered designs (the early MB designs come to mind).
 

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Thank you my friends,

Can I ask you (joncarrfarrelly) about anther early fighter project to this company,
I heard that it was between AS.12 to AS.28,but I don't know it was existed or not.
 

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Next Airspeed fighter project after the AS.9 was the AS.31
twinboom project with the cockpit in the tailplane I think.

17-18-19-21-22 were Fokker designs.

Sources :Airspeed Aircraft since 1931-Putnam
Aeroplane Monthly : December 1981-January 1982
 

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My dear lark,

Thank you for your help.
 

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Maybe this beast was submitted to Spec. 40/34 ?.
 

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Doubtful as that was for a two-seat Hawker Demon replacement. I would guess that the AS.9 is in the same category as the Martin Baker MB2, a private venture design based loosely on F.5/34
 

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